I’m so pleased to announce I’ve just sold my 10,000th greeting card, a milestone that I can’t believe has come around so quickly.
A huge thank you to all the lovely people who have purchased my cards over the years and to those who are just starting to collect them. I love the fact that small pieces of my art are being sent all over the world and hopefully invoking good memories and happy thoughts.
A special thank you to Stuart of Worcester Printers, for producing my cards and who’s been an excellent partner and a constant support over the years.
For more information on Worcester Printers please follow the link below:
Riverside Artist’s Preview Series soon to be released
For the next month, Archiimp will be releasing a series of mini blogs introducing you to each of the exhibiting artists at the Archiimp Riverside Arts Fayre Event on Saturday 11th August.
Featuring one artist per release it will include a small piece about each artist, a sample of their work and where you can see more as well as links to their social media and websites. This is a great opportunity to learn more about each artist, what they create and what inspires them.
Please use the contact details to add them to your social media network and peruse their websites.
Previews with include (not in release order): Archiimp, Barry Lockwood, Chris Greening Pottery, Deb Stanley Art, Edyta Linert Studio & Gallery, Gerry Poole, Gillian Simpson, Handcut Originals By Richard Webb, Jadu Sheridan Art, Justine Morris Designs, Maggie Hobbs, MC Painting, Mercedes Pearson & Dank Spangle, Rich Evans, Rich Jones, Sarah Greening Glass, Susan Birth, The Cabin, The Cardinal’s Hat & Yellow Horse Studio
Many of these artists will also be participating at The Worcester Show (12th August), Worcestershire Open Studios (25th – 27th August) and other Archiimp Pop UpGalleries (28th & 29th July, 13th & 14th October).
For more inform on the event please visit the link below:
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 2018
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 Impressions, Deb Stanley, Stone 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.
Please visit the Christmas in Worcester website via the link below:
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:
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.”
Welcome to the all new Seasonal Range of greeting cards.
These cards are new for the 2017 Winter Festive Season
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.