SJ Axelby

'Thyme Interior I' by SJ Axelby

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SJ Axelby is the founder and host of Room Portrait Club. She is best known for her room portraiture, and recent clients include Christies, Kit Kemp and Alexandra Tolstoy. Her work has featured in the Telegraph Stella Magazine, FT How to Spend It, the Liberty Book, Elle Decoration and The World of Interiors.

SJ paints room portraits full-time, working for designers, hoteliers, and clients around the world. She works in mixed media, predominantly in watercolour with markers, oil pastel and pencil and she always draws with a fine-liner pen. SJ adores table settings, antiques, “shelfies” and vignettes. Her use of bold colour, busy pattern and lots of contrasting textures make her work zing. Her debut book, 'SJ Axelby’s Interior Portraits' is out in September 2022, with Pavilion/Harper Collins. Read our interview with SJ for In the Picture here.

Original mixed-media painting on paper.

33 x 24 cm, framed

100% of proceeds from this painting will be donated to Tusk.

Please note that all pieces in our Thyme curation will be available for shipping from Wednesday 13th December once the exhibition closes.

We are thrilled to have SJ Axelby as a guest artist for this exhibition. Thank you so much to SJ for her generous donation to Tusk.

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