Jenny has been working as an artist in Somerset since moving here in 1984. With a long-held, firm need to interpret the visual world, her expertise ranges from painting to printmaking to video work. She focuses on environment, memory and history to create pieces that draw the viewer into new worlds, both real and imagined.
Her recent work is inspired predominantly by the English countryside and her paintings explore the specific aspects of each location - those things which make it unique. Working on-site in the landscape she makes quick sketches and notations on colour, time of day, date, weather and location. Back in her studio, she combines this information with her emotional and visual recollection of the place. In her recent paintings she employs oil and cold wax to achieve textural variety, building up layer upon layer of colour, adding and subtracting paint until the final image emerges from repeated exploration of her subject and the picture surface . This slow and contemplative process results in work of appealing subtlety and variation.