Hello! I'm so glad to see to see you here.

I'm Jola, a self-taught freelance illustrator utterly in love with watercolours!
I focus on food and botanical illustration and work with vibrant, natural colour palettes to evoke a sense of playful and joyful realism.
I take commissions for custom illustrations, packaging and logo design, and teach workshops on watercolour painting techniques online and in person.

What's the story?
 I picked up a set of cheap watercolour paints by chance one day in 2017 without prior experience nor much of an interest in painting.
To my surprise, I got hooked ! Watercolours quite literally took my breath away. I would wake up at 5:30am every morning just to practice and learn - and I haven't stopped painting since.
The passion has been further fuelled by building a large following on Instagram @jolapictures where I share my work-in-progress, sketches and art tips.
I come from Łódź, Poland where I grew up and lived until 18. I'm currently based in Brighton, UK where I work from my own illustration studio.
I hold a BA (Edinburgh Napier University, 2015) and a MA degree (University of Brighton, 2018), both in photography.

For commissions, collaborations and teaching enquiries please e-mail me at hello@jolapictures.com
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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