I’m Jill Tattersall, a Brighton-based mixed media artist.
To me art is much more than a pleasure or a hobby. It’s the stuff of life, a compulsion, a major reason for getting up in the morning. For the last fifteen years or so I’ve shown and sold my work all over Britain and further afield. I also take part in the Brighton Festival, renowned for its creative arts focus and popular Open House events.
It’s a challenging way to make a living; I hope the pleasure, experiment and sense of adventure involved in the creative process show through in the work I make.
A passion for colour, texture and pattern…
I work with and through colour, blending abstract and figurative to make dreamlike, vivid images and patterns of the world around me. Landscape, abstract, still life, slice of reality or something born of the imagination. Moments of heightened observation and sudden insights. Medieval manuscripts, human origins, surfaces, plants, mazes, natural or man-made patterns … All starting-points….
I use paints, inks, dyes and pure pigments to build up subtle, intense, glowing tones, often on my own hand-made cotton paper. I’m constantly experimenting with materials and techniques, combining reclaimed, recycled or found objects with pure pigments and precious gold and silver leaf.
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You can find out more about me and my work on my Facebook pages, via the links below, and through this site. You can also sign up to receive my Wolf at the Door newsletter which gives updates of exhibitions as well as sundry other curious and delightful events.
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I work from my Hove studio, The Wolf at the Door. Here I puzzle over and create new pieces for other people to explore and (I hope) enjoy. You can’t get the full impact of colour, texture and detail from photos – it’s better to see the real thing if you can. You may not be able to get here or to my exhibitions. But should you choose a piece on the basis of photos, either directly from me or through Artfinder, you have the option of returning it.
That said, I’ve sold hundreds of paintings and never had one return! If you’d like to commission, buy, rent, test-hang, exhibit, discuss or view my art in person, I’ll be delighted to meet you. Please feel free to contact me.
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