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Jessica Hartshorn returns to MAC for a second year to create our Christmas mural inspired by Kipper’s Snowy Day. Jessica gained her degree in Visual Communication: Illustration at Loughborough University in 2001. She has worked on a range of private and commercial projects, creating large-scale mural commissions in schools and public spaces, showcasing her imaginative storytelling skills through her captivating illustrations. 

Jessica’s fun and colourful palette is inspired by children’s books and her love of pattern and shine. Using a mixture of acrylic, paint pens, the murals are sketched out then painted using layers of colour with finishing touches of final detail.

Jessica says ‘I am honoured to return to the Midlands Arts Centre for a second year to create the popular Christmas mural. I love interacting with visitors and seeing families smile as a result of my artwork.’

To find out more about Jessica’s work go to jessicahartshorn.com or find her on social media on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @jessi_illustrates

Images: Marcin Sz

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