About Jools Woodhouse, Lyme Regis Artist
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."
Jools currently sells her work at:
Little Bits Of Lovely, Axminster, Devon
Coombe Street Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset
The Town Mill, Lyme Regis, Dorset,
Cards only at Persuasion, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Herringbone, The Street, Charmouth, Dorset
Furzeleighdown Cafe, Cooks Lane, Axminster, Devon
Cards at Lyme Regis Tourist Information
Her studio just outside Lyme Regis!
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