About Jools Woodhouse, Lyme Regis Artist

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Jools Woodhouse grew up in The Cotswolds and after studying Graphic Design at Salisbury College of Art, she began a life of travel and exploration. Journeys through Europe, Africa, New Zealand and Australia, Canada and the USA gave her rich landscapes, pattern, colour and form which she has have drawn upon for much of her work. Some of these places drew her in and she lived there soaking up the feel and visual culture of the place.

Over time, her work has been punctuated by renovating houses and working as an Interior Decorator, but a move to Lyme Regis in 2013 with her family has inspired her to start painting in a new style.

"My paintings reflect what I see around me, along with the imagined. I absorb simple but pleasing colour combinations in nature: lichen on wood, a ploughed field in winter, desire lines and glimpses of the sea.
Around Lyme Regis, there is a wealth of visual treats and stimulus to draw upon. The seasons change and new scenes reveal themselves. Nothing stays the same.
I like to work in Acrylic, layering as I go, revealing what's beneath by scratching and highlighting with coloured pencil.
I take photographs which can help to fix the scene in my mind and can sometimes reveal more information than was obvious at the time. Every moment is an opportunity waiting to be collected and stored, ready to be turned into something new."

Exhibition at Town Mill Arts, Lyme Regis, May 2017

Exhibition at Town Mill Arts, Lyme Regis, May 2017

Jools currently sells her work at:

Courtyard Makers, Axminster, Devon

Coombe Street Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Bay Arts, Symondsbury, Dorset.

Cards only at Persuasion, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Herringbone, The Street, Charmouth, Dorset

Cards at Lyme Regis Tourist Information

Cards and prints at The Makers Gallery, Broadwindsor Craft Centre

Cards at The Crafty Tearoom, Cooks Lane, Axminster

Her studio just outside Lyme Regis!



7th - 22nd September 2019 :

Members Exhibition, The gallery, Symondsbury, Bridport Dorset.

October 25 - 27th 2019 : Doddiscombeleigh Art Show, Devon.

November 17th 2019 :Makers Market, Eype, Dorset

Past Exhibitions

Group Exhibition, The Theatre, Chipping Norton, Oxon, 14th Nov - 14th Jan 2019

Winter Art Fair, Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis 4th Nov - 21st November 2018

The Big Colyton Art Show, Colyton, Devon 12th - 14th October 2018

'Dorset Art Weeks' - May 26th - 10th June 2018

'Glazed Sky - Traced Earth' with Ali Herbert Ceramics - May 2017

'Coastline' Exhibition, Town Mill, Lyme Regis, February 2017

Christmas Exhibition, Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis December 2016

Christmas Art Fair, Courtyard Gallery, Lyme Regis 27th-28th November 2016

Members Open, Courtyard gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis

'Art in The Tent', Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis 3rd March 2016

Feb - March 2016 - Town Mill Arts Guild 'Coastline' exhibition, Lyme Regis

2009 - 2012 Petersfield Art Society Members Open Exhibitions

2010 - 2011 - Midhurst Art Society Member's Open Exhibitions

2012- John Bird Antiques, Petworth - solo show

May 2011 - The White Hart, Henfield- solo show

2007 - 2013 - Private Commissions

2004 - 2007 - Moved to Colorado, USA - Private Commissions


2000 - 2003 - Brighton Open Studios

2003 - Sherbrook Interiors, Surrey

2002 - 2003 - Lewes Contemporary Art Fair

2002 - Rope Store Gallery, Stroud

2001 - 2004 - Gallerina Gallery, Darlington

2002 - Paperleaf Art Fair, London

1996 - 1998 - Blue Heron Gallery, Oregon, USA

1996 - 1997 - Bath Festival Art Fair

1996 -1998 - Susi's Gallery, Boston, USA

1990 -1996 - Silk Screen Printing business ( Somerset )

1987- 1990 - Worked for a shoemaker in Camden, London, painting leather

1985 - 1987 - Travelling and painting

1983 - 1985 - Graphic Design, Salisbury College of Art

1976 - 1983  - Chipping Norton School


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Jools Woodhouse, Rocombe Farmhouse, Rocombe, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3RR