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Jake Purkiss

Jake Purkiss

Resident Artist

Resident Artist

Mouthing Off Magazine’s Resident Artists Programme was created in July 2020 for the purpose of helping out young adults achieve their dream of becoming professional artists.

We recognised that there was a need within the industry to provide support to those who were passionate about the arts but were unsure of how to turn their hobby into a career.

Through the magazine’s platform we hope to encourage collaboration, artistic flair, community spirit, and provide our artists with the opportunity of recieving both media exposure and financial support.

Our Resident Artists are a vital part of our platform and will become even more so as we continue to grow with them. Not only do they provide us with the resources necessary to create fantastic digital and physical exhibitions but, through the products they create, allow the magazine to become financially sustainable.

Make sure to keep track of our artists progress, their works, events, and exhibitions as we move throughout the year. You can learn more about each of our artists by clicking the button below!

About Jake

Jake Purkiss is an emerging fine artist from Essex. He is currently completing an undergraduate degree in the History of Art at the University of Warwick.

 Jake specialises in painting, completing most of his works in oil and acrylic. His preferred genre of painting is portraiture, as his works explore themes of identity, youth, and popular culture. Jake focuses on his relationship to his surroundings, documenting changes through the medium of paint, scratching the surfaces to elicit the intangible through visual forms. His work records the aspects of life that seem to him to be passionate, exciting, and disappearing all the time. 

Currently, Jake is looking towards developing his artistic boundaries, by experimenting with different mediums. His works still feature an element of documentary as he strives to capture the human experience. Jake’s progress can be followed by keeping an eye on his Mouthing Off page or heading to his Instagram and website where he often exhibits his work.

The Resident Artists Programme

Our mission is to create a platform for talented and creative young adults to explore and hone their craft. Mouthing Off Magazine's Resident Artist Programme was created with the aim of providing emerging artists the opportunity to investigate, collaborate, and gain exposure through a community of like minded people. Each of our Artists work closely alongside the magazine to provide artwork for our gallery, store, exhibitions and events. It is our hope that this will not only offer them the chance to create an additional source of income but advance their career and journey in becoming professional artists.


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