Monday, 16 March 2009

jenny hirst at thewhitegallery...

We are delighted to welcome local artist Jenny Hirst to thewhitegallery.

Jenny ran an interior design business for nine year's before deciding to return to college six years ago to study Art and Design. Working from her studio at home in Alderley Edge, Jenny has exhibited in Cheshire, Manchester, Derbyshire and Wales as well as working on several commissions for homes and offices.

Mainly she takes her inspiration from the landscape around her, whether rural or urban, and she is particularly interested in the juxtaposition between manmade structures and the natural landscape.

Jenny works by making quick sketches and taking photographs in situ to capture the atmosphere of a place before developing these ideas back in her studio.

She works in various mediums including paint, charcoal, ink, pastel, collage and monoprint and is very interested in bringing texture into her work using various techniques to achieve this such as scratching and rubbing into the paint to reveal the layers beneath. Most of her work is semi abstract, giving the viewer a hint of the subject matter without it being a true representation.

Work currently on sale at thewhitegallery include paintings of Vietnam, Greece and Kinder Scout in the Peak District - an eclectic mix which illustrates the richness and variety of Jenny Hirst's work.