About the Artist
Jocelyn Galsworthy has been painting professionally for more than fifty years and is particularly well known for her portraiture and her highly acclaimed paintings of English and International cricket scenes.
Great niece of the distinguished novelist and playwright, John Galsworthy OM, Jocelyn comes from an artistically talented family, and earlier in her career put on several joint exhibitions with her mother, also a professional artist of some renown.
Jocelyn began her training at Winchester School of Art and attended the City and Guilds School of Art in Kennington, London. Further studies continued at teaching studios in Paris, Munich and Granada. Jocelyn held her first exhibition at the Guildhall, Winchester in April 1964.
Oils and pastels are Jocelyn's usual mediums, but she also uses pen and ink with watercolour wash; her drawings are in conté, sepia and pencil. Jocelyn has given many talks on her life painting cricket and taken part in various television and radio programmes over the years. She has gained an enviable reputation as an outstanding cricketing artist and has travelled the world painting Test Matches as well as county, village, school and club grounds. The woman in the white hat, sitting on the boundary, recording matches for posterity, has now become a part of the cricket scene.
As a portrait painter Jocelyn's portraits always show a remarkable likeness and she is particularly good with children. She finds painting portraits in the sitters own home very satisfactory for both the sitter and the artist.
Jocelyn lives and has her studio on the Isle of Wight but spends much of her time crossing the Solent.