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Pop Gallery Artist Preview @ The Marwood

Artists participating in the End of May Bank Holiday Pop Up Gallery have work previewed at The Marwood

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Archiimp is please to announce that samples of work from the May Pop Up Gallery Artists are now available to view in the art space at The Marwood, 40 The Tything.

Please drop in and have a look!

Works from:

Charlotte Breakwell of Paper Ink Alchemy

Click here for link to Charlotte’s website

Edyta Linert Photography

Click here for link to Edyta’s website

Mandy Clifford of MC Canvasses

Click here for link to Mandy’s website

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impressions 

Click here for link to Jilly’s website


Don’t forget to come along to the Gallery at the end of May

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End of May Pop Up Gallery

Artists confirmed for Pop Up Gallery

End of May Bank Holiday 26-28th

Architectural Impressions, supported by The Hopmarket Charity, are hosting its second pop up gallery of 2018, as part of Archiimp’s pop up gallery initiative.

Introducing three local artists:

Charlotte Breakwell of Paper Ink Alchemy

Edyta Linert Photography

Mandy Clifford of MC Canvasses

Come in and browse, meet the artists and discover some of the local talent Worcester has to offer. With a variety of art on show, from landscape photography, hand cut paper art and colourful acrylic canvasses, there is a wide range to please any buyer and budget.
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Artists confirmed for Pop Up Galleries this End of May Bank Holiday

Location: 16 The Foregate, The Hopmarket (corner of Sansome Street and the Foregate across the road from A-plan Insurance)

Opening Times: Saturday & Sunday 10 to 5. Monday 10 to 4

Artist Exhibiting are: Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impression, Charlotte Breakwell of Paper Ink Alchemy, Edyta Linert Photography & Mandy Clifford of MC Canvasses

For more information please call Jilly Oxlade-Arnott on 07879 347 007.

If you would like to be involved in future pop up galleries, like these, please contact Jilly for an application form.

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Local papers pick up on the story

Local news papers and online news are picking up on the opening of the ‘Art in Architecture’ exhibition opening at the National Trust Croome Court this weekend.

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On the 7th May Worcester News wrote…

Artist will show off watercolours at Croome exhibition

A popular Worcester artist is launching a fine line ink and watercolour exhibition of buildings that are of architectural and historical importance to the National Trust, the local area and nationally.

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The exhibition of over 30 works by Worcester-based artists, Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, is on show from Saturday at Croome, near Worcester, as part of the Trust’s ‘Women and Power – 100 years of extraordinary women’ event.

She said: “It is an incredible honour to be asked to show my work in such a wonderful location and in celebration of such a globally historic event.

She added: “I am really excited to be unveiling a new collection especially for this exhibition, depicting the buildings and architecture of the Croome Estate, as well as showing works of Worcester and my bold and dramatic, Pop Art  inspired Vivid collection.” 

Mrs Oxlade-Arnott has two distinct styles, bright watercolour with detailed fine line ink and simplistic bold lines on layers of pure vibrant colours, inspired by the pop art genre.

The new ‘Croome Collection’ has been created especially for the ‘Art in Architecture’ exhibition at Croome and will illustrate many of the fine buildings that can be discovered within its parkland such as the Island Pavilion, Rotunda and Dunstall Castle.

Amy Forster-Smith, Croome’s visitor experience manager, said: “‘Art in Architecture’ will be part of a range of female focused exhibitions which open throughout this year.

“Jilly is one of a growing number of female artists we’re working with this year and we will also be presenting new exhibitions that share historical stories of a very special woman from Croome’s history.”

The exhibition will run until September. 

Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase her artworks through a sealed bidding system with 20 per cent of sales going to Croome’s restoration projects.

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott is also offering one lucky visitor the opportunity to win a private commission of a building of their choice. The winning entry will be drawn by the artist at the end of the exhibition.

Please follow the link below to read the full article:

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Jillys latest Exhibition opens to public on 12th May

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott: Art in Architecture Exhibition at Croome Court

The new Croome Collection has been created especially for this exhibition. You are able to bid for your chance to own an original picture from the exhibition or enter a competition to win an image of your own chosen building.

The exhibition will be on show in the library in the court from 12th May.

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Please look out for dates of Jilly’s interactive sessions at Croome Court throughout the exhibition, such as:

Artist in situ (and talks)

Adult watercolour workshops

Children’s art and colouring session


Please follow the link below for more information:

Link to NT’s Whats on at Croome Page

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Worcester News on Worcester Stands Tall artists sneak peek

Article in Worcester News online on 16th, 17th and in print on 18th April 2018

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‘Artists paint giraffe sculptures in Crowngate for Worcester Stands Tall to fund St Richards Hospice build’.

