Josie Tipler

Polegate, Kent

Exhibiting artist and art tutor. Born in London in the 60’s, I moved to East Sussex at the age of 16 and received my first paid commission in the same year. I specialise in animal portraiture but also paint a wide range of other subjects in a variety of styles and mediums, including mural work.
I trained in Graphic Design in Hastings and left with a college Diploma and a future husband. We now have 3 gorgeous sons.
In addition to being a freelance artist I have worked for a picture shop (selling originals, prints and frames), as a craft show organiser, an office manager for a design company, a Teaching Assistant specialising in Art in primary schools, a bookseller and currently work with my husband running a print business, Hailsham Creative, alongside being in a folk band and working on my artistic practices.

My first solo exhibition was in 2000 and since then have participated in numerous group exhibitions, gallery shows and Open Studios. Now I host a regular annual arts festival called Summer Trifle.

I tutor adults and children in various styles, subjects and mediums and take bookings for group workshops and corporate activities, classes, courses, and demonstrations.

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Acrylics, Mixed Media, Pastel, Watercolour