Jamie Poole

Jamie Poole

Jamie Poole is an artist specialising in British landscape paintings and super-realist text portraits using printed words in stunning collages. Jamie Poole trained as an artist at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent studying Design:Surface Pattern. He now lives in Northamptonshire with his wife and daughter.

The landscapes, seascapes and diverse wildlife of the British Isles are a constant source of inspiration for Jamie's artwork. He enjoys chance encounters with animals and birds such as otters, red kites, deer, hares and foxes. These are the spark that ignites the ideas for his artworks.

The beautiful and illuminating words of poets such John Clare have fused his experiences with rich imagery that has driven his work over recent years. Poetry has been layered together using collage techniques to create intricate textures and imagery on a variety of subjects. These have included a portrait of the Irish poet WB Yeats for the BBC, and Agnes Nieman for Harvard University in the USA

​Jamie remains intimately bound to his surroundings in the Northamptonshire Countryside and continues to gather ideas whilst out walking down the many hidden paths and into the old villages in the surrounding area.

John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was known as "The Northamptonshire Peasant Poet"  and was from the village of Helpston which is now part of Peterborough. What Jamie really liked about his poems is how he used local Northamptonshire dialect such as  "pooty" (snail), "lady-cow" (ladybird), "crizzle" (to crisp) and "throstle" (song thrush). But the inspired and spontaneous poetry really illustrates the change of the seasons and the beauty of the natural world.

“I found the poems in the fields, And only wrote them down.”  

John Clare
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