Josephine Wall (born May 1947 in Farnham, Surrey) is a popular English fantasy artist and sculptor.
Educated at Farnham and Parkstone (Dorset) grammar schools, she studied fine art at Bournemouth College and worked at Poole Pottery as a designer and painter of Delphis Ware. Her pottery figures include characters from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and mythological creatures. Pieces of this work now feature in a book on the history of Poole Pottery.
Her paintings are mainly influenced and inspired by Arthur Rackham, with lesser influences from surrealist artists such as Magritte and Dalí, and the romanticism of the pre-Raphaelites.
A number of her works were exhibited in Teheran and Tokyo during 1974 and her first solo exhibition took place the following year in Swindon. Josephine and her paintings were the subject of a special feature on Southern Television in 1990. Following a visit to the Spring Fair in Birmingham in 1993 she signed contracts with firms in Britain and Switzerland
to publish her work as prints, posters and cards for worldwide
distribution. Her originals and limited edition prints by are often sold
through Courtenay's Fine Art and Courtyard of Romance.
In addition to a range of Limited Edition Prints, Josephine Wall
continues to work with her exclusive licensing agents Art Impressions in
California (Art Impressions Inc. www.artimpressionsinc.com) who began
licensing her work around the world in 1996. They are responsible for
finding the contacts and setting up licensing deals. Apparently there is
a rush to see who will get new images as they appear! It has been used
for greeting cards, calendars, posters, stained glass, craft transfers
(“T” shirts), journals, stationery, cheques and cheque covers, mugs,
magnets, suncatchers, treasure boxes, wall murals, scrapbook paper sets,
fabric squares, figurines, and puzzles.
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From childhood Josephine has had a passion for light and colour, fantasy and visual story telling.
The life of a painter was clearly her destiny! Enchanting and
detailed images flow freely from her imagination in an endless cascade
Her first employment after leaving Art College was at Poole Pottery,
where she painted the dynamic and boldly coloured designs of the now
famous Delphis ware – very collectable and realising high prices at
In addition to her main love of painting, she directs her creative
energies into pottery figures, sculpture and reproduction stained glass
panels. She has even customised items of clothing.
She lives contentedly with her husband at Wisteria Cottage' where she
works in a purpose built attic studio. The walls are covered with a
huge wisteria, cascading gorgeous flowers - hand painted of course.
Josephine is convinced that working under the pyramid shaped roof is a
source of inspirational vibes, aiding her creativity! The rest of the
cottage also displays her artistic nature, a woodland scene and
butterflies in the kitchen, flowers and birds on the furniture and even
more wisteria on the glass doors in the living room. Even the garden
doesn’t escape her touch, as she likes nothing better than to spend time
designing unusual features and creating an abundance of colour, with a
slight bias towards a Victorian style.
She has three children ( two sons & one Daughter ) and since
marrying Bob also has two Step-Daughters. At this time Josephine &
Bob have 10 Grandchildren – their ages ranging from a few months to 19
years old, some of whom are already showing signs of an artistic
Much of the inspiration for her mystical images comes from her close
observation of nature and her interest in its preservation. Though she
often strives to impart a message in her scenes, she also hopes to
inspire in her audience a personal journey into the magical world of
their own imagination.
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