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Artist jackie SIMMONDS


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Biography



 
 
I am an award-winning British artist, and art instruction author. My original paintings are sold in selected galleries in the UK and abroad, and my work has been shown by some of Britain's leading art institutions, including The Pastel Society and The Society of British Artists. My prints have been sold world-wide, together with my books and videos. HOWEVER, 2021 update............I am no longer exhibiting my paintings, as I have had 2 years of poor health.  I can sadly no longer sketch or paint easily, and have turned to other creative pursuits instead.  Glass is now my focus.
 

awards
 


1989 The Willi Hoffman-Guth Award from the Pastel Society of Great Britain, for the quality of light in a painting.
 
1992 The Chevron national Art in Nature Competition - First Prize winner.
 
society membership: SIGNATURE MEMBER OF THE PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
 

Exhibitions
 


The Pastel Society of Great Britain


The Royal West of England Academy
The Birmingham Pastel Society
The Royal Society of British Artists
Britain's Painters '92
Art Expo, New Yrok
The Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow
The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool
 
Work in Public Collections:
The Middlesex Hospital, London
The Chesterfield Hospital, Bristol
The Guernsey Museum
 
artists statement
 
I came to painting at a "late" stage in life - that is, in my thirties,  after I had all ready had a successful business career, running my own business in London.  This is not to say that I had never been interested in being a creative individual - if anything, my earliest memories of my school life revolve around the school art room...always my most favourite place to be, I was fascinated by drawing and painting from a very early stage.  However, when I left school, it was simply not the "done thing" to go to art school.....it was a bit like "don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington!"  Very few girls in my school even went to university - we were [...]

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