Vistors to Crowngate shopping centre can sneak a peek while artists paint giraffe sculptures for Worcester Stands Tall, a major public art event.

Today, passersby will be able to glimpse through the window to spot sections of the sculptures as they are covered in beautiful artwork – ready for the trail this summer.WST Giraffe

Until Friday, May 11, a unit next to JoJo Maman Bébé in Crowngate Shopping Centre will be a painting space for artists chosen to take part. The 30, 8ft tall giraffe sculptures will stand through the streets and open spaces of the city for 10 weeks, to raise funds for St Richards Hospice. 

Katie Hodgetts, from Stourport on Severn is currently studying textile design at Birmingham City University. Her giraffe design is a tribute to her grandfather. “He went to St Richard’s Hospice every week for art therapy. My design is in his memory and features memory’s and heaven. He was an artist, so I wanted to do something in memory of him but also something he would like.”

Marnie Maurrie, an artist from Bromsgrove took inspiration from nature for her sculpture.”It’s called ‘The Giraffe Who Found His Happy Place. It’s going to be really happy and colourful. The idea is about finding happiness in nature and the elements so I’ve featured the sun, sky, sea, rainbow and clouds.”

The size of the giraffe sculpture is very different to what some of the artists are working on. Mrs Maurri said: “I’m trained in theatre design so I’m used to working on a big scale. It’s a really nice shape.”

Suzie Elizabeth Hunt, from St Johns, Worcester has just finished her Fine Art degree at Birmingham City University. Her design for her giraffe is inspired by the Worcester Pear.

Miss Hunt said: “I wanted to merge the characteristics of the pear with the shape of the giraffe. I’ve also used the colour scheme of the Worcestershire flag, blue, green, and white, with black pears.”

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, an architectural artist who normally uses water colour said: “I’ve never done anything this size so it’s a challenge.” She has painted on several businesses in Worcester including Anja Potze. Her giraffe design celebrates Worcesters Heritage and Architecture.

Worcester Stands Tall is a Wild in Art project, brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice.

Once the trail has ended, the large sculptures will be auctioned this October to raise money for the St Richard’s Hospice Build 2020 Appeal.

The appeal aims to raise the final £1.4m needed to build a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire. 

Follow link to Worcester News site which features a short video sneak peek at Jilly’s Giraffe

Link to Worcester News video clip

Worcester News Article 18th April 2018

Follow link to Worcester News Online below:

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Easter Pop Up a Great Success

No wet weekend for the Pop Up Gallery!

Archiimps Easter Bank Holiday Pop Up Gallery held at the Hopmarket this weekend was a great success and was well attended by fellow artists, art lovers, locals and visitors. Despite the wet weather they came to browse the work on display, talk to the artists and many purchases were made.

The event had offerings of all price ranges and pockets from £2.50 cards to £420.00 original works. Greeting cards, prints of all sizes, canvases and originals were all on sale for the four days of Easter in a great location between Foregate Street Station and the City Center.

Hopmarket ArtistsArtists exhibiting at this event were (pictured from left to right): Mercedes Pearson, Jadu Sheridan Art, Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impressions and Antony Pearson of Dank Spangle.

Comments from the Artists:

A huge thank you to Jilly for inviting me to exhibit my photographs at her pop up gallery over the Easter weekend. Jilly did an amazing job of arranging and promoting the gallery. It was great to share time with the other exhibitors and to talk to visitors about my work. The cherry on the cake, I sold pictures. Brilliant. – Dank Spangle, Photographer

This Pop Up Gallery has been a fantastic opportunity to show art in a central location in the City. Jilly has advertised really well on social media and via posters and it has been lovely meeting so many people and to talk about Art. It has also been really nice to meet the other artists and to pick up tips form them. A really good few days!! – Jadu Sheridan, Artist

The Pop up Art exhibition has been a brilliant opportunity to showcase my artwork. It has been advertised in a number of ways by Jilly and we have had many people viewing our work. It is a fabulous space and lends itself really well to this sort of event. I have enjoyed working with the artists involved and would love to do this again. – Mercedes Pearson, Artist/ Designer

What a fabulous weekend! Really nice to talk to people about my passion for art and architecture, in such a great space, surrounded by a wide variety of works by some lovely local artists. Wonderful to see lots of people coming in to support us and buying things too. I hope this has helped the artists in preparations for other similar events and Worcester Open Studios later in the year. A big thank you to all who visited and those who made this event possible. Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, Architectural Artist

If you would like to know more about the artists who exhibited at this event, please follow the links below:

Dank Spangle

Jadu Sheridan Arts

Mercedes Pearson

Architectural Impressions

Jilly is very much looking forward to curating the next Pop Up Gallery due to be held on the Spring Bank Holiday (26-28th May) – Location and Artists TBC.

