Drawing Exhibitions: Royal Drawing School and Christie’s

Self Portrait on Orange Carpet

On an Orange Carpet

I have four invitations for you!​
 
​1. A​n evening of drinks and drawings at The Royal Drawing School on Tuesday 28th November, 6:30-8:30pm. Join me in celebration of my Postgraduate Drawing Joys. The exhibition continues until the 16th of January 2018.
 
2. From the 10-14th November you can see some of my drawings in the ‘Best of The Drawing Year 2017’ at none other than Christie’s (!)​
 
3. ​Come to our Open Studios Private View on Friday December 1st, 7-9:30pm at Space Studios, 129-131 Mare Street, Hackney. The studios are open from the 28th November – 9th December and it’ll be nice. More paintings than drawings here. More info can be found at https://www.instagram.com/rdsopenstudio/
4. I am also delighted to have some paintings in The Christmas Kaleidoscope Exhibition at The Sentinel Gallery from the 4th November – 31st December
 
​Love ​

Jessica.

Invite Christies 2017

RDS Invite

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Woman above Water

Woman above water

Woman above Water, Oil on board, 2017

I now have an Instagram account. Social media makes me feel a bit claustrophobic. But who knows, I may learn to love it. If you would like to encourage that (and please do!) then you can find my page here:

https://www.instagram.com/jessicajanecharleston/

I painted the above in Italy on a 10 day painting adventure with The Royal Drawing School. Alice was lying in the hot midday sun and I painted her as quickly as possible.

See you for the upcoming shows (which I will confirm dates of soon).

 

 

 

 

Cheap Arts

Jessica

Thank you to everyone who visited our hot hot studio last weekend. And the ones who trekked out to Suffolk for ISBN. That was lovely.

I will be wedded to my studio this summer and knee deep in finishing my post-grad at the drawing school. Will keep you updated on the end of year show. Until soon.

Open Studios: Bow Arts: Paint and Pencils

Picasso’s Woman, Monoprint

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the incredible ISBN festival. It was glorious!

Just a reminder – do join us for Open Studios this Friday 16th 6-9pm and Saturday 17th June 1-5pm.

Studio C1-2, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ.

The nearest tube is Bow Road or Bow Church DLR.

Entrance is of course free! Music, BBQ and lots and lots of studios to peruse. More info can be found on the Bow Arts website.

 

Open Studios 2017 – June 16th & 17th

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Woman, pencil on paper, 430 x 300mm

 

Join us for Open Studios

Friday June 16th, 6-9pm & Saturday June 17th, 1-6pm

Bow Arts, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ.

I am in studio C1-2.

Nearest tube is Bow Road or Bow Church DLR. More information can be found on the Bow Arts website here.

I will be exhibiting new drawings and prints as well as my new book. Bow Arts do Open Studios very well, with live music, a BBQ and a bar. I look forward to seeing you!

Fertility

 

Two fertility Goddesses to celebrate the springing of Spring.

Two things of note:

Tickets are now on sale for the ISBN Arts and Literary Festival where I shall be exhibiting etchings alongside James Dodds’ gorgeous lino prints (our exhibition is free but there are some cracking talks and walks you can pay for) : www.isbnartsfestival.com

I have some artworks in the upcoming show Are You Interested in Bodies? at The Sentinel Gallery, 1st April – 1st May 2017.

I hope to see you at both.

Art and Words Festival

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Early 20th century pot / vessel made in Sudan, Africa

Join us on the weekend of 10 & 11 June 2017 for the ISBN Arts Festival (ISBN very cleverly stands for ‘In Stoke By Nayland’ where the festival will be held. That’s in Suffolk.) Here is the website which tells you all about it: www.isbnartsfestival.com There will be some superb writers there including Deborah Moggach and Richard Mabey. There will be talks and walks celebrating Constable and Gainsborough. And I will be exhibiting some of my arts.

In regard to the drawing above, according to the curator’s note in the British Museum ‘It is often the case in Africa that only males, or post-menopausal females are allowed to make artistic representations of the human form, on pain of loss of natural fertility.’ The physical state of the potter is very important, pregnant women in particular should not make pots! Women whose fertility cannot be compromised by making images are freed from such restrictions. Very fascinating and very strange. Often the way at the BM.