Exhibitions & News

THERE BE GIANTS at THE OLD SUN INN
Saffron Walden

An immersive installation and exhibition, free to the public with an art trail and 1647 room set created in collaboraton with Saffron Walden Museum.

18 April – May 1 2024
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10-4pm

https://www.bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk/whats-on/myth-magic-folklore-and-legend-inspire-stortford-artist-to-9359099/

https://www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org/2024/03/27/there-be-giants/

MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Curwen Print Study Centre

16 March – 30 April 2024

https://www.curwenprintstudy.co.uk/news/view?id=166&news=members-exhibition-16-march-30th-april

THIS IS NEON LEO

A selection of my NETWORTH collection is available to buy at Neon Leo, the new preloved and rental style emporium in Saffron Walden

@thisisneonleo

CHURCH ST GALLERY
Saffron Walden

A selection of my abstract monotypes, Eclipse Prints and Little Horse collection are available at this gallery

There’s a short series of interviews with the artist talking about her work on @churchstreetgallery

LIGHT & FORM
The Banks Arts Centre, Group Exhibition

6 December 2023 – 10 February 2024

https://www.thebankeye.org/winter-open-call-2023.html

FIGURE
The Banks Art Centre, Group Exhibition

9th August -23 September 2023

https://www.thebankeye.org/exhibitions-archive.html

UNLOCKED
Cambridge Art Space, Group Exhibition

9-11 June 2023

https://www.freetempo.co.uk/copy-of-home

THE SMITHY
Saffron Walden

A selection of my Dark Fairytale foilcard print editions are available at this unique jewellers workshop. A treasure trove of handmade jewellery, upcycled fashion and art.

MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Curwen Print Study Centre

April 2023

About me

I work from my home studio in Saffron Walden, Essex – where I’ve loved living for 10 years.

As well as creating art works for specific environments, I’ve enjoyed creative collaborations on a variety of fashion, jewellery and film projects. The beauty of throwing myself into unusual projects has been meeting such talented designers and creatives in other fields. The stimulus of meeting a brief with a visual end is the common thread in these collaborations and has certainly inspired specific themes in my artwork.

Like lots of parents, a portfolio career has been a fantastic route for me while supporting my growing family, it has allowed me the flexibility to create work as an artist and find plenty of inspiration, which is vital to producing my fresh work. My other roles include jewellery design, event producing and PR.

In 2022 I joined Curwen Print Study Centre in Thurlow as a member and have revived my passion for printmaking. The collective knowledge and support there is incredible. I like to mix printmaking techniques like embossing, lino printing and mono printing (the latter I do at home on large glass panels). I create small variable editions and like to recycle materials from my kitchen like salmon foil cards and Tetra Paks to create intaglio prints.

This year I created several sculpture assemblages in bell jars which embrace my love of a twisted fairy tale and I will, most definitely, be making more of these. Some are currently for sale in the magical The Smithy in Saffron Walden.

If you’d like to follow my recent work, I post works in progress, commissions and prints on my Instagram page @jpearce_art

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Creative CV

Artist Since 1991 I’ve created Commissions in print and paint ranging from original artwork work for home interiors, Healthcare trusts, TV Production facilities and offices to painting murals in Mexico and Bali in exchange for room and board.

 

Canvasses are in private collections as far as Melbourne, Sydney and Cyprus.
IMG Bank, London Wall – work selected for Platform 100 /Discerning Eye collaboration. 2005

2013 – Present

Jewellery Designer. Lily Charmed and Scream Pretty. I also copy-write, PR and manage the social media for these two brands, founded by my sister Lucy Lee. Our beautiful jewellery is available on lilycharmed.com, screampretty.com, notonthehighstreet.com, independent boutiques across the UK and pop up shops in my home town.

2015 – 2017

Stylist. Makeup, styling and hair for photography shoots for Scream Pretty, Lily Charmed and motorbike brand Resurgance. I also do photography for the social media of the jewellery brands.

2012- 2015

Animator/ Illustrator Created illustrations for an animated sequence for a South Bank Show about the opera singer Joyce Didonato. Animator & Script writer, voice over for Fred Productions. Created a series of explainer videos using whiteboard animation for the International Events industry.

2014 Producer/Co-director for low budget music video.

1999 – 2009

Event Producer for large scale events, content creation and management of stage activity for shows including BBC Tomorrow’s World, BBC Good Homes Roadshow, CBBC Big Bash Theatre show, Earl’s Court Boat Show Main Stage, BT Global Challenge, Toyota Corolla Launch Roadshow with Saatchi & Saatchi, NESTA launch event, Belu Water’s partnership with WaterAid Launch.

2009

PR & Event Manager for ‘The Sustainabilitree Show’. A sustainability themed art exhibition curated by Melanie Warner. The Arts Depot N12.

1998 Art Department, Prop maker ‘Disney Club’ for kids TV show presented by Ferne Cotton

1994 Talks Department Assistant. Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) The Mall London.