Jacky Hawthorne

Seven Goblets
46x56cms
Seven Goblets
Stripey Jug with Fuchsia
59x48cms
Stripey Jug with Fuchsia
Fancy Pots with Allium Heads
55x46cms
Fancy Pots with Allium Heads
Jug with Allium Heads
56x47cms
Jug with Allium Heads
Eight Orange Poppies
54x49cms
Eight Orange Poppies
Echinacea
54x48cms
Echinacea
Pink Allium Heads
58x49cms
Pink Allium Heads

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."