If you are an artist interested in participating in a pop up gallery, please fill in the application form on our ‘Pop Up Gallery Initiative’ Page or follow the link below: 

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Special thanks to Worcester City Council, The Hopmarket Charity, Fisher German and The Cabin for their support of this event and the Archiimp Pop Up Gallery Initiative 2018.


Easter Pop Up Gallery

Artists confirmed for Pop Up Gallery Easter Bank Holiday

Architectural Impressions, supported by The Hopmarket Charity, are hosting its first a pop up gallery of 2018, as part of Archiimp’s pop up gallery initiative.

Introducing three local artists: Dank Spangle, Jadu Sheridan Art and Mercedes Pearson

Come in and browse, meet the artists and discover some of the local talent Worcester has to offer. With a variety of art on show, from creative photographic prints, acrylics, coloured pencil , collage and watercolour, there is a wide range to please any buyer and budget.
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Artists confirmed for Pop Up Galleries this Easter Bank Holiday

Location: 16 The Foregate, The Hopmarket (corner of Sansome Street and the Foregate across the road from A-plan Insurance)

Opening Times: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 to 5. Monday 10 to 4

Artist Exhibiting are: Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impression, Antony Pearson of Dank Spangle, Mercedes Pearson & Jadu Sheridan of Jadu Sheridan Art

For more information please call Jilly Oxlade-Arnott on 07879 347 007.

If you would like to be involved in future pop up galleries, like these, please contact Jilly for an application form.

With Special thanks to:

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Call for Artists!!

Great opportunity for local artists

Archiimp is giving local artists the opportunity to be part of its 2018 Pop Up Gallery Initiative. Applications now open!!


Photograph: Pop Up Gallery held in December 2017 at the Hopmarket (Stone Fine Arts, Architectural Impressions, Deb Stanley Art and Michael Whitefoot Photography)

This is a great opportunity to display and sell your work direct to the public during increased visitor times. You will have wall and floor space and be included in the event marketing and PR. The galleries are for artists who have hand made, drawn or painted their works (reproductions or originals).

The Pop Up Gallery Initiative is a project to:

  • use unloved, unrented spaces throughout the City of Worcester
  • provide an outlet to showcase unknown artistic talent of Worcester 
  • provide space for artists to display and promote their work, and the opportunity to interact with clients, new buyers and fellow artists
  • to provide a space for residents, visitors and tourists to meet artists and view new artwork
  • increase awareness of Art within Worcester
  • is fully supported by MP Robin Walker, Worcester Council and local retailers

We have now booked the 1st event of 2018 for 4 days over March Bank Holiday at 16 The Foregate, part of the Hopmarket on the corner of Sansome Street and Foregate and are looking for artists to take part.

We are also looking to increase the list of artists already applied to take part in the events during the year, so please apply as soon as you can. The more artists we receive and select the more events will can put on (5 initial events planned).

The pop up galleries are complementary to other art events and so they will not clash with the Worcester Festival or Worcester Open Studios.

 2018 Season Diary:

  • 4 days over March Bank Holiday (Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April) Now confirmed for 16 Foregate Street
  • 3 days over May Bank Holiday (Saturday 26th to Monday 28th May)
  • 2 days during the 3 Choirs Festival (Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th July)
  • 2 days in the gap between August Worcester Festival and Christmas (Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th October)
  • 2 days over Christmas Period (Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd December)

If you would like to be considered for inclusion in any of these events please complete the boxes below and we will get in touch. 


Checkett’s Artists Display Extended!!

Display Extended for Another Two Weeks

Following on from our post “Checketts support new artists’ initiative” on 8th Februarywhich spoke of the new pop up artist initiative run by Jilly of Architectural Impressions at Checketts of Ombersley.

Jilly is proud to announce that due to popular demand the existing display is to be extended for another two weeks. 

Checketts are very supportive of this initiative and believes it adds real value and experience for their customers. 

No only are there several artworks (Limited Edition Prints) on display but you can also purchase ‘Artist Signed’ A4 Prints, and any of a huge range of Worcester Greeting Cards

A3 prints in a presentation tube are a great gift idea – and we have the given you the best way to send a large A3 print safely and securely.

These prints come in presentation tubes that are classified as a ‘small package’ (by royal mail)  which means cheap national and international shipping. Simply wrap tube in cling film (to secure the end caps and protect from the elements) then stick on an address label & postage stamp – quick, easy and cost effective!  Don’t forget you can also add other prints, or mail into the tube before sending.

