English artist Josephine Wall has been passionate about art since she was four years old. Now a respected artist, she paints with a lively imagination and romanticism that escorts her audience into a world of magical dimension.
The inspiration for her mystical images comes from her close observation of nature and her interest in its preservation. Though she often strives to impart a message in her scenes, she hopes to inspire her audience to take a personal journey into the magical world of their own imagination.
Josephine was born in Farnham, Surrey, England in 1947. Educated at Farnham and Parkstone Grammar Schools, her family moved to Poole, Dorset when she was 14.
Her paintings are mainly fantasies, influenced and inspired by the illustrative talents of Arthur Rackam, the surrealism of artists such as Magritte and Dali, and the romanticism of the pre-Raphaelites, which combined with her own imaginative ideas has led to a wide and varied range of work.
Josephine is also an accomplished sculptor and has created a number of unique figurines. Using natural stone found locally, various modeling materials and semi -precious stones, she creates models that once painted, challenge the viewer to find where the stone ends and the figure begins.
An increasing demand for character windows, led her to experiment in this field using self adhesive lead and vitreous paint, to reproduce traditional lead-lights and many of her own designs.
Due to her individualistic, textured use of acrylic medium, ahe has been invited to demonstrate and lecture to local art circles.
Whilst her work has always covered a wide range of subjects, since moving into the world print market, she has produced works with a distinct ethnic flavour and images of many favourite stories and fables. Her fantasy work remains most popular, many containing hidden images or faces, which has become a trademark.