Jamie Poole


drawing, fine arts, painting, photography, and visual arts


landscape, painting, Portrait, teaching., and Text Painting


Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Jamie Poole Artist

Jamie Poole is a practicing artist, photographer and teacher, living and working in Northamptonshire. Since graduating with a First Class B.A Honours Design: Surface Pattern in 1996, he has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. Painting atmospheric landscapes has been the primary focus of his work until recently, when he has also experimented successfully with text paintings; an exciting new way of working with words and imagery that Jamie is becoming well known for.
Jamie has exhibited widely around the UK and has been an active member of the arts event known as'Open Studios' in Northamptonshire as well as the prestigious Northampton Town and County Art Society

Both original artworks and limited edition prints of Jamie's work are now available to buy. 

Prices start at £78 framed prints and £750 for original paintings. Commissions are also undertaken.

All works come signed and with a certificate of authentication from the the artist.

Exhibitions  Schedule 2015

Saturday 28th February - Saturday 11th April -Town and County Spring Exhibition.

Saturday 7th March - Saturday 21st March - Solo Show and retreat day (7th March) at Bishop Street, Methodist Church, Leicester.

Kettering Open Art Exhibition. I will be submitting work for this show on the 9th April.

Greenbelt Festival - 'Baptism' at the Allotment Gallery, Saturday 29th August, 1-5pm

Saturday September 5th (Carnival Day) - Irthlingborough  Methodist Church. 
  Text Art Workshop and exhibition.

Saturday 29th August - Saturday 26 September. Open Studios at The Primrose Gallery Northampton and Central Exhibition 

Town and County Annual Art Show. Northampton Museum and Art Gallery.

The Nieman Foundation Commission - Harvard University  

For the magazine's cover, British artist Jamie Poole based his portrait of Agnes Wahl Nieman on one of only two known images of her—a small engraving from a collage published in The Milwaukee Journal in 1916—and on the physical description she provided in her 1891 passport application: light brown hair, bluish-gray eyes, and fair complexion. Using portraits of Agnes’s mother and father as references, he worked with cut pages from Nieman Reports and from the Foundation’s archival material to create this likeness.  

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 'Sophie' Collaged poems on board 2011 

The things that make people who they are come from their experiences of the world around them and the people they meet. For Sophie, the sitter in this portrait, English literature has been a great passion. The verses of a specially selected collection of poems have been carefully dissected and layered on the support of this painting to create her portrait. The text meanders and flows around the curves of her features and is embedded deep in her eyes creating an intricate mosaic surface. The tales in the typography have become entwined within her image and are part of Sophie’s identity.The creation of this work has been an intimate meditation and contemplation of the sitter. Jamie Poole has created a portrait that brings him closer to his subject. The narratives that are collaged create bonds between his practice through the process and the relationship of the artist to his sitter. As text is layered the words, lines and phrases are repeated and embedded into the work creating a unifying physicality. 

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