Bethany Jefferson-Loveday


My name is Bethany Jefferson-Loveday and I am an artist based in Greenhill, Evesham. I studied fine art up to A-Level at school and spent far too much time on my art homework, to the detriment of my other subjects and frustration of my Mother! I focused on portraits at the time, inspired by great artists such as Lucian Freud. I have spent much of my youth and 20s exploring galleries for inspiration.

I had a break from art, focusing on my career, degree and professional qualifications. However, last year, when pregnant with my first baby, I was diagnosed with cancer. I was signed off work for 4 months whilst having chemotherapy. During this period, I started painting again. It was a great way to relax and fill the walls of our relatively new home. I assumed I would be too busy to continue painting when my baby arrived, but was determined and have managed to paint in the months since she was born. I am now in remission and rediscovering my love of painting was one of the silver linings of all that I have been through over the last 12 months.

My most recent works focus on gardens around Worcestershire and The Cotswolds, which I visited during my pregnancy and since having my daughter. We are surrounded by beautiful places and it is great to be able to bring them to life on canvas. I paint from my own photographs using acrylics. I have been recently inspired by David Hockney's style and techniques, using his book "A Bigger Picture" as a point of reference. I particularly like to focus on large expanses of foliage and do so in a bold, colourful style. I have very much enjoyed painting on a reasonably large scale as it enables me to be more expressive within my work.

My portfolio is still growing, but I hope you enjoy what I have produced to date. At the open studios 2023, I will be exhibiting my latest collection of work focusing on The Cotswolds and Worcestershire Gardens and I plan to paint whilst accepting visitors, so will be happy to demonstrate my techniques.


Venue address
Greenhill Park Road
WR11 4NL
Parking on road. Short white gate at entrance to house.
0789 189 6919

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