Jenny Smy Welcomes You!
Here you will find information about me, my inspiration and recent and past works. Plus, learn more about my latest work and upcoming shows.
Please email Jenny Smy: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
It’s that time again! The prestigious Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society Annual Exhibition takes off on Saturday 11th August. The private view is on Friday 10th 7 - 9pm. The exhibition continues until Saturday 15th September. I look forward to seeing you all at some point during the show.
Over the last few weeks I attended the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama for a fabulous workshop using oils and cold wax medium. The workshop was led by the American artist Jerry McLaughlin, who has recently released a book on Cold wax. This sensuous medium is a delight to use and speeds up the drying process of oils. I will be creating more works using this medium in the future and plan to showcase some of them during Art Trek 2018.
Art Trek 2018, which previews on Friday 14th September will continue until the end of September. This year will be the first time that I have taken part in this event and will be hosted by Maggie Davies at her studio in Portland Street, Ilfracombe. Three of us, Maggie, Gill Jones and I will be showing recent and new works. I am displaying some of these on my instagram page. Do have a look.
The showcase of new works at the Jill Rousseau Gallery at 2 Cooper Street, Bideford, EX39 2DA, was very successful with good sales.
The Teaching classes in Bratton Fleming are ongoing, on Monday afternoons, starting again in October for 8 weeks. There are some places available so if you would like to join us, do get in contact with me, please let me know; details below.
Last year we looked at mark making with abstraction in mind and had fun with inks etc. Since Christmas, we have been looking at Kandinsky and colour psychology, and now we are having fun with collaging.
In May 2018, I attended another course at the Newlyn Art School in Cornwall, where we looked at the work of Patrick Heron. This course let by the artist Gareth Edwards was very enjoyable and I recommend courses at this venue.
A recent 'Painting Without Brushes' workshop at the Pilton Arts Group in Barnstaple was very successful with some wonderful loose works by the participants. Here are some comments from a previous workshop.
"Thank you again for an inspiring morning, I wish I could have been there for the afternoon too."
"This just a note to say thank you for an enjoyable day.You put in such a lot of thought into the day and the sheer workload of preparation was huge, so I wanted to say how much it was appreciated both by me and my partner, who doesn’t paint and remarked how very kind and encouraging you were towards her and her efforts."
"I enjoyed the day very much, thank you."
I am available for workshops using my specialties in oils and acrylics. Just get in touch.
Thanks for your kind comments on my website, please let me know if there is anything more that you are interested in.
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