Jacky Hawthorne’s original painting: Blue Jug with Daffodils
Acrylic on paper – and signed on back of paper
57 x 45 cm
Size: H:57 cm x W:45 cm
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Jacky Hawthorne says: "The inspiration for my paintings comes from two sources.
My training in ceramics and career as garden designer bring together the two aspects
obvious in my still life paintings. The stylised flowers and beautifully quirky jugs, bottles and
cups are composed using traditional mathematical approaches to design to combine
formality and informality. The paintings are only finished when the balance of these two
aspects are achieved and the colours fuse together into a harmonious whole.
As a horticulturalist I love plants and the forms of flowers. For my paintings I take the flowers
out of context and put them into a domestic setting. As a trained ceramicist I’ve always been
fascinated by the shapes of pots, and these feature strongly throughout my work. I like to
explore the relationship between the transitory nature of the cut plant in contrast to the
permanent solidity of the pot."