Jenni was brought up in Cornwall and made her way to Bath to study Fine Art BA Hons in 2005. From there she went on to train as a Secondary School Art Teacher in 2008 teaching in a variety of settings in and around Bath and Bristol.
For the last 5 years Jenni has balanced work during the day and being an artist in the evenings and weekends taking part in a series of small exhibitions as and when she can. Life continues to be busy with 2 small girls under the age of 3 and her Black Labrador Larry.
Jenni's main focus for her artwork is line and pattern. Which shows itself in a variety of ways. Traditionally Jenni has focused on building a collection of locations based on her childhood, home and travels. Printmaking features in a big way. Designs start as drawings and develop as layers and patterns are added. These are then transferred onto lino where Jenni can spend weeks to cut out the most intricate of designs. She was heavily influenced by Cornish naive artists growing up and she finds comfort in these flowing lines and a decisive nature as the image/lino develops.
More recently Jenni has explored pattern and line in a wider sense sometimes incorporating her love of Bristol and sometimes playing with her love of traditions and maps through a sense of place and home.
When at university Jenni’s work focused on large scale pencil drawings. These were drawn from photos taken on journeys, snap shots of time, fractions of moments. The idea of fate and journey has always been an underlying theme in Jenni’s work. Paths, made by little decisions and chance meetings has always been a fascination.
Love it! A perfect present for my brother. Jenni’s work is always gorgeous. Clean lines, great quality and fabulous on the walls.
Brilliant intricate print. Quickly dispatched and included a lovely little post card with message too. Thanks!
Lovely material and a print that will remind me of my home city when I move away. Great communication!