From Freedom’s Land, The Poppies Grow

Jacqueline Hurley’s War Poppy Collection is her tribute to our Armed Forces and a remembrance to all those fallen and injured in past campaigns. She paints to evoke emotion, reflection and remembrance.
Although Jacqueline’s paintings depict war, she brings an element and sense of peace to her work, this being what we all hope for and what lives have been sacrificed for. She paints from her heart using the stark redness of the worldwide symbol of remembrance – the scarlet corn poppy; to create contrast against gritty impasto, impressionistic landscapes. All her paintings feature silhouettes which often allow her images to become more personal and sentimental to her audience. Jacqueline’s military poppy paintings have quickly become extremely popular and well received since she started painting in October 2014. They have touched the hearts and emotions of many, keeping the importance of remembrance in the forefront of people’s minds.

Jacqueline recently felt honoured to be invited to exhibit the 24 piece War Poppy Collection at The Royal Albert Hall in London, for The Festival of Remembrance 2015.
Jacqueline paints under the title Port Out, Starboard Home POSH Original Art (www.poshoriginalart.co.uk)

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“From Freedom’s Land, The Poppies Grow” (November 2015)                   War Poppy Collection 1914-1918
 

We Remember, We Fight On 

 Jacqueline Hurley’s War Poppy Collection is her tribute to our Armed Forces and a remembrance to all those fallen and injured in past campaigns. She paints to evoke emotion, reflection and remembrance.

Although Jacqueline’s paintings depict war, she brings an element and sense of peace to her work, this being what we all hope for and what lives have been sacrificed for. She paints from her heart using the stark redness of the worldwide symbol of remembrance – the scarlet corn poppy; to create contrast against gritty impasto, impressionistic landscapes. All her paintings feature silhouettes which often allow her images to become more personal and sentimental to her audience. Jacqueline’s military poppy paintings have quickly become extremely popular and well received since she started painting in October 2014. They have touched the hearts and emotions of many, keeping the importance of remembrance in the forefront of people’s minds.
Jacqueline recently felt honoured to be invited to exhibit the 24 piece War Poppy Collection at The Royal Albert Hall in London, for The Festival of Remembrance 2015.

Jacqueline paints under the title Port Out, Starboard Home POSH Original Art (www.poshoriginalart.co.uk)
#JacquelineHurley #WarPoppyCollection #PoppyPainting #WarPainting #RemembranceArt #MilitaryArt #RemembrancePoppy #FineArt #Artist

“We Remember, We Fight On” War Poppy Collection No.1 (2014) 

About the War Poppy Collection 

Please click on the above You Tube link to view Jacqueline Hurley’s remembrance art, the “War Poppy Collection”.

My  War Poppy Collection is my tribute to Our Armed Forces and a remembrance to all those fallen and injured in past campaigns. I paint to evoke emotion, reflection and remembrance in what I hope is, a poignant and evocative style.

Although my imagery depicts war, I try to bring an element of peace to my work, this being what we all hope for and what so many lives have been sacrificed for.

I paint from my heart using the stark redness of the worldwide symbol of remembrance – the poppy, to create contrast against gritty impressionistic landscapes. All my paintings feature silhouettes which often allow my images to become more personal and sentimental to my audience. My paintings have quickly become popular and well received, touching the hearts and emotions of many and keeping the importance of remembrance in the forefront of our minds.

I believe that there is art in this world for everyone and I have discovered that many people have connected with it, finding it emotive and meaningful.

Visual art speaks a universal language and touches people in different ways – what one person will see and feel from it, will be totally different from another.

I paint what I am passionate about. As a poet uses words to speak from their soul or to convey a message, an artist uses pictures.

My remembrance art is not intended to be political or controversial – I simply want to keep remembrance alive for the younger generations, as what our grandparents sacrificed for us, has been the foundations for the freedom we are blessed with today.

“The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again” George Santayana 

As we all want to protect our family and homes, brave men and women make the choice now to risk their lives to protect this country and all who live here.
I can never thank them enough.

They gave their tomorrows for our todays – Lest We Forget

“In Flanders Fields” written 100 years ago today

  

100 years ago today, Canadian military doctor and artillery commander Major John McCrae wrote possibly the most famous piece of literature of World War 1. His words led to the creation of remembrance poppies which are now an international symbol of remembrance around the world including the UK, Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and many other countries, due to the reference to poppies growing over the graves of fallen soldiers.

Painting: “Fields Of Remembrance” by Jacqueline Hurley 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/220784311/fields-of-remembrance-from-the-war-poppy

Afar But Not Forgotten

  Afar But Not Forgotten

Painting No.3 from the War Poppy Collection by Jacqueline Hurley
In Waters Deep

In Ocean wastes no poppies blow,

No crosses stand in ordered row,

Their young hearts sleep…beneath the wave…

The spirited, the good, the brave,

But stars a constant vigil keep,

For them who lie beneath the deep.

‘Tis true you cannot kneel in prayer

On certain spot and think. “He’s there.”

But you can to the ocean go…

See whitecaps marching row on row;

Know one for him will always ride…

In and out…with every tide.

And when your span of life is passed,

He’ll meet you at the “Captain’s Mast.”

And they who mourn on distant shore

For sailors who’ll come home no more,

Can dry their tears and pray for these

Who rest beneath the heaving seas…
For stars that shine and winds that blow

And whitecaps marching row on row.

And they can never be lonely be

For when they lived…they chose the sea…

Eileen Mahoney

“We Remember, We Fight On” by Jacqueline Hurley

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WE REMEMBER, WE FIGHT ON by Jacqueline Hurley

This is the first painting I created for the War Poppy Collection. Both my grandfather’s fought in WW2, one in the British Army and one in the Royal Navy. Two of my great grandfathers also fought in WW1.

A friend of mine Royal Marine Neil Dunstan was killed in Afghanistan and I painted this as a tribute and remembrance to them all, along with all our other heroes who risked and sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

My War Poppy Collection is to thank you all, I think of you all daily and I will never stop remembering. I hope my paintings reach you and speak to you from my heart. Forever thankful,

Jacqueline