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Jessica Halmshaw

Is a paper artist & illustrator based in Southsea, UK

Hello! I'm Jessica. Paper enthusiast and hopeful thinker.

Since 2015 I have been creating papercut art. First from hilly Durham, then the quaint streets of Leiden in the Netherlands and now Southsea.


Throughout this journey I have enjoyed telling the stories of the cities, the people and the cultures I have experienced.


Whether that be watching the historic miners gala from the deteriorating 16th century window of the art gallery I worked in... 


Or sitting in an eetcafé, eating borrel (deep fried Dutch snacks!), watching cyclists live and move their lives on their bikes, including furniture, art and children!


I hope that through my pictures you gain a window into another life or another playful paper world.


For the past year I have been exploring new avenues, teaching yoga and working in new mediums. You can keep up to date on my new work via instagram or facebook.


I am thankful for all the people who have supported me and bought my work over the last 5 years.

This is always available to purchase via my shop and commissions are welcome. If you have an idea, I can do it! Please see the bespoke art page. 


Feel free to say hi at:



The Kemble Gallery


Jane Austen House


House of Items


Draw me a Tree, Wild City Portsmouth 


2018- 2019

Hortus Botanicus

Galerie Zone

WOW Duurzam Design



Southsea, UK   |

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