Jessica Rose hits the airwaves after her local linocuts impress the BBC
Hoover Building Linocut by Jessica Rose
An Ealing artist who's recreated some of the borough's iconic landmarks has been showcased on BBC Radio.
Jessica Rose from Pitshanger was interviewed about her pictures and linocuts inspired by buildings in Ealing on the BBC London, Robert Elms show. The piece was part of a regular BBC feature called ''Upload'', where people can share examples of their creativity. Jessica had been sending various pieces of her work to the site and the striking images caught the attention of the broadcaster.
Jessica has been working as a professional artist and teacher, based in Ealing, for 10 years. A few years ago her beautiful watercolour painting of Hanwell Locks called Swans at Sunrise, made the shortlist in a national competition to find a picture that best reflects Britain.
Swans at Sunrise - Jessica Rose
The talented artist specialises in printmaking and has produced a large body of work reflecting the borough’s buildings and vistas. A recent commission from The Ealing Club CIC, the organisation which promotes the borough’s musical heritage, is a limited edition hand-pulled print of the steps down to the Ealing Club, where bands such as The Who and the Rolling Stones cut their teeth in the sixties.
The Ealing Club limited edition print by Jessica Rose
Obviously impressed by her work, Robert Elms found out more about Jessica's lino-cut techniques and her work-tools, including the enormous and very heavy printing press which takes up her second room.
Hear the interview: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p098cx51
Jessica said: “I’ve been listening to the Robert Elms show all the time during lockdown, usually while I’m sitting at my dining table drawing.
It was really interesting that he knew all about the Hoover Building - it’s such an amazing piece of architecture but it’s not that prominent because it’s buried behind lanes of traffic on the A40. He has a real understanding of London, its boroughs and all their quirks and, through features and interviews, he brings to life what it’s like to live and work in this city.”
Jessica will be starting a new printmaking course very soon which can be booked now
Jessica’s work can be commissioned and bought at jessicaroseartist.co.uk.
2nd March 2021