Jamie Poole


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


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


Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Irthlingborough Art Exhibition!

September 1st between 10am-4pm at Irthlingborough Methodist Church.

Meet the artists exhibiting and watch demonstrations of the artists at work.

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.

Jamie takes a great deal of his inspiration from walking down the many hidden pathways of the English landscapes and enjoys depicting the tranquillity and beauty of the English countryside. Coastal views, riverside walks and changing weather, lead him to use a variety of materials including pressed foliage, textured card, papers and fabric that add tactile qualities to his paintings.

Jamie is constantly in search of the moment, memories and the stories that we associate  with our ancient land. Using his fingers, palette knives, brushes and rich colours in acrylic paint he connects to the landscape in a very physical way which can be seen in his work.

Jamie also makes collage works using printed paper words as his medium which he calls "text paintings". Poetry, diary entry's, and names have been use to make these detailed and realistic portraits which tell the viewer a story about the subject depicted. His main inspiration has come from artists including Chuck Close, Kurt Jackson, Anselm Kiefer, Patrick Heron and Ben Nicholson.

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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