Jilly Oxlade-Arnott




Jilly Oxlade-Arnott
Architectural Artist
English, 1968 – Present

  Oxlade-Arnott is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture. She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist from a family of draftsmen, painters, potters and sculptors. Having two distinct styles, a more traditional ‘Classique’ which is bright watercolour with detailed fine line ink whereas ‘Vivid’ is simplistic bold lines on layers of pure vibrant colours, inspired by the pop art genre and is best seen on large scale canvasses.

  Structure, perception and placement form the focal point of her work, with an emphasis of colour and depth on the subject structure leaving the surrounding detail in contrasting black line work. Oxlade-Arnott is known nationally for her works of Worcester, Croome, Malvern, and Ludlow, and is gaining great interest from the international collector’s scene for both her global classique and vivid works.

  She is rapidly gaining recognition not just in her own right as an artist, but as a proactive curator of pop-up art galleries. She assists and introduces new talents, from all artistic mediums, through temporary conversion of unoccupied and unloved buildings in urban centers.

  Architecture and it’s appreciation is of importance to Oxlade-Arnott, who comments “Buildings are the foundation of our lives, the interaction we all have with them may be inconsequential but if, once in a while you stop, look up, you’ll be surprised by what you’ve missed and how varied and intricate the urban landscape can really be”.