YellowBelly Art ...... a Lincolnshire Artist

Rachel Ashworth-Jerem, Artist Biography

Lincolnshire Artist

With a rich and diverse career spanning three decades in the Theatre industry as a Director and Choreographer, my expertise extends to costume, set, and lighting design. Concurrently, my abiding passion for art, drawing, and painting has been a constant undercurrent. 

Seven years ago, I decided to redirect a significant portion of my time and energy towards my painting endeavours. My artistic focus has primarily honed in on capturing the essence of my surroundings, particularly the landscapes of Lincolnshire. In recent years, my artistic narrative has evolved, incorporating figures into my compositions to infuse life, movement, and action.

An active participant in the artistic community, I am a proud member of the Lincolnshire Artist Society, Nadin Art Group, and Lincolnshire’s Art on the Map. 
My works find a home at The Little Red Gallery in Lincoln and Victoria Hall, Oakham. I have showcased my art at various esteemed venues, including Lincoln Cathedral, Doddington Hall, Marshchapel Arts Exhibition, Gunby Hall, Patchings Art Centre, Sam Scorer Gallery, The Usher Gallery, and Grimsby Heritage Centre.

Over the past year, my artistic journey has witnessed significant growth, marked by bespoke commissions for diverse clients.

Notable Achievements:

March 202 Inspired by the UK’s first lockdown, I painted Lincoln’s iconic cathedral illuminated in blue to honour the NHS. The painting, donated to Lincoln County Hospital, now graces its main entrance.

June 2020: My painting ‘The Glory Hole’ received the ‘Highly Commended’ recognition at the TALP Open 2020.

August 2020: Selected as one of 18 finalists from 7000 entries in the online ‘Wraptious Art’ competition.

August 2020: I clinched the Britain Lockdown Drawing Challenge prize with The Artist & Illustrator Magazine for my painting ‘The Strait’.

October 2020: The Spencer Coleman Gallery commissioned me to depict a scene of Lincoln featuring the Red Arrows. In addition, I produced 10 limited edition prints signed by the Red Arrows team.

April 2021: I was awarded a £10,000 grant from Arts Council England, Develop Your Creative Practice Fund.

June 2021: Welcomed into the esteemed ranks of the Lincolnshire Artist Society.

April 2022: Received the Judges Award for ‘The Fitties Beach’ at Grimsby Heritage Centre.

May 2022: Lincoln Starring utilized my painting, printed onto material, for costuming in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’.

November 2022: Became a member of 'Art on the Map' exhibiting group in Lincolnshire.

March 2024: Received the Judges Award for 'Saltfleet Haven' at Marshchapel Art Exhibition.

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