Jacqueline Rolls is an eclectic mixed media artist and sculpture. Who works with natural and found materials and the occasional exploration into other art forms
“I find that there is something very immediate about working with natural materials and creating work inspired by the environment that I am working in ” Jacqueline is well known for her willow sculpture creations that are full of life,
I love experimenting and creating with willow and paint which can seem quite dissimilar mediums but have so much in common, both involve following a line. I have realized that I am on a journey of discovery, it took me many years to find the confidence to exhibit and sell my work, now I can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Her work is shown at various art exhibitions and can be purchased directly. She also creates to commission and offers a range of willow sculpture workshops.
Jacqueline was awarded a talent development grant with a-space arts, in the autumn of 2019 to enable her to spend time experimenting and creating new work working with the natural environment as the artist in residence at Furzey Gardens in Hampshire.
Unfortunately, the lockdown cut this time short and she has been unable to resume her work in the gardens. She is now exploring other options for the future
“It is strange how having our liberty taken away from us has affected us all in so many different ways and forces us to reflect on how we work. Bit by bit I am now refocusing and exploring and spending time revisiting some of my passions, starting new projects and, and taking time out to develop my skills”.