I was very excited when I received an invitation to the preview of Jessica Zoob’s latest oil painting, which is also her largest. I adore her work, which is inspired by the unique landscapes, soothing nature around her, and beautiful memories of her travels. She creates her amazing impressionist paintings in her magical and light filled studio just outside of Lewes.
Jessica's latest painting (by @lewesmap)
Jessica Zoob (by @lewesmap)
Jessica is such a welcoming and warm person with a big smile. Surrounded by the South Downs, the views from her studio are breathtaking. The seasonal colours, huge sky, rolling in mist and different light throughout each day must be so inspiring. Can you imagine magical evening light flooding through these windows on a late summers day?
A studio with views across the South Downs (by @lewesmap)
A studio full of inspiration (by @lewesmap)
I love visiting artists and makers studios. It feels like they each have a story to tell. Jessica's stunning artworks, utensils, brushes, paint pots and paint tubes, paint covered boots, tables and floor are all part of her story. I came away feeling truly inspired.
Artist utensils (by @lewesmap)
Jessica's studio floor looks like a painting itself (by @lewesmap)
Dörte snapping away (by photographer Julia Smith aka @humphreyandgrace)
There is an opportunity to visit Jessica Zoob’s beautiful open studio this month:
May 6-7 & 20-21 | 11:00 – 17:00
Jessica has also been generous enough to let me choose a print for my giveaway, which I will reveal next week. So stay tuned :)
Happy new month to you all!
Dörte x (@lewesmap)
It was especially wonderful to share this lovely afternoon with likeminded people, some of whom I've known for quite a while through Instagram; including interior blogger, stylist and freelance writer Jane Day aka @teawithruby | photographer Julia Smith aka @humphreyandgrace | photographer, stylist, and blogger Janice Issitt aka @janiceissitt_life_style | interior blogger and freelance stylist Tamsyn Morgans aka @tamsynmorgans | Ethical fashion blogger, music lover and writer Georgie aka @acitygirlatheart | And Lewes based Perfumer Nancy Meiland aka @nancymeilandparfums. Check out their wonderful accounts :)