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UK 1st Class Postage costs for this print and tube are: £3.40 UK (Next Day), £4.10 Europe, £5.15 World Wide (Zone 1) £5.60 World Wide (Zone 2)

See more of Checketts Fine Foods of Ombersley by going to their website:

Link to Checketts Website

Tel: 01905 620 284   Email:

Checketts Fine Foods of Ombersley, Church Villa, Main Road, Ombersley, Worcestershire. WR9 0EW

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Jilly Stands Tall!

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott selected for a Worcester Stands Tall Giraffe Sculpture

 Jilly and other local and national artists have now been down selected to paint Worcester Stands Tall Giraffe sculptures this summer. The biggest public art event ever seen in Worcester. 

Only 30 designs have been selected out of many fantastic entries.  Jilly and the other artists are not allowed to reveal the name of their giraffe or provide any indication of their designs until they are displayed on the streets in July. 

Photograph from Worcester Stands Tall Facebook post on 13th February 2018Worcester Stands Tall Image

Get set for Worcester Stands Tall a mass-participation public art event that will take Worcester by storm for 10 weeks in the summer of 2018.

From July 9th to September 16th Worcester’s streets, parks and open spaces will be brought to life by giraffes. Individually designed, beautifully created, majestic giraffes as you’ve never seen them before!

Why a giraffe?
Giraffes are majestic, but elegant, gentle but giant. They are sociable creatures but do not form herds, instead they meet in changing groups each day, rather as we do in our own communities. Giraffes are the tallest mammals on earth and the collective noun for a group of giraffes is a tower! The Worcester Stands Tall trail will inspire creativity and generate plenty of fun for all as you follow them on their journey around the city.

Funded by companies and individuals from around the county, the sculptures will be brought to life by regional and national artists to create the visually stunning trail of art. At the end of the project the sculptures will be auctioned to raise vital funds for the free on-going care and support offered by St Richard’s Hospice for people affected by life-limiting illnesses.

Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director for St Richard’s, said: “We’re really excited at the thought of majestic giraffes set against Worcester’s iconic backdrop, standing tall alongside us to bring colour and vibrancy to the city.”

She added, “Worcester Stands Tall will be an amazing adventure and is hugely important to St Richard’s Hospice. Not only will it inspire civic pride and conversation and give people an opportunity to get active on a free and fun day out, but we also hope to raise a significant sum towards the compassionate care and support we give to thousands of people each year.”

See more information on this Event, please follow the links below:

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Link to Worcester Stands Tall Website

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Link to Wild in Art Website

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 Link to St. Richard’s Hospice


To find out more about Worcester Stands Tall or to discuss sponsorship opportunities visit or email

For general enquiries email:


Croome Court Exhibition 2018

Jilly joins with National Trust’s Croome Court to celebrate: 

Women & Power (100 Years of Extraordinary Women) 

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impressions has been asked to be part of the National Trust’s amazing Women & Power (100 Years of Extraordinary Women) exhibition being held at Croome Court throughout the spring and summer of 2018.

Amy Forster-Smith of the National Trust tweeted “Very exiting meeting with @jillyArchiImp today about an upcoming project @NTCroome and a new @Architecturalimpressions commission”

Jilly commented “It is an incredible honour to be asked to participate in such a project. I am a really excited, all be it a little nervous, I hope I can do the beautiful environment and space justice. It is such a pleasure to be able to show my work in Croome’s original library, I know that Amy, Michael and all the team at Croome are really looking forward to curating this project in celebration Women and Power.”

As a local architectural artist based in Worcester Jilly will be displaying new works of buildings and structures from in and around Worcestershire, including a new commission of Croome Court itself.  

national trust logoVotes for women: 100 years of female suffrage.

It’s 100 years since some women were first granted the right to vote.

We’re marking this anniversary by exploring the stories from our places of those who fought both for and against female suffrage through new exhibitions, art installations and much more.

For more information on The National Trust or Croome Court:

Link to National Trust Website

Link to Croome Court Website

Croome Court will update their Website, Facebook and Twitter feeds as more plans are finalised for the Women & Power (100 Years of Extraordinary Women).

Ludlow Museum get fantastic new cards

Six new Ludlow card designs 

Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross tweeted…

“Fantastic collection of cards by a super talented lady, now available to purchase from the museum”

The Ludlow Museum are very proud to receive their latest collection of cards for 2018.  Created by architectural artist Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impressions from her original fine line and watercolour artworks, there are currently six designs available: Ludlow Castle, Broad & Kings Street, St. Laurence’s Church, The Feathers Hotel, Corve Street and The Buttercross itself.

