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Dates: Tue 9 Jan - Sun 4 Feb 2018

Venue: Rum’s Eg, 27 Bell Street, Romsey, SO51 8GY

TJILI’s beautiful artwork will be showcased as one of four ‘featured artists’ exhibiting at Rum's Eg art gallery in her home-town of Romsey.

On selected dates between 9 Jan and 4 Feb 2018 you can meet TJILI in person and watch her painting live; her unique art-style is something that needs to be seen to be believed!

TJILI will also be demonstrating her amazing Rubik's Cube and origami skills and – following on from 'The One Show' film about TJILI's amazing life story – her parents, James and Vik Grant Wetherill, will be sharing more insights and behind-the-scenes details and answering questions.

In addition to viewing TJILI’s gorgeous artwork first hand, we are launching a lovely range of art-gifts including 'Artist’s Squares' (silk scarves, see the 'Tyga' design below) and TJILI's new 'Art-Cubes', a Special Edition range of art-puzzles created by TJILI in official partnership with the legendary Rubik’s group.

'Tyga' artist's square (90x90cm silk scarf)

One of 2 'Wildlife of Africa' Tanzanian stamp sheets

The January 'Featured Makers' programme includes creations by ceramicist Dave Sutherland, textile creator Helen Murchie, and painter Lynne Reeves.

Proceeds raised from the sale of TJILI’s work at Rum’s Eg art gallery will support her ongoing personal development including art tuition and materials, education and specialist therapies.

We hope to see you there!! x


TJILI (pronounced ‘Chilli’) is a talented young artist who has cerebral palsy, is deaf and cannot speak.

Born in 2001 weighing just 1kg, TJILI was the only survivor of triplets abandoned at a Cambodia hospital.

She was adopted by a British couple, James and Vik Grant Wetherill, and now lives in Romsey, England.

With great determination and enthusiasm TJILI is able to overcome her challenges to create amazing paintings featuring her favourite creatures, characters and places from around the world.

Unknown as an artist at the start of 2017, TJILI’s unique art-style is now critically-acclaimed and globally-recognised after two of her paintings were selected from thousands of worldwide entries to be exhibited by the Royal Watercolour Society for its 2017 ‘Contemporary Watercolour Competition in London.

TJILI’s art now graces public and private collections worldwide and her success has been widely covered in the media. BBC’s videos of TJILI’s life story and artistic success have inspired tens of millions of viewers globally.

To conclude an amazing 2017, four paintings from TJILI’s ‘Colourful Creatures’ collection have been released as Tanzania’s 'Wildlife of Africa' stamps, and Rubik’s group have partnered with TJILI to create Special Edition 'Art-Cubes' (Rubik’s legendary puzzle cubes with TJILI’s gorgeous artwork on the faces).


James Grant Wetherill for more info about TJILI / / +44 (0)7487 668988

Rebecca Maddox, General Manager of Rum’s Eg

for details of the 'Featured Artists’ programme, demonstrations and events

+44 (0)1794 511220

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