Jacky Hawthorne

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.

1971 – 74      St Marys College, Cheltenham, Glos

                      trained ceramicist and Cert Ed

1974 – 96      primary school teacher

1996 – 97      Berkshire College of Agriculture, Maidenhead, Berks

                      RHS Principles and Practices of Horticulture

1997 – 98      Capel Manor College, London

                      Principles and Practises of Garden Design

1998 – 2017  garden designer


2018 Jan       painting, acrylic on paper

2018 April      exhibit with RI (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour)

                      Mall Galleries, London

2018 June     exhibit with Buckland Gallery for the Broadway Festival

                      in the Cotswolds     

2018 Aug       represented by Cambridge Contemporary Arts  


2018 Sept      represented by Wychwood Art, Deddington, Oxon


2018 Sept      represented by John Noott Galleries, Broadway, the Cotswolds


2018 Oct        represented by Carina Haslam Art