|PLEASE NOTE – Although the physical open studio events for 2020 have been cancelled, you can continue to discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website.
From Sun 24 May at 10am, follow the:
UPTON VIRTUAL STUDIOS TRAIL
PAINTINGS IN OIL, ACRYLIC & WATERCOLOUR
Influenced by the golden age of book illustration my highly detailed paintings often feature animals.
Rookery Nook, 28 Main Street, Upton, Newark NG23 5TE
f: Jude Rawson
Having been creative from an early age Jude trained as a window dresser where she used her painting skills to devise backdrops for large department store displays. She combined this successfully with portrait painting. Her inspiration is predominantly late 19th Century painters and illustrators, J.W Waterhouse and Arthur Rackham being particular favourites. She works in various media, using oils for portraits and watercolor & acrylic for landscape and animal representations. On moving to Upton, Jude has painted watercolours of the local scenery which have proved popular as cards and bookmarks. Jude has had many exhibitions, including at Mansfield & Newark Museums and the Gilstrap Centre in Newark.
JUDE RAWSON – STUDIO
A tour of Jude’s studio.
Jude has a garden studio which overlooks her favourite rose border situated in the back garden of her delightful early 19th Century cottage. During the winter months she prefers to paint in the dining room with a roaring fire in the woodburning stove.
JUDE RAWSON – WORK
Jude works mainly from her own photographs using oils built up in thin layers for portrait commissions. Her watercolours are finished with fine brushes and mapping pens. She also enjoys doing pen & wash house and garden commissions.
If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.
In this video Jude and her partner, Alan Bowmer, have create a brief animation from some of Jude’s artwork – and Jude explains how they did it.