This is Me

Art from the soul, inspired by the natural world in all its beauty and intricacy

Illustrator, Rider, Runner, Dreamer & Collector of Things

Practically born with a pencil in my hand, some of my earliest memories were thinking - I don't want to go to school, I just want to draw pictures all day! I started my artistic career drawing horses obsessively and then began to branch out into animal portraiture. Some of my earliest commissions were pet portraits and people portraits. 

After growing up in Northern England I decided to study Art & Design in Canada to allow me to spend more time there than the tourist visa allowed. What started out as a 1 year Art & Design Fundamentals course, ended with a further 3 years in college for Graphic Design and then being immediately hired as a Graphic Designer for a local Web Design company. In Graphic Design I found a career that allowed me to be creative but also paid me to be creative - win win! I worked my way up the career ladder and a few years later made it to Art Director managing a team of 4 talented designers and working with a 30 strong team of multi-talented people in a fast paced industry.

7 years on and 11 years since my adventure to Canada I have decided to return home. I  continued to explore my art alongside work but increasingly found that I was becoming frustrated by not being able to spend the time I wanted on furthering my artistic career. I’ve returned to England and now Wales to be closer to family and discover this stunning part of the country.
Photo of Jennifer Hawkyard working in her studio
My artwork is multi-faceted without focusing on a particular genre or medium. I work both in digital and traditional mediums enjoying and exploring the flexibility they offer. My work is whimsical and colourful, exploring fantasy creatures and whimsical beings. More recently The Totem Project has been my biggest and most extensive project undertaken so far, exploring the mysterious world of Spirit Guides and Totem Animals. This project has seen me work with a wide-range of people world-wide, creating their own custom Totems and New York based fashion designers, designing Totem inspired fabric patterns. 
Commission, Collaborate & Licensing
Please feel to contact me if you are interested in collaborating with me on a new art piece, project or a licensing endeavour, I would be happy to discuss it with you.

Commissions are always welcome and you can follow my artistic adventures here on my website along with all the usual social media channels.
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Where you can find me
If you are interested in viewing my work in person I currently have my artwork in the following locations:
44 St Mary Street
Cardigan, Wales
SA43 1HA

23 King Street
Carmarthen, Wales

Shop online
I make my work available in a number of online stores including: 
On my Etsy Store you can find original artworks, limited edition prints, custom commissions and greeting cards.

On my Redbubble store you can find my artwork on a wide range of apparel from t-shirts to scarves, you can also find framed open edition prints, calendars and much more.
Similar to Redbubble, my Society6 store offers a differing range of apparel from clocks, to throws and leggings.
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