They are A5 greeting cards, with white envelope in an individual cello sleeve. Digitally printed on FSC certified 350gsm silk paper stock, inside is left blank for your own message.

These artworks are also available from Architectural Impressions as: 

  • A5 Digital Artist Signed Prints
  • A4 Fine Art (Gicleé) Limited Edition Prints
  • A3 Digital Prints in a Presentation Tube
  • A3 Fine Art (Gicleé) Limited Edition Prints
  • A2, A1 & A0 Fine Art (Gicleé) Canvas 

The museum contains an interactive environment rich in history, while encapsulating the architecture and social history through its town centre location. The building is prominently located within the historic walled town of Ludlow, forming a key focal point at the head of Broad Street. The Buttercross occupies the main approach to the town centre from the south, forming a pivotal point on the dramatic spatial progression that leads from Ludford Bridge via Broadgate to the Ludlow Castle gates. It reveals the town’s proud architectural heritage to visitors and signposts them to other heritage venues in Ludlow to help visitors get the most from their stay.

The Heritage Interpretation Centre will engage its users with a unique view of the surrounding buildings from the semi-circular window, which offers a stunning view along Broad Street’s historic shops and dwellings and the surrounding countryside.

See more of the Ludlow Museum, by going to their website:

Link to Ludlow Museum Website

Open Every Week: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10-4pm

Tel: 01584 878 697   Facebook:

Ludlow Museum, The Buttercross, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1AW

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Shropshire Star Article 6th Feb

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Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds 
Reporter – @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.

By Jordan Reynolds | Ludlow | News | Published: 


Artist Jilly puts Ludlow’s historic buildings in the picture

From a ruined medieval fortification, to half timbered Tudor-style buildings leaning over the streets, Ludlow is known for its historic buildings.

Shropshire Star Photo 1Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, with two of her pictures of the buildings behind her

Now an artist has immortalised some of the town’s most iconic landmarks in a new collection.

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott has turned her interest in architecture into a business and for the last few months has been choosing buildings across the Midlands to paint in watercolour.

The 49-year-old visited Ludlow Food Festival last year and was inspired by the sights.

Ludlow CastleLudlow Castle is steeped in centuries of history

She has now painted Ludlow’s 11th Century castle, St Laurence’s Church, Kings and Broad Street, The Feathers Hotel, The Buttercross, and Corve Street.

Mrs Oxlade-Arnott, from Worcester, said she had always had a passion for architecture thanks to her father.

“My father was an architect and I’ve always had a passion for architecture,” she said.

“I started doing a collection for Worcester and I wanted to expand my work to other areas. I’d been to the food festival in the castle and saw how much of a beautiful town it is.”

Kings and Broad Street, LudlowJilly’s image of the corner of King Street and Broad Street

Mrs Oxlade-Arnott has worked all over the country in marketing roles, but last year gave up her job to pursue her hobby.

“I’ve always been creative, but I worked in marketing until June last year and since then the business has been growing,” she added. 

“Most people start up their own business gradually in the evenings before quitting their full-time job, but I just jumped into it.”

The Feathers Hotel LudlowThe town’s historic Feathers Hotel

“I’ve done life drawing classes before and done graphic design as part of my marketing roles, I’m always doing something creative.”

“The business has been extremely rewarding, my customers all appreciate art and it’s a joy to work with them.”

Mrs Oxlade-Arnott’s prints are up for sale at Ludlow’s Buttercross or on her website

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Jilly Oxlade-Arnott with museum assistant Petra Bindloss

The Buttercross LudlowThe Buttercross/ Museum

To view the article in the Shropshire Star please follow the link below:

Shropshire Star Article 6th February 2018

By Jordan Reynolds | Ludlow | News | Published: 

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Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds 
Reporter – @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.


Checketts support new artists’ initiative

Famous family owned shop teams up with local artist, in support of new initiative

Checketts has for many years been a ‘destination’ shop, where customers travel to experience the atmosphere as much as to browse and shop their delightful range of fine foods & fabulous gifts, or just relaxing with coffee & cake, meeting friends for lunch or afternoon tea. But now there is more…..

Checketts have now teamed up with Jilly of Architectural Impressions in support of a new initiative to actively promote local artistic talent. Despite the high demand for space, an area of the coffee shop has been made available for the dedicated display of artists work and products. Where a single artist or subject is displayed for its customers to enjoy, view and purchase, this benefits the customer, artist and shop.

If successful Checketts will be looking to work with Jilly to provide its customers with access to a variety of local artists and their work, through spaces like this, changing frequently throughout the year.

