Spotlight on … Amy Jobes

Amy Jobes creates evocative impressionistic oil paintings inspired by the huge skies and distant horizons of the North Devon Coastline. This is Amy’s third year taking part in Devon Open Studios, and she’ll be converting her log cabin garden studio into a beautiful gallery space to display a diverse range of works from greetings cards to huge statement oil paintings.

Amy said:

“It’s wonderful to join forces with so many other Devon artists for the biggest art event in the county. I love meeting the people who come to visit; we welcome locals as well as visitors who’ve travelled from around the county. As a seascape artist I am inspired by the wild and dramatic coastline here in North Devon. Open Studios is a chance to talk to people in depth and in person about why I paint, and I love to discover my visitors’ own personal connections to the work.

“Often people see my paintings and share fond memories of time spent at their favourite beach, which I always enjoy. Life puts pressure on us all in all sorts of ways, but a visit to a vast and expansive natural environment can be incredibly grounding, putting everything in perspective. I think that resonates with a lot of people.”

Venue ND12, Barnstaple