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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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 www.architecturalimpressions.uk

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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

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!!