Working from home on a converted Victorian mangle I use a combination of printing techniques and collage. Using the Akua Kolor range of water-based inks
my designs not only reflect nature, but also consider the environment.
It was at University that I fell in love with printmaking. Nowadays I am interested in printmaking, not just as a means of reproduction, but also as an original
experimental medium. I often pull only one print, which I like to enhance with drawing, painting and collage.
As a passionate gardener my work often features pollinator-friendly plants, and the birds that inhabit the hawthorn hedgerow at the end of the garden,
plus a range of other topics such as nature reserves and wild flower meadows. Latest works reference the importance of pollinators to the production of food on our tables.
Please look through my site. You will see a gallery of work that has already been sold, a page of wildlife art cards for sale and available work to
purchase direct from me. To contact me, there is a form on my contact page or you are
welcome to email me.
The First-View Gallery, Spread Eagle Courtyard, Stourhead, Wiltshire, BA12 6QE and Gallery Lacosse, 169 Lilac Street, Manitoba,
Canada, R3M 2S1 currently exhibit a selection of Jill Poole's artwork. Jill Poole's greetings cards and artwork are retailed
at Handmade Happiness, 9a Dragon Street, Petersfield, GU31 4JN, and a selection of Jill's greetings cards are available to purchase
at The Sustainability Centre, East Meon, Hampshire, GU32 1HR.
This August Jill Poole will be part of the Hampshire Open Studios event.
Jill Poole studied at the University of Portsmouth School of Art and Design, gaining a
first class honours degree in Illustration, and was awarded The University of Portsmouth Chancellor's Award in 2004.
Jill Poole regularly exhibits at the award-winning Sopranos Ristorante Italiano, 108 Palmerston Road, Southsea, in Hampshire and has held workshops in
Collagraph printmaking at the University of Portsmouth School of Art and Design.
As a visiting artist, Jill Poole lectured on her work at the University of Portsmouth School of Art and Design. In March 2014 Highbury College
City of Portsmouth Centre in Hampshire, invited Jill Poole to
show and speak about her work to their ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) students.
Further detail of Jill's exhibitions, workshops, education and awards may be viewed here.