Jessica Palmer is a UK-based landscape artist and illustrator whose work spans watercolour, collage, paper sculpture, paper cutting, digital drawing and painting.
Her clients include Disney Pixar, English Heritage and Skira Rizzoli. She has six books, including a monograph on her paper art The Art of Papercutting, published by Search Press and Rizzoli. She is in-house illustrator for English Heritage, and has exhibited in the UK and internationally. She was previously a BBC TV producer, and retrained as an artist fifteen years ago doing an MA in Illustration.
Jessica now lives in Bath, with one foot in the city and one in the countryside, living five minutes from the train to London and five minutes in the other direction to ancient meadows and woodland. She has a special interest in meadows, marshes and wild spaces, seeking to celebrate the flora and fauna of endangered English wetlands through her recent collection of paper tapestries called Waterfields.
Jessica also works as an occasional visiting artist and runs art events at Shepherds London, the V & A, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Dulwich Picture Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of London, Arnolfini Gallery, the Djanogly Gallery, the Wallace Collection and many more.
Jessica has been a guest artist at the Royal West Academy in Bristol and at Bath University’s The Edge centre, teaching her courses for those who like to draw dangerously: Drawing Life with a Knife. She is a founder artist of Bath’s pop-up creativity and play event The Forest of Imagination and mentors art students from Bath Spa University.