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Jill Colchester is a practising artist and tutor. Her works are generally, though not exclusively, drawings and paintings based on the figure. 


All images on the Jill Colchester website are the copyright © of the artist, all rights reserved, and must not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of the artist.

current drawings - HEADLINES

Working online with drawingisfree_org, experimenting with drawing the head for a short duration of time, to tease out a more dynamic, gestural and unexpected ways of recording particular people.

At 8am every Monday morning, and again in the evening - online - drawing unknown artist's faces and hands. Each randomly picked person, (who is also on the same site, drawing), pauses for the duration of one track of music - around 4 mins, and everyone draws them. During an hour's session about a dozen portraits are drawn.
I am loving it.
No time to consider or contemplate, or even measure the proportions, just react with a pencil, or ink or charcoal, pastel, water-soluble crayons, whatever comes to hand. Drawing on A3 size paper and when the drawings are rubbish - collage over the top and draw again!


Showing 20+ portraits over the last two weekends of November, from noon until 4pm. Also selling original, abstract-art cards.