Jenny Harris

Biography

I paint mainly in watercolour, sometimes including other media such as pastel, pen and ink or collage. My main interest is in colour and design and most of my work is quite stylised and often illustrative. I enjoy experimenting with acrylic inks, particularly using cling film to create texture, and painting on a gesso base. I like all forms of printing and have recently been producing more linocuts. I paint a wide range of subjects, but draw most of my inspiration from the world of nature. My painting Feeling Blue was a winner of the Jean Haines Beat the Blues painting challenge in 2015 and my linocut Snow on the Hills won the 2017 (Artist category) Charity Christmas Greetings competition. Another linocut - Little Egret by Moonlight on the River Mole - was a winner in the recent POL printmaking competition. I also regularly exhibit and sell at my local art club exhibitions. Other interests include gardening and agility training with my collie dog.