Jessie Foakes

I’ve been painting for just shy of 3 years whilst being in the tattoo industry for the last 10 years, during covid it gave me a little free time to pick up some new tools and play to see what I could create. I work mainly with acrylic and a little bit of spray paint! I’ve never used a paint brush I’ve always snapped up bits of wood/rulers or anything I can get my hands on and slowly I’m playing with pallet knifes, although my favourite tool at the moment is a trusty bread knife. I love basing my works on obvious objects and seeing how far I can push them. I don’t really have idea in mind other than getting really stuck in and seeing where it takes me. It’s how I work in all aspects of life if I’m honest! Running a muck with everything and just enjoying the process.

Jessie Foakes, Our Second Finalist, Debuts her Collection at Home House Private Members Cub

Jessie Foakes' work goes on display at the Yamaha Store in London

Kemi Rodgers Interviews Jessie Foakes at Home Grown Private Members Club