Born in Ilfracombe, gallery owner and artist, Jessica Dove went on to study and teach art in London. She has sold to Liberty and other galleries and had a sell-out solo show in Islington.
Her watercolours were exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and all sold. She also participated in Oxfordshire Art Weeks.
Jessica works mainly in watercolour plus some acrylics.
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.”
She loves landscapes, which often develop into abstracts, but are sometimes figurative.
At her High Street Gallery, there are several other North Devon artists on show, whose work includes sculpture, pottery, glass, woodturning, photography, jewellery and more.
Jessica is very excited about presenting some beautiful paintings by Ric Horner and Mark Rochester.
Also on sale are greetings cards, luxurious body products, Welsh throws/cushions and hand-painted silk scarves/ties. Stock is constantly changing so make sure you keep coming back for another look.
Leaving London in 1979 to move to Oxford,Jessica opened Partymania at the North End of Walton Street, in 1981. This Aladdin's Cave was to become a destination emporium, overflowing with everything needed for parties and Theatre. Jessica also decorated party venues, including Colleges, Marquees, Restaurants and even the Library at Blenheim Palace, often providing elaborate table decorations and even Firework Displays. After 31 years of partying, in 2012 she decided to retire to her home town of Ilfracombe, she sold her business and moved back to Devon.