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Land of the Summer People
19th July 2022 @ 09:00 - 16:00
An event every week that begins at 09:00 on Friday, repeating until 2nd September 2022
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Jenny Graham studied both at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and at the University of the West of England in Bristol where, in 1997 she received an MA in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking. After several years working as a graphic designer both in the US and the UK she moved to Somerset and began her life as a fine artist.
Graham’s work is informed by both American and British Painters and considers her practice to be part of the continuing tradition of British landscape painting. Initially working on-site she makes quick sketches, photographs and notations. In her studio, she combines this information with her emotional and visual recollection of the place. Her latest paintings employ oil and cold wax to achieve textural variety, building up layer upon layer of colour, adding and subtracting paint until the final image emerges from repeated exploration of her subject. This slow and contemplative process results in paintings of subtlety and variation. In this exhibition she has also returned to her roots as a watercolourist and is showing a series of highly representational paintings of Somerset.
Jenny’s work has been exhibited widely in both the UK and abroad. She has had solo and group shows in both England and France, and has shown work in The Discerning Eye, the National Open Art Exhibition, National Original Print Exhibition, the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, the Royal Watercolour Society, Wells Art Contemporary and the RWA.