Concepts The work pursues an ongoing exploration of the complexity and multiplicity of any one given moment in time and expresses personal responses to places/landscapes/relationships. These are presented as fluid and airy images anchored through the use of colour, form, line, pattern and texture. 'Actual' observations are transmuted and rearranged into paintings and collages which form an abstract pictorial language of atmosphere and depth, with a satisfying overall surface interest. Influences Art of the 30's and 40's (Nash, Sutherland, Heron, Agar, Clough, Frankenthaler, Matisse, Braque, Picasso). Personal life influences: childhood, motherhood, bereavement, travel, nature and celebration of life. Career path Studied Fine Art in London (Byam Shaw) 1968-72. Lived and worked in Italy, France and Scotland between 1972-81, London and New York between1981-87. Based in London since 1987, exhibiting regularly in both solo & group shows, as well as opening her London studio. Throughout 2005-06 carried out a large project (a wallpiece in 12 panels, 192 gouaches in all) called “Focussing - In: a Year in Kew Gardens”, exhibited in 2007 at the Curwen Gallery, London, and later sold to a private collector. Work is held in many private and corporate collections in UK, USA, Hong Kong, and Europe both, from banks, businesses to hospitals. Ran Art workshops for children in London schools and at her studio 1992-2002. Has illustrated several books, and was commissioned by the Royal Parks, London to design a Deck Chair in 2008. Currently actively researching for future projects with references to the Natural World, in which to continue her explorations of its cellular make up, as well as research plant forms, gardens, landscape etc. Her next project is with the Oxford Botanical Gardens, when visits throughout 2012 will result in an exhibition in situ during the Spring of 2013, including some aspects relevant to their ongoing educational focus.
CV & Education
Solo exhibitions: 2015 - Reflections: Art Jericho, Jenny Blyth Fine Art, Oxford (June), Responses: Highgreen Manor, Tarset, Northumberland (Oct 2015) 2013 - Muse in the Garden, Oxford Botanic Garden / Jenny Blyth Fine Art, Oxford 2012 - Notes from Nature, the Jam Factory, Oxford 2011 - Cells & Sensations, the Rectory Gallery, Curwen at Spitalfields, London 2011 - Summer Haiku, Art Jericho, Oxford 2007 - Focussing -in- a Year in Kew Gardens, Curwen & New Academy Gallery, 34 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JR 2005 - Chloe Fremantle, Curwen Gallery, London 2002 - Curwen Gallery, London 1999 - Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London 1999 - Eagle Gallery, Sheridan Russell Gallery, London W1 1996 - Jernigan Wicker, San Francisco, USA 1995 - Eagle Gallery, London 1994 - Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London 1991 - Jernigan Wicker, San Francisco, USA 1987 - Sue Rankin Gallery, London 1985 - Sue Rankin Gallery, London 1984 - Works of Art, Hong Kong 1983 - Christopher Hall Gallery, London 1983 - Forum Gallery, New York, USA Group exhibitions 2012 - Directors Choice:30/25, Curwen Gallery, London 2012 - Fusion, the Institute of Physics, London W1 2012 - RAG Group Show, Castro Urdiales, Santander, Spain 2012 - Rejuvenation, Curwen Gallery, London 2011 - 40x40: Riverside Artists Group, Riverside Studios, London 2009 - Directors Choice , Curwen Gallery, London 2006 - Art Alliance Auction, Cancer Resource Centre, London 2005 - Christmas Show, Curwen Gallery, London 2004 - Art Alliance Auction, Cancer Resource Centre, Piccadilly, London 2002 - Christmas Show, Curwen Gallery, London 2001 - Christmas Show, Curwen Gallery, London 1999 - Zella Gallery, London 1998 - Eagle Gallery, London 1997 - Art Now, Eagle Gallery, London 1996 - CAS, London 1996 - Eagle Gallery, London 1996 - Riverside Artists Group, Museo Orense, Spain 1992 - New Academy Gallery, London Projects 2012 - A Year of Observation at the Oxford Botanical Gardens, Oxford Botanical Gardens, Oxford 2008 - Deckchair Dreams , Royal Parks , London