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 at Flow of Life 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


Draw me a Tree, Wild City Portsmouth 



Jane Austen House


House of Items


2018- 2019

Hortus Botanicus

Galerie Zone

WOW Duurzam Design


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