Jenny Harris

Biography

I paint mainly in watercolour, often including other media such as pen and ink, pastel 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 also 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 and one of my linocuts - Little Egret by Moonlight on the River Mole - was a winner in the recent POL printmaking competition. Last year I was delighted to have had another of my linocuts (A Snowy Evening) selected for the TALP exhibition at Patchings. I also won of one of The Artist’s 90th Anniversary painting challenges, and have twice been a finalist in the ‘Sketch for Survival’ campaign. I regularly exