Unique paintings by JMJ

Image shows Wakefield's Chantry Chapel on the Brigde*: July 2012 & 2015* The other venues which have hosted JMJ's paintings are - The Board Room, Jordan's Solicitors (18 King Street): July/Aug 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017 and Wakefield BID Offices (22a Silver Street/Barstow Sq. passage): July, Aug, Sept 2018

JMJ's news & information.

Latest News...

28/10/2018 JMJ would like to take this opportunity to thank all his visitors to his 93 day Summer into Autumn (7th Summer Artwalk) exhibition. Thank you also to Elizabeth, Clair, Caroline and Darryll at Wakefield BID Offices for hosting JMJ's paintings in the Meeting Room and Reception area.

18/10/2018 JMJ's 7th Summer Artwalk exhibition launched on July 25th and was due to close on September 14th. Extended to September 28th, it was then renamed Summer into Autumn ByJMJ and closed on October 26th.

29/09/2018 and 05/09/2018, JMJ added several new paintings to The Gallery; 1 is in the Icons album, 2 are in the Festival Gardens, Liverpool, album and 9 more are in the Style Set album.

19/09/2018 JMJ has re-joined Instagram. Though he disliked the app, and quit after just 5 days, JMJ was encouraged to re-join so he could offer a different way to share more of his art on social media. To follow JMJ, search Instagram for paintedbyjmj  

2/09/2018 As Wakefield BID Offices' staff were unable to take part in this month's Artwalk, they invited JMJ to continue with this year's Summer Exhibition for several more weeks beyond September 14th. 

Wakefield BID Offices: open Mon to Fri, 9am to 2pm, at 22a Silver Street (Barstow Square Passage), Wakefield city centre. Tel01924 632 262  for information about Wakefield BID Offices or visit: Directions: at 22a Silver Street, walk under the archway into Barstow Square (WF1 1UY). The white building's entrance door is second on your right. *Note: the door is up two steps. Alternatively, Barstow Square can be accessed via King Street or by walking down the steps from Woolpack's Yard public car park.

In other news...

26/7/2018 JMJ would like to say a big thank you to each and everyone of the 62 people who made his 7th Summer Artwalk Exhibition launch the success it was. A special thank you to Rob, Phil, Steve and Helga for attending. Plus, Elizabeth, Clair, Caroline and Darryl at Wakefield BID Offices, for hosting and supporting the launch and thank you to the staff and 'Nick the photographer' from Wakefield Artwalk for their support. Catering by Hoffman's Bakery, Busy Corner, Wakefield.

9/7/2018 Please note, the mobile version of this website has been corrupted - It occured when the Artwalk website was out of action, over the weekend.  

On 7/06/2018 it was with deepest regret and a heavy heart that JMJ had to take the drastic decision to cancel his 7 Summer Artwalk Exhibition, at Unity Hall's July Artwalk. Unfortunately, a member of the new management team, at the Unity Hall, has decided to refuse all public access to the premises beyond the opening evening event. Without public access, JMJ's paintings would only have had limited access by staff and clients passing through the reception area. 

Hosted, again, with support from staff at Jordan's Solicitors. This year's theme would have been 'The steps we take' because the art space was at the top of a flight of five steep steps.

During the launch event, visitors would have had the chance to sample free live entertainment 'at the foot of our stairs' from celebrated Wakefield poet Steven B Williams, the Black Horse Poets and, making her Artwalk debut, soprano Ms Elizabeth Woolnough. 


If you would like to request information about sales and exclusive 'limited edition' merchandise, try JMJ's new shorter email address: or

8/4/18: JMJ created a new range of not-for-profit limited edition merchandise - Magnetix© fridge magnets, Present Day© Birthday and Christmas cards, TREEts© tree baubles and Exclusively ByJMJ© motif, strictly limited edition, postcards, photo-cards, coasters and mugs.

18/3/18: this year is the 10th anniversary of the Wakefield Artwalk. 

4/8/17: Wakefield Express - page 46 'Art & Culture: JMJ was pictured with MP Mary Creagh (pronounced Cray). 

Paintings and Poems - the title of JMJ's 6th Summer Artwalk Exhibition launch event was one of JMJ's biggest successes to date. The 'price tag' information cards, "Happy _____ Day." greetings cards and Fobbed Off! key fobs were praised for their design and professional presentation. JMJ greeted 64 visitors, including friends, returning visitors, new fans of his work and the Labour MP for Wakefield - Mary Creagh. Due to 'pop in' for a few minutes, Mary stayed much longer, saying "I've had so much fun, I don't want to leave." JMJ was pleased and surprised to receive excellent comments about his 'new for 2017' range of greetings cards; even from a painter turned card maker who described them as the best she'd seen. With several visitors asking why the mock-up cards weren't available for purchase.

Thank you to Mick, Mick's wife Pam and Steve from the Black Horse Poets, to Tasneem, Jess and Nick for being great hosts and representatives of Jordan's Solicitors, to the staff and partners at Jordan's, to Linda Golding for her continued support and encouragement and to Trevor from 5 Towns [online] Radio for coming along too. JMJ has been invited to return next July with his 7th Summer Artwalk Exhibition; though Jess and Nick said they'd be happy to host another exhibition if JMJ was able to go sooner.

For more details about the Black Horse Poets, see:

For information about 5 Towns [online] Radio, visit Facebook: Five Towns Radio.  

21/7/17 - a short interview with JMJ was used on the front cover of the Barnsley Chronicle's Royston edition to promote his exhibition. Words by Josh Timlin.

14/7/17 - JMJ's painting Marvel Arch was part of a half-page article in the Wakefield Express. Thanks to Michael Yates (Black Horse Poets) for entering it on JMJ's behalf.

