Remembrance Day may have passed this year but it’s still alive in Jacqueline Hurley’s War Poppy Collection. Her paintings are beautifully rendered in acrylic with the vivid red poppies adding a splash of colour and softness to the poignant depictions of war.
These tributes to all of the fallen soldiers and all those serving in the Armed Forces began as a personal project for a fallen friend who lost his life in 2008 while serving in Afghanistan. The project has since grown exponentially and Jacqueline is now widely regarded as the country’s foremost Remembrance Artist and has recently become Patron of The Tommy Atkins Trust and The Sandbag Times, honours of which she is extremely proud of.
Jacqueline’s work became known to us when a regular customer of ours, Jacqui Adamson, came in to our shop having purchased one of the War Poppy Collection prints. She had a very clear vision on how she wanted it to be framed but had been turned down and told it wasn’t possible by previous framers. However, here at The Frame House impossible isn’t a word we use! After discussion with Jacqui and our skilled framers we came up with this:
The simple black frame and triple mount with a hint of red showing through all serve to show off and highlight the image while the hand finishing with the barbed wire creates a stark contrast. It reminds us that war is not pretty and the sacrifices made should not be forgotten.
Jacqueline’s work is timeless, effortless and full of emotion and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to be involved with this collection.
You can find Jacqueline’s incredible work along with her story on her website. There are options to buy both open edition and limited prints and original artworks.