Horsham Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to present their autumn craft and art exhibition, A Song in the Hills by Jemima Jameson. The exhibition includes artwork inspired by the landscape of rolling, wooded hills and river-valleys of the artist’s Shropshire-home, and the animals & birds which share her environment.
Jemima was born on a farm in Devon, but lived for most of her life in Sussex. She studied Illustration and Design at Northbrook College in Horsham. Jemima now lives with her husband in a beautiful valley set in the Shropshire hills, between the site of an ancient hill-fort and a steep, densely wooded oak forest. She derives much of her inspiration from the surrounding countryside and it’s wealth of fauna & flora. Working mainly in acrylics which, she feels, suit her illustrative style. Her paintings have a peaceful feeling and the animals that she paints seem quietly at ease with themselves and confident of their place in the world. Jemima’s highly detailed, luminous designs on furniture and gesso-panels are a joyous celebration of the natural world.
Jemima has always retained a deep nostalgia for the illustrations and stories from her childhood; the Arts & Crafts movement and the rich detail of illuminated-manuscripts. She feels so compelled to draw and paint, it is quite simply a vital part of the daily rhythm of her life.
A founder member of the Redlake Valley Artists group, Jemima exhibited in their inaugural exhibition in September 2011. She also regularly exhibits at the Old Chapel, Pembridge and the Blue Ginger Gallery, Malvern.
A Song in the Hills opens on 27 September and runs until 24 November 2018, admission is free of charge. Horsham Museum and Art Gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10am -5pm. For more information see www.horshammuseum.org.