Jacki Stokes

Sidmouth, United Kingdom

Nature is my passion and inspiration for my art. I started out by photographing it, but now I love to paint it as well. / I have been...

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.

Upcoming in 2014:

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

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

Sold: Thank You

Thank you so much to the person who just bought a print of my painting: Perfect Day 1 – Stag at Dawn . What a lovely surprise: it’s made my day – your support is so much appreciated! I hope you love it.
Posted over 2 years – 8 comments

My First Interview as an Artist!

I was recently interviewed by Eleanor Mann for her website blogspot. I was very honoured because she had already interviewed Ann Mortimer, and then went on to interview Ann Blockley! I believe Bev Wells will be next! You can read these interviews and her very interesting tutorials (and see her gorgeous paintings) at: / http://www.eleanormann.co.uk/blog/category/interviews-with-other-artists / I t…
Posted almost 3 years – 4 comments

Apologies - I've not been here.

Apologies to friends on RB who’s work or news I haven’t acknowledged over the past week: / I got rushed into hospital on Sunday in absolute agony, for completely unexpected emergency treatment. / I’ve just arrived back home now, still heavily medicated and an operation to come. Just doing a bit of catching up online now. / Just makes you appreciate that you should enjoy day as i…
Posted about 3 years – 12 comments

Pricing help needed please

Hi friends, / I wonder if you can help? / I used to have my RB greeting card markup set at 40%, which then became the default markup when I uploaded new work. Then the whole upload mechanism changed. I’ve now decided I want to decrease all geeting card markups to 20%. Apart from going through every single image and re-setting it, is there a quicker way of doing it? / Many thanks for your he…
Posted about 3 years – 6 comments
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