Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris

Nature captured in all it's precious beauty and mysticism

Jackie Morris

“As a child I dreamed of being an artist, of leaving the confines and constraints of school and uniform and essays and exams. I watched my dad drawing a picture of a lapwing, making a bird appear on a piece of paper using only a pencil, and I thought it was some magic that made this happen. So there and then I decided to learn how to conjure birds from paper and colour. I wanted to learn the shape of a bird, to capture the soul of a creature, it’s essence in paint like some medieval alchemist. I studied artists, fell in love with the early renaissance, but always came back to animals, birds, watercolour.”

Jackie Morris grew up in the Vale of Evesham and studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy. Jackie Morris has illustrated for the New Statesman, Independent and Guardian, has  collaborated with Ted Hughes, and has written & illustrated over forty books, including beloved classics such as The Snow Leopard, The Ice Bear, Song of the Golden Hare, Tell Me a Dragon, East of the Sun, West of the Moon and The Wild Swans and The Unwinding. In 2017 the internationally acclaimed The Lost Words, a collaboration with Robert Macfarlane, was released and followed up with The Lost Spells in 2020. 

Jackie Morris has appeared, painting live on a big screen, at Spell Song Concerts at numerous venues including The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, the International Hay Festival and in 2021 from The Natural History Museum.  Jackie was awarded The Hay Medal for Illustration 2018 and the CLIK Kate Greenaway Medal 2019 for The Lost Words.  

Jackie Morris lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire 

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  1. Wren Sang the Moon to Rise
    Wren Sang the Moon to Rise
    Signed Limited Edition with hand applied 'gold' leaf
    Jackie Morris
    £899.00
  2. Hare and Moon
    Hare and Moon
    Standard Signed Limited Edition
    Jackie Morris
    £425.00
  3. Seeds of Teasles Charm the Voices of Birds
    Seeds of Teasles Charm the Voices of Birds
    Signed Limited Edition with hand applied 'gold' leaf
    Jackie Morris
    £875.00
  4. Summer Swallows and Fox of Autumn
    Summer Swallows and Fox of Autumn
    Signed Limited Edition with hand applied 'gold' leaf
    Jackie Morris
    £875.00
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Jackie Morris

“As a child I dreamed of being an artist, of leaving the confines and constraints of school and uniform and essays and exams. I watched my dad drawing a picture of a lapwing, making a bird appear on a piece of paper using only a pencil, and I thought it was some magic that made this happen. So there and then I decided to learn how to conjure birds from paper and colour. I wanted to learn the shape of a bird, to capture the soul of a creature, it’s essence in paint like some medieval alchemist. I studied artists, fell in love with the early renaissance, but always came back to animals, birds, watercolour.”

Jackie Morris grew up in the Vale of Evesham and studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy. Jackie Morris has illustrated for the New Statesman, Independent and Guardian, has  collaborated with Ted Hughes, and has written & illustrated over forty books, including beloved classics such as The Snow Leopard, The Ice Bear, Song of the Golden Hare, Tell Me a Dragon, East of the Sun, West of the Moon and The Wild Swans and The Unwinding. In 2017 the internationally acclaimed The Lost Words, a collaboration with Robert Macfarlane, was released and followed up with The Lost Spells in 2020. 

Jackie Morris has appeared, painting live on a big screen, at Spell Song Concerts at numerous venues including The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, the International Hay Festival and in 2021 from The Natural History Museum.  Jackie was awarded The Hay Medal for Illustration 2018 and the CLIK Kate Greenaway Medal 2019 for The Lost Words.  

Jackie Morris lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire