Artist

Photo credit: Thom Undrell Photography

Welcome to jeshooper.com, it’s nice to have you visit. A little bit about me, I am a self taught artist from Brighton UK, and I also work as a zoo keeper full time. 

Originally trained in Animal Behaviour, I have dedicated my professional and personal life to the study of Animal Behaviour and Animal Care. Having studied animals in Africa, Poland, UK, and Latin America, I use my creative expression to portray the emotional lives of animals through art. I simply hope that my interpretation of the animal kingdom brings as much joy to you as observing animals does to me.

I specialise in freehand pointillism pyrography , a laborious process whereby I  burn thousands of dots one by one to form complex images of animals. All my work is achieved by hand, and I pride myself on my freehand techniques. My prefered timber of choice is oak, a material renowned for it’s natural beauty and unwillingness to be tamed. Oak is a very difficult medium for precise pyrography requiring dedication and skilled craftsmanship. I source my materials locally, and produce as little waste as possible to make my artwork ethically sourced and as environmentally friendly as I can.

In addition to original art pieces, I also use a variety of materials including beech, oak, and various felled tree branches, to create handmade custom and bespoke home décor and personalised gifts. 

Due to my work commitments I have a lead time of 5-6 weeks on all custom made orders (and 1-2 weeks for all print items). If you would like to know more about dispatch times on your orders please contact me and I will let you know as soon as I can when I will have your order ready for you. 

Thank you for visiting my website, I hope you enjoy my collections.