Sea & Sky – Seascape Paintings Exhibition and Commission Presentation

Sea & Sky – Seascape Paintings Exhibition and Commission Presentation 

JAG Gallery, Arch 283a Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1PT

Saturday 10th March 2012 from 2-6pm

Jacqueline Hammond painting recent seascape commission.

See it happen: the creative process behind Jacqueline Hammond’s ‘Sea & Sky’ seascape paintings

You are invited to join Jacqueline Hammond, the established South Coast artist, at a mini-exhibition to mark the completion of her latest work: a large-scale seascape commission. The artwork will be handed over on 20th March, 2012, and will be leaving its current home at the JAG Gallery, Madeira Drive, Brighton, where Jacqueline has completed it from her studio space overlooking the English Channel.

Renowned for her strong body of work depicting water in its various forms, Jacqueline grew up on the South Coast of Devon and moved to Brighton in 2006, where she was soon drawn to painting the local sea and skies. Her interest in seascapes has led to several recent commissions in this area, with works being completed from her studio at JAG Gallery.

To mark the launch of her latest seascape, Jacqueline is revealing the creative process behind the painting and is providing an opportunity to ‘meet the artist at work’. Anyone interested in what lies behind commissioned paintings can find out how to brief an artist (on any subject – not just seascapes), turning a ‘dream picture’ into a reality, and imagining / inventing a scene that can work well when displayed in a particular setting or space.

Jacqueline, who likes to depict “life’s rich tapestry”, believes that a completed work can be a celebration, an affirmation of a shared vision, and also a memorial to a loved one or a particular moment – real or imagined.

As part of the mini-exhibition at JAG Gallery – a prime location for the production of seascapes and other artworks, such as the quirky ‘Pebble Head’ series of portraits that use stones from Brighton beach – Jacqueline will be revealing her preliminary paintings, sketchbooks and works produced to tie in with the final piece. The event will give visitors an invaluable insight into the process of working with an artist, from the client’s perspective.

Seascape sketchbook by Jacqueline Hammond

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About artbyjaxx

Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands. Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory. Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.
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