2 landmarks occurred in 2016: it was 10 years since JMJ picked up a paint brush again and 5 years since he began exhibiting with the Wakefield Artwalk scheme.

2016: JMJ's 5th Summer Exhibition and his 3rd time in the Board Room at Jordan's Solicitors (18, King Street). JMJ's 3 hour launch event attracted 60 visitors (4 trying to enter the art space just as the building was being locked up). JMJ was delighted that staff at Jordan's Solicitors requested to put the painting The Concrete Castle on their reception area wall; alongside a selection of paintings at their King Street office. Thank you to the team at JS for their continued support and especial thanks to Tasneem Patel for her support throughout the launch event. Prior to the launch event opening, Tasneem had already 'penciled JMJ in' for next July 2017's Artwalk.

2015: saw JMJ return to the Chantry Chapel on the Bridge for the second time in four years. Once again, thanks to support from Brian Holding, the evening was a great success. For the 4th year running, the event saw dark skies and heavy rain.

April 11th, 2015: The Chantry Chapel on the Bridge formed one of the backdrops for Sylvester Stallone's, full length, commercial for Warburton's bread.

2014: (October) - JMJ was asked for a print of The Toll House, Scarborough, as a leaving present. This led JMJ to create a first and only one-off print of the painting to present to his boss, Carolyn Johnson, who was retiring as Head of Learning Support at Leeds City College.

July, 2014: July 30th saw the highly successful launch of JMJ's 3rd Wakefield Artwalk & Summer Exhibition (his second in the Board Room, at Jordan's Solicitors - 18 King Street, Wakefield). 

Thank Yous... to you the 570+ who have visited JMJ's 6 previous July Artwalk Summer Exhibitions and added positive comments to the Testimonials page. Thank you, also, to Tasneem Patel and her colleagues at Jordan's Solicitors for their continued support, to Wakefield Artist Linda Golding for inspiring JMJ to take part in the Artwalks, to Brian Holding and (late) Kate Taylor (posthumous) MBE for their support in hosting JMJ's first exhibition, in the Chantry Chapel on the bridge, in 2012

Visitor numbers... Since July 2012, JMJ's paintings have been viewed by more than 570 visitors: 2012, Chantry Chapel on the Bridge - 228 visitors (over 3 hours and 3 further days). 2013, Jordan's Solicitors - 56 visitors (3 hour launch). 2014, Jordan's Solicitors - 60 visitors (3 hour launch). 2015, Chantry Chapel on the Bridge - 106 visitors (in 3 hours, only), 2016, Jordan's Solicitors - 60 visitors (3 hour launch) and 2017, Jordan's Solicitors - 64 visitors (3 hour launch).

Media... to read what Barnsley Chronicle's Oliver Dyson thought of JMJ's paintings, see Oliver's Meeting Place article (dated August 2nd, 2013) in the Media section of this website. 2017: pre-launch articles appeared in Barnsley Chronicle and Wakefield Express. Plus, a post-launch article in the Arts & Culture section of Wakefield Express and in Mary Creagh's Newsletter. Also, see Jordan's Solicitors Facebook page for exclusive photos from the July 26th, 2017, launch event.

History... July 25th, 2012: At Wakefield's Chantry Chapel on the Bridge - over the 4 days, JMJ greeted 228 visitors. July 31st, 2013: At Jordan's Solicitors - during the launch evening, JMJ greeted 56 visitors (33 more than the previous exhibitor and setting a new record for most visitors on an opening evening. Especially good as it was a very wet evening). The exhibition ran for 5 weeks. July 26th, 2017: Wakefield's Black Horse Poets gave readings on the theme of 'enjoyment' and JMJ's special guest MP Mary Creagh paid a visit. Staying for more than a hour, she said "I don't want to go, I'm enjoying myself too much." Mrs Creagh is the BHP's patron.

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Terms & Conditions: Take-aways for a Tenner© paintings are £10 each, 2 for £15 or 3 for £20 Note: Although a small selection of paintings are available for £5 each, they are not included in the multi-buy offers. All discounted paintings, exclusive key fobs, greetings cards, fridge magnets and tree decorations are limited to the 3 hours of the launch event/Artwalk evening. There after, ALL prices revert back to those listed on this website.

Limited edition merchandise price list: Fobbed Off!© key fobs [launched in 2016, as ByJMJ key fobs, to mark JMJ's 10 years as an amateur painter] are £1 each (sets of 3 for £2), "Happy ___ Day."© cards are £1.50 each (any 3 for £3), Magnetix© fridge magnets are £1 each, TREEts© tree decorations are £1.50 each, ByJMJ postcards and photo-cards are 50p each, ByJMJ laminated coasters are £2 each and ByJMJ mugs are £10.50 each or £12 if bought with a coaster.

Note: All art work and merchandise are strictly limited editions and produced by JMJ 'not-for-profit'.

By-the-way... Forestationery© - stationery and envelopes (Oct. 15th, 1989 onwards), all art work ByJMJ© &/or J.M.Jackson (2006 onwards), ByJMJ website (2011 onwards), Fobbed Off!© key fobs (2016/17, previously ByJMJ© key fobs, 2016), "Happy ___ Day."© greetings cards, Present Day© Birthday and Christmas cards (2018), Magnetix© fridge magnets (2017, launched 2018), Exclusively ByJMJ© merchandise (postcards, photo-cards, coasters and mugs. 2017, launched 2018) and TREEts© tree decorations (2018) are all under the umbrella of JMJ's A 'one moment in time' Production.© Est. 1989 (25 years: 2014)