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Jessica Kendrew

I grew up in the Hampshire countryside, its natural beauty influencing me a lot.  My childhood memories mainly consist of climbing trees, making dens, going for bike rides, fishing for sticklebacks, walking through fields full of cows, and generally being a true country bumpkin!  When I wasn't outside I would usually be found drawing our painting with my hands and feet. I wish I had photo evidence of the latter but unfortunately not. These early years have left their mark, with illustrators such as Jill Barklem, E.H.Shepard, Quentin Blake and Beatrix Potter seeping into my subconscious . . .

Creating art has always been my passion and where I feel most comfortable and capable, seeing me through the good times and the bad. It’s the only thing in life that is constant. It was only natural for me to pursue it further, so I went on to do a foundation course at Winchester School of Art gaining a distinction, followed by 3 years wafting around with paintbrushes at Chelsea College of Art & Design.

After graduating, with the smell of money in the air, I decided to concentrate on the business side of illustration and established a successful career working as an art agent in central London, liaising with many of the world’s leading advertising agencies and building up a rapport with a wealth of freelance illustrators & clients.  Those years have taught me a lot about the industry and have been essential to my development as an artist, finding my style and and knowing what clients are looking for, as well as realigning my focus on what is really important in life.

It is with great pleasure that I now paint for a living, with just a little project management on the side, and am living a content existence with my husband and daughter in SE22. All I need now is a dog.  

I mainly work in watercolour as I enjoy painting wet on wet, and the freedom that it brings.  I enjoy exhibiting my work and I have original paintings, prints and greetings cards for sale in galleries and shops in London and Suffolk.  



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Clients Include

British Airways, Deloitte Digital, Highlife Magazine, UK Greetings, Leles London, Shop Magazine, First Magazine, Dulwich Diverter, Lewisham Ledger, Jane Newbury, Art 23, Oli postcard, Rye Books, Greetings, The Beach hut Suffolk.

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