Rachel Checketts: ‘I purchased some of Jilly’s work in Worcester last year and thought her artwork would be fantastic in our shop in Ombersley. Her beautiful paintings and fabulous cards are just the sort of thing our customers would love. Her unique style and the fact that she and her subject are local was an opportunity we just couldn’t pass up.’


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Checketts is a name which is synonymous with fine foods, locally sourced quality meat, home made produce & the freshest of fish. Always on the look out for suppliers of innovative, seasonal and local produce, there is always something new to catch the eye, sitting comfortably between the timeless classics and established favourites.

See more of Checketts Fine Foods of Ombersley by going to their website:

Link to Checketts Website

Tel: 01905 620 284   Email:

Checketts Fine Foods of Ombersley, Church Villa, Main Road, Ombersley, Worcestershire. WR9 0EW

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Toy Shop Commissioned

Family owned toy shop receive their commissioned artwork

Vicky Evans of ‘Toys and Games of Worcester’ receiving the commissioned artwork of their beloved family shop.

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Tim Evans tweeted: ‘Thank you @JillyArchiImp for this superb artwork. We’re so pleased 😀’

Toys and Games Of Worcester is a family owned business. Tim & Vicky Evans with Ruth, Claire, Sue, Sophie & Sam. Founded 1994 Toys & Games has become the leading local toy shop based upon the traditional principles of being fun and welcoming to kids, and parents, in search of the latest or most traditional of toys.

See more of the Toys and Games of Worcester by going to their website:

Link to Toys and Games Website

Tel: 01905 731 099     Email:

Toys and Games of Worcester, Broad Street, Worcester, WR1 3LR

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Archiimp Exhibition @ The Hive 2018

I am pleased to announce the opening of my latest exhibition in The Hive entitled Worcester’s Historic & Iconic Architecture, running from 22nd December 2017 until 22nd January 2018.

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott ‘This exhibition is designed to build awareness of the City’s wealth of architectural assets, highlighting the global interest and importance of some of Worcesters treasures. Art and Architecture have always been good bed fellows and this exhibitions re-imagines the classic buildings through vibrant ink and watercolour to iconic pop art, what better place to showcase this than The Hive.”

Please visit The Hive during this exhibition to view my work, learn about some of the historic buildings in Worcester and my inspiration for painting them.  The Hive is the first joint public and university library in Europe and has some of the best facilities in country. 

Link to The Hive Website

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This exhibition is supported by the Worcester Civic Society. Worcester Civic Society believes that Worcester has a proud history, with many firsts and innovations in arts and industry, and also possesses an impressive and unique natural and built environment.

Link to Worcester Civic Society Website

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Exhibition Title: Worcester’s Historic & Iconic Architecture

Location: The Hive (cafe walls exhibition space)

Duration: 22nd December 2017 to 22nd January 2018

The set up:

If, like me, you love Pop Art please remember to visit the Warhol to Walker exhibition in the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum  running until 6th January 2018.

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Pop Up Art Gallery

Victorian Fayre Fringe Event
Pop Up Art Gallery
Saturday 2nd December

The Worcester Council and The Hopmarket Charity are sponsoring and organising a special one off fringe event in the Hopmarket this Saturday to co-inside with the City Center Victorian Christmas Market this weekend.

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There will be free activities, live entertainment and a Pop Up Art Gallery

The Pop Up Art Gallery organised by Architectural Impressions, presenting amazing local talent featuring three artists and a photographer.

There will be a fantastic collection of artwork, cards, prints and photographs on display and all for sale from Architectural ImpressionsDeb StanleyStone Fine Art and photography from Michael Whitefoot

Please come and support your local artists and purchase a gift for Christmas or something special for you or your family.

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Please visit the Christmas in Worcester website via the link below:

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Christmas Medieval Bazaar @ Ludlow

Christmas Medieval Bazaar @ Ludlow 25th Nov

Jilly has been asked to join the ever popular Saint Laurence Church Christmas Medieval Bazaar in Ludlow on Saturday 25th November. 

Jilly would very much like to speak with local residents, community members and retailers about the architecture of Ludlow; its history and national importance, so that she may decide on a shortlist of which buildings will be included in her new Ludlow Collection, in addition to St Laurence Church, The Feathers Hotel, Kings & Broad Street, Corve Street and Butter Cross.

St Laurences Church Ludlow

Available to purchase on the day will be Cards, Prints or Canvases of the new Ludlow Collection and seasonal greeting cards will be available too. 

Don’t forget to book your private commission in time for Christmas. 

