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Artist of The Week: Amy Jackson

Our featured artist this week is Amy Jackson.

"Amy creates a sense of comfort and warmth in her illustrations, echoing the past and future of Welsh culture. Amy is inspired by the world around her, creating art and illustrations that convey a message or a cause. She hopes to spark a new passion with a global audience, as well as in Wales, with her exciting and modern collection of illustrations. Working in a pointillist style with pen and ink, Amy’s designs are created with a mixture of digital and traditional techniques, exploring social and environmental issues. She is currently working on a free NHS Portrait series, inspired by current events, to illuminate our hard-working key workers during these uncertain times. "

Selected artwork:

Artworks in order:

Lettisha, 2021, Pen, Ink, Digital, 29.7 x 42 cm Consisting of thousands of dots, this A3 portrait took over 100 hours to complete in a pointillism style with no outlines. The portrait is of Lettisha Howells, a nursery nurse in Singleton Hospital, Swansea, the third portrait in my NHS Portrait Series. Having worked for the NHS for 20 years, Lettisha is a nursery nurse working between neonates and postnatal and has previously worked on paediatrics and paediatric palliative care.⁠

Charlotte, 2020, Pen, Ink, Digital, 29.7 x 42 cm This A3 portrait took over 200 hours to complete in a pointillism style with no outlines. The portrait is of Charlotte, who was nominated by Laura as part of my NHS Portrait Series. Charlotte is a critical care ODP working at Northampton General Hospital David, 2020, Pen, Ink, Digital, 29.7 x 21 cm This is the second portrait in my NHS Portrait series and is slightly smaller than the previous portrait. This A4 portrait was drawn using a 0.05 fineliner in a pointillism style, taking over 50 hours to complete. The portrait is of David, who was nominated by a friend and colleague for being one of the most hardworking registrars. David is a Respiratory and Intensive Care registrar in London.⠀

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