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Jacki Stokes at Garden View Studio
I’m in love with colour and I’m in love with strong vibrant luminous watercolour. For me, although the act of painting is very much about the subject, it’s also very much about exploring the wonderful interactions of the paint.

Watercolour is magical – I like to watch it blend and flow and react, often letting it do it’s own thing, in the knowledge that no two paintings could ever be the same. I use strong washes of wet in wet colour, often using mixed media and experimental techniques to achieve exciting effects and textures.

Although I’ve been painting with watercolour for many years now, I am still amazed and continually excited by this most magical of mediums. I’m still on my journey of discovery; a journey which I hope will never end. Every time I pick up my paintbrush I wonder where the paint will lead me.

I also love to paint abstract encaustics because, once heated, encaustic wax is also a very fluid medium, and the subtle fusions of pure bold colour are fascinating to observe and experiment with.

These paintings and photographs are my response to the spirit and the joy of Nature.

I am happy to create personalised Calendars using any of my Pictures that you choose – just email me.

I trade as Garden View Studio selling an ever changing range of high quality greetings cards, featuring prints of my paintings and photographs, to independent retailers and direct to the public.
(www.gardenviewstudio.com)
Cards and prints are always available online from RedBubble – please click on my shop tab to see the range.

I’m also branching out into Tees, Hoodies, Babywear, Calendars and iPhone cases on RedBubble – be sure to take a look.

This year I will be running some taster workshops for those who have been inspired by my abstract encaustic paintings and by my experimental watercolour techniques. If you’ve been inspired by my work and you live near Taunton UK, please contact me and I will add you to my mailing list.

2013 Highlights

On Saturday July 20th we took a stand at the Ruishton Family Day (after the Flower Show) We had original paintings for sale, along with vibrant greeting cards featuring my paintings, and beautiful flower themed bric a brac.

I am delighted to confirm that the Royal Horticultural Society again invited me to exhibit as part of “The Artists’ Garden Exhibition” at Rosemoor Garden in Devon, in September.

Also in September I took part in Somerset Art Weeks at the lovely Bishops Hull House in Taunton, along with Nicky Clarke, Heather Hughes and Sheila Rendell. *
*(http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk/artists/jack...)

NB If when you are looking at my portfolio, the prices aren’t in your prefered currency then go down to the bottom right hand side of the page and click on the current currency (which is underlined): it gives you the option to view the page in several different currencies!

© All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Jacki Stokes and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights
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  • Joined: January 2012

Journal

Help needed with portfolios please

I might have remembered how to do this once – but I’ve forgotten. Could you help please? If I click on “available products” then “throw pillows”, they come up as 3 dimensional throw pillows. However I have made my own portfolio for throw pillows, (also christmas cards, iphones etc), and they just come up a a square image. How do I get them to look like pillows …
Posted 3 months – 8 comments

For the Love of Art

See my work in Painters Academics’ For the Love of Art, / sponsored by Solo Exhibition / Thank you so much Beatrice for choosing this painting of mine to be in the exhibition!
Posted 7 months – 8 comments

Painting sold!

Painting SOLD. / One lucky lady woke up on Christmas day to find this painting of mine, all wrapped up and waiting, under her Christmas tree. / It’s always so exciting when your work finds a new home, isn’t it? (although I will miss seeing it!) / Happy New Year to all my RB friends: wishing you all a healthy, happy and successful 2014, and thank you for your support and encouragement …
Posted 8 months – 12 comments

Sales: thank you dear buyers!

A big Thank You to everybody who has recently purchased cards, postcards and prints of my artwork on Redbubble! I paint because it is my passion – I just love to do it, and it gives me a real boost when people like my work enough to invest in it – that’s an amazing feeling that I never get tired of. I really appreciate your support: I hope you’re delighted with your purch…
Posted 9 months – 6 comments