St Laurence location

Christmas Medieval Bazaar

Saint Laurence Church, College Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AN

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Hopmarket Flowers

Hopmarket Flowers displays new cards

The recently opened Hopmarket Flowers, run by Gemma, is a beautiful new addition to The Foregate in Worcester.

Now proudly displaying some of my seasonal greeting cards. The Merry Mistletoe cards especially,  are just perfect for a florist with the other cards fabulously complementing the bright and beautiful colours of the flowers and foliage.

See more of Hopmarket Flowers by going to their website:

Link to their Website

Tel: +44 (0) 01905 611 599       Email:

Hopmarket Flowers, 15 The Foregate , Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3QD

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‘Happy New Year’ card now released

‘Happy New Year’ card now released ready for 2017/18 festive season !!

Please visit my Seasonal Range Gallery for more seasons greetings cards

Link to Seasonal Range Gallery Page



The Marwood Mini Gallery

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The Marwood has teamed up with Jilly of Architectural Impressions to provide a new mini gallery space within one of the most popular bar/restaurants in Worcester. Situated in the lounge area immediately as you enter the venue, is the perfect place to showcase local artists.

The Marwood Mini Gallery has been set up as a place where local artists can present new artworks which promote awareness, improve knowledge and celebrate the amazing architecture provenance and global historical importance the buildings of the City of Worcester represent.

The City of Worcester has some of the most historically significant buildings in England and has one of the greatest number of listed and protected buildings of any UK city outside of London.

Ben Coates – Owner of The Marwood said “Jilly is a very talented local artist who has a unique watercolour style, however it was her Vivid Range that most caught my eye, something that I had never seen before of Worcester and thought the resulting effect was fantastic. I always try to support local businesses and Worcester itself wherever possible and through talking with Jilly I decided to create art space to celebrate Worcester’s amazing architectural pedigree and The Marwood Mini Gallery was born.”

“Her style compliments our décor and creates a dramatic entrance when visiting our venue.”

 Link to Marwood Website

You can currently view three works from Jilly’s Vivid Range and two from her Classique Range, these are available to purchase through The Marwood, 40 The Tything, Worcester WR1 1JL.

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New Seasonal Range of Greeting Cards Released for Winter 2017

Welcome to the all new Seasonal Range of greeting cards.

These cards are new for the 2017 Winter Festive Season

Seasonal Cards

Seasonal Greetings Cards £2.50 each

Multi buy available: 5 cards for £10.00 

Please go to my shop or contact me directly for purchasing and additional multi buy discounts. All cards are A5, 350gsm with a white envelope and individual cello bag. Inside left blank for your own message.

‘Merry Mistletoe’ is a hand painted ink and watercolour of a silver birch tree adorned with roundels of mistletoe. (Front and back show here).

‘Cathedral Lilac’s – Seasons Greetings’ is a stylized, almost Gothic-esque ink and watercolour of a Cathedral in winter. (Front and back show here)

‘Seasons Greetings’ in traditional red, white & green with seasons greeting, Worcester Cathedral & Guildhall and Malvern Museum.

‘Seasons Greetings’ in 2017 winter season fashion colour ways of Worcester Cathedral.

My Andy Warhol Inspiration

Some of you may know that my Vivid Range was inspired by the iconic imaginary of the Pop Art Movement and predominantly through the works of Andy Warhol.

I can’t wait to see the Warhol to Walker: American Prints from Pop Art to Today showing at the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum from this Saturday.

Please go to the Gallery website link below for more information

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This exhibition explores great American printmaking from Pop Art to today, including work by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jim Dine.

Saturday 4th November – Saturday 6th January

The selection of nine key works from the British Museum’s collection gives a sense of the diversity and vitality of American printmaking from 1960 to the present. 

Alongside the prints on loan from the British Museum, the exhibition will include works from the Worcester City Collection including pieces by Eduardo Paolozzi, Howard Hodgkin and Richard Hamilton. These vibrant treasures of the city’s collection highlight how artists have pushed the boundaries of print-making and explore subjects as diverse as the Vietnam War, Bing Crosby, gin, Che Guevara, picnics and the universe.

A British Museum Partnership Exhibition, supported by the Dorset Foundation.

A sample of my Cathedral 9 Panel:

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The Cabin – The Cathedral Window Display

Local Framing retailer ‘The Cabin’ has a new window,  displaying local artist Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impressions’s Vivid range. The cathedral makes a spectacular show in the array of bold colours which also coincides with the current Andy Warhol exhibition on at the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum.

Go to The Cabins website here

WR Magazine Article 9th June 2017

Launch of local Architectural Impressions artist

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott celebrated the launch of her business, Architectural Impressions, at The Marwood on The Tything in Worcester recently.

