Lot 108 - Jessica Bird - Tunnocks and Treefrog
Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Pastel and Acrylic Paint on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Jessica Bird is an award-winning Scottish artist and fashion illustrator based in London. Jessica worked in the fashion industry before becoming a full time artist in 2018.
Now primarily working as a fashion illustrator Bird’s work often focusses on the moving body and capturing its brief moments of stillness. Bird has worked with a range of clients such as MatchesFashion, Harrods, ELLE and SkinCeuticals - often working live backstage at fashion shows and events. She has a talent at capturing the pace of the people and objects she draws, ensuring everything is alive through her spontaneous, improvised strokes. Working with highly pigmented paint, brightly coloured chalk pastel and willow charcoal Jessica's intuitive hand is guided by her medium, the environment of her subjects and colour.
Gray's School of Art - Aberdeen - BA Fashion Design
Winner - Fashion Illustration and Drawing Awards 2020
Solo Exhibition - Bermonds Locke, London, 2022
Solo Exhibition - Hoxton Hotel Holborn, London, 2019
Group Exhibition - Gallery48, Dundee, 2017
Fashion Illustration Gallery (small selection of work)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My recent evolution into still life has allowed me to combine my love of beautiful objects with storytelling through symbolism. With my background in fashion the artworks are often inspired by fashion campaigns, editorial imagery or stories i've heard. The objects have a narrative that flows not only between them but also hopefully out into the spaces they inhabit. Mahjong and Mollusc for example is inspired by recent Loewe campaigns and Miu Miu imagery inspired my piece Escargot and Eau De Parfum.
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