A Suffolk artist is to hold her first solo exhibition at Framlingham Library, showcasing her gorgeous Suffolk landscapes.

Jillifar Amor (whose first name was made up by her dad!) from Dennington, is thrilled to be able to showcase her work for the first time in the Old Courthouse Gallery, which has been renovated.

East Anglian Daily Times: Jillifar is having her first solo exhibition at Framlingham LibraryJillifar is having her first solo exhibition at Framlingham Library (Image: Jillifar Amor)

"Vivia and her team at Framlingham library have been amazing," Jillifar said. "I am so pleased to be able to show my paintings there.

Jillifar and her husband, Dennis, have lived in Suffolk for 24 years, having moved here from Chobham in Surrey, where she ran two fashion boutiques.

"In retirment, I have been lucky enough to pursue my love of creativity in tranquil glorious surroundings where the wildlife keep me on my toes," she said. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Looking out to Badingham by Jillifar AmorLooking out to Badingham by Jillifar Amor (Image: Jillifar Amor)

A graduate of the London College of Fashion, where she studied embroidery and millinery,  she paints the views from her garden, as well as regularly visiting Southwold, Blythburgh and Walberswick for painting purposes.

Her exhibition starts on Easter Saturday and continues until April 30. Check library opening hours to ensure you can get in. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Southwold Harbour by Jillifar AmorSouthwold Harbour by Jillifar Amor (Image: Jillifar Amor)

"I have delved into my archives to mix some old with my new, bringing diversity to show textile, embroidery, oil, collage, pastel, watercolours and more," she said. 

"I hope to bring encouragement and pleasure to those that are not familiar with my work."

Jilliar used to organise IBBAS (Inspired by Becker Art Society) plein air sketching outings in all weathers.

East Anglian Daily Times: Seascape, by Jillifar AmorSeascape, by Jillifar Amor (Image: Jillfar Amor)

"It gave me inspiration to expand when returning to the studio and experiment with texture and colour. We have hosted students and children from local schools and I'm always amazed at their enthusiasm, excitement and creativity when being involved in a new project," she said. "They produce some wonderful creativity as they get absorbed in such amazing works of abandon and freedom!"

Rather like Jillifar then.