With more than 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing, in February this year, Jilly decided to take the plunge and establish herself as a professional artist specialising in watercolour and ink paintings depicting historical and special interest buildings in her unique colourful and vibrant style. She received support from the city’s Enterprise Allowance Scheme and invaluable training from PeoplePlus. The event was well attended, with guests including the Mayor and representatives from Worcester Council, The Chamber of Commerce and The National Trust.

Jilly undertakes commissions for residential, retail and business clients. Her work is displayed at The Cabin, The Marwood and The Old Pheasant, and can be purchased in several outlets across the city, including The Tourist Information Centre. She will also be exhibiting at The Worcester Show, Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 13 August and is participating in Open Studios on 26-28 August at McKay Kitchens in Britannia Square.

For more information, visit

Launch Press Photo

Pictured from left to right: Allison MacKay, Madam Mayoress; Steve MacKay, Mayor of Worcester; Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, Architectural Impressions; and David Blake, Managing Director Worcester City Council. Image courtesy of FT Images.

Link to WR Magazine Article

WR Magazine Article 22nd April 2017

Art in Architecture

A new artist, specialising in fine line ink work and watercolour of architecture and buildings of interest, is causing great excitement by the release of her first collection of artwork, depicting local buildings in Worcester in her own unique style.

A former marketing manager and part time artist, Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, decided to take the plunge and set up her own business – Architectural Impressions – in February of this year and has been busy capturing the city’s scape in ink and watercolour.

Having spent many years in marketing she felt it was time to set up on her own, combining her love of architecture and history, with her passion for art and knowledge of the power that art can deliver. Natural talent runs in her family; her father was an architect; brother a draughtsman and her sister is a potter and gilder who also runs an art gallery in Berkshire.

She wants to make art not just for people’s pleasure or as a beautiful lasting image, but for it to really work for businesses too; as a marketing tool. It’s not just about hanging something on a wall. When putting together a marketing plan, companies often overlook the very foundation of their business: the bricks and mortar. Her artwork is a beautiful real life representation and can be used in so many ways, especially with online media.

Dave Craddock, Managing Director of Craddock Brewery, “Jilly highlighted something we had not considered and has helped us promote our public houses in a way of which we had not previously thought. We are fortunate that many of our venues are of historic interest; in particular, the King Charles in New Street, which she has captured so beautifully. Many visitors to Worcester stop and take photographs but we can now offer them a more lasting memory to take home, by way of a greeting card or print. The art encourages them in and provides an additional revenue stream for the business. Selfishly I have kept the originals for myself, which have pride of place at home.”

Jilly undertakes both residential and commercial commissions, as well as offering her work through a number of ‘Collections’ as fine art prints, reproductions and greeting cards.

Her work will be on display at The Worcester Show in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 13 August and will be hosted at Henley McKay Kitchens, The Tything, for the Worcestershire Open Studios on the August bank holiday weekend.

Link to WR Magazine Article

Prints in Penthouse

Thank you to my customer for sending these photos of my Fine Art Prints taking pride of place in his home. Very pleased with the framing by ‘Your Picture Framer’ (YPF) of Worcester. A wonderful attention to detail and quality in his work.

SLAP Review of Worcester Open Studios 2017

Review from October Issue 74 of SLAP Magazine (Supporting Local Arts & Performers)

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott’s Architectural Impression really hit the spot. Displayed around the beautiful display kitchens at Henley McKay Kitchens just along the Tything, the fastidiously detailed fine line work really brings out the character of some of our much loved local buildings, highlighting the featured buildings in watercolours while those around it are left in black and white to show its location. Jilly kindly showed us some of her earlier works to demonstrate how her process had developed, and while quaffing a glass of swiftly offered wine, we were invited into the inner sanctum to see her latest work. We were delighted to see the pop-art inspired array of posters based on the iconic image of Worcester Cathedral in every colour imaginable, creating an incredible display.

SLAP Review of WOS 2017

A Gift of Art

Give a gift of art this Christmas. For cards, fine art prints, original watercolour and commissions visit my gallery to make your selection. Art is a truly unique gift that will be cherished for a lifetime. Wocester Cathedral Seasons Greetings

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My ETSY Shop is now open for business!!!! 

Please visit and ‘Favourite’ my shop if you like the look of it.

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Launch of Vivid Range

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Architectural Impressions is pleased to announce that it will be releasing it’s latest range of artwork. Vivid is a contemporary collection with bold lines and a great colour palette. 

The Vivid Range has 3 existing collections offering a huge range a beautifully vibrant colour ways. We will also be providing a ‘Pick Your Palette’ service where you can choose your own colours!!