About Jenny Wheatley
Jenny Wheatley’s work encompasses the emotive use of colour to convey her personal response to places and times of importance in her life. Her work emanates from careful drawing and observation along with the collecting of objects and ideas in situ as she moves through the world.
It culminates in composing them to describe a mood, an idea, or a simple joy of character and place. Jenny takes her sketchbook everywhere and makes drawn and written observations of places, people, mood and atmosphere. She also paints in situ to touch brush to surface in oil or watercolour to learn the workings of the world around her.
Back in the studio she will combine her learnt knowledge of place and things to make composite paintings in oil, watercolour or oil depending on the mood and mark she is trying to attain. The final images will hopefully convey her emotive response to the landscape, relationships, ideas and environment using a play of colour and composition to guide the viewer. She would wish an image to initially arrest the attention, but to have a much longer resonance with continued viewing and study.
She has painted full time since Studying and graduating from West Surrey College of Art and Design, and is showing in galleries in London, and throughout the UK as well as in Europe & USAA
Member of Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) she has also had the following success:
2001/01 Artist expert/judge on two series of Channel 4’s Watercolour Challenge
1988 Sponsored by CCA to travel through the South Seas recording the transition in outer islands from Polynesia into Melanesia
1987 Painting trip to Ladakh in the Himalayas with a group British/Indian army expedition to record images of the trip through Rajasthan, Kashmir and into Ladakh.