Approved: 07.10.2016

Jenny Oldknow

Artist

Approved: 07.10.2016

A passion for animals and a passion for painting them...

My art is full of life and personality... just like the lovely creatures I paint.

I use pure watercolour pigments, working in a gradual and intuitive way and utilising their unique fluidity and transparency, bringing essential detail out of the abstraction, resulting in loose and expressive paintings.

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  • Location: Belper, East Midlands
  • Contexts: Commission, Exhibition, Open studio
  • Artforms: Drawing, Painting
  • Tags: dog artist, pet portrait artist, derbyshire, belper, derbyshire open arts, dog, dog art, whippet, weimaraner, elephant, wildlife, hare, kingfisher, bird, panda
 
 

Biography

A passion for animals and a passion for painting them...

My art is full of life and personality... just like the lovely creatures I paint.

I use pure watercolour pigments, working in a gradual and intuitive way and utilising their unique fluidity and transparency, bringing essential detail out of the abstraction, resulting in loose and expressive paintings.

As well as my highly collectible award-winning original paintings, my art also features on greeting cards and prints, perfect for discerning art and animal lovers.

Accompanied by my furry muses, I work from my studio in Belper, Derbyshire, on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park, getting inspiration for my work wherever I go.

CV & Education

EDUCATION:

  • Diploma in Drawing & Painting, London Art College, 2007-10
  • Printmaking training, Green Door Studio & Leicester Print Studio, 2015

 

MEMBERSHIP:

  • The Association of Animal Artists

 

AWARDS:

  • shortlisted, The FOA Winter Expo, USA, 2016
  • highly commended, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists open exhibition, 2016
  • highly commended, Association of Animal Artists Exhibition, Castle Park Arts Centre, 2016
  • shortlisted, Stiwdio Maelor Works on Paper Competition, Wales, 2016
  • winner, ‘The Artist’ magazine award, Association of Animal Artists, Castle Park Arts Centre, 2015
  • winner, The Inaugural Chairmans award, Association of Animal Artists, Castle Park Arts Centre, 2015
  • finalist, Jackson's Art Competition , 2015
  • awarded an Arts Council emerging artist grant, 2014
  • winner, The BBB Gallery Award, National Exhibition of Wildliife Art, 2012   
  • highly commended, Belper Open Art Exhibition, Derbyshire, 2008

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

  • Strathnairn Gallery, Canberra, Australia, 2018
  • 'Winter Show', The Oldknow Studio, annual exhibition, annually 2013-present
  • Studio 61 Gallery, Derbyshire, 2015
  • The Cherry Orchard Gallery, Derbyshire, 2015
  • Solo exhibition and residency at Hopton Hall, Derbyshire, 2015
  • Studio 61 Gallery, Derbyshire, 2013
  • The Little Gallery, Derbyshire, 2010 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • The Secret Postcard Show, The Old Lock Up Gallery, Derbyshire, 2017
  • Dame Catherine Arts Summer Exhibition, Derbyshire, 2017
  • Secret Postcard Show, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall, 2017
  • TAE, Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford Upon Avon, 2017
  • The FOA Winter Expo, USA (online), 2016-17
  • The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open Exhibition, UK, 2016    
  • Trygve Gallery, New York, USA, 2016
  • Saatchi Art, curated collection, USA (online), 2016
  • Dame Catherine Arts Summer Exhibition, Derbyshire, 2016
  • The Peoples Postcard Award, Yorkshire, 2016
  • Castle Park Arts Centre, Cheshire, 2016
  • 'The Peak District', Studio 61 Gallery, Derbyshire, 2016
  • The Procreate Project, The Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths University, London, 2016
  • Stiwdio Maelor Works on Paper Show, Wales, 2016
  • The Derbyshire Open, Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Derbyshire, 2016
  • The Buxton Spa Prize, The Green Man Gallery, Derbyshire, 2016
  • Secret Postcard Show, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall, 2016
  • Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, London. 2015
  • The Harley Open, The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire, 2015
  • The Derbyshire Open, Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Derbyshire, 2015
  • The Buxton Spa Prize, The Green Man Gallery, Derbyshire, 2015
  • Castle Park Arts Centre, Cheshire, 2015
  • 'Summertide', White Peakhouse Gallery, Derbyshire, 2015
  • NEWA, Liverpool, 2014
  • '52 Artists', Nottingham Contemporary, 2014
  • Orlando Arts Center, Florida, USA, 2014
  • Dame Catherine Arts Summer Exhibition, Derbyshire, 2014
  • Exhale Unlimited Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, 2013            
  • The Beetroot Tree Open, Derbyshire, 2013
  • Castle Park Arts Centre, Cheshire, 2013
  • NEWA, Liverpool, 2012   
  • 'Peripheral Visions', Menier Gallery, London, 2012     
  • Desperate Artwives', Vibe Gallery, London, 2012
  • Moss Gallery, Moss, Norway, 2012
  • Out of the Blue Gallery, Edinburgh. 2011
  • The Ashbourne Open, Derbyshire, 2011

 

PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA:

  • selected artist, The FOA Winter Expo, FOA published book, USA, 2016
  • featured collection, Saatchi Art, 2016
  • interview, The Vision and Art Project, USA, 2016
  • interview, 'Fine Art' magazine, 2016
  • featured artist, 'Artists & Illustrators' magazine , 2015
  • interview, 'Artsbeat' magazine, 2015
  • interview, 'Paint' magazine , 2015
  • two paintings featured in '101 Creative Artworks' (Pandora), 2014
  • interview, 'Paint' magazine, 2014

 

COLLECTIONS:

  • The American Macular Degeneration Foundation
  • The Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths University, London
  • Clocktower Group, London
  • MSJ Group, London
  • Hopton Hall, Derbyshire
  • Numerous private collections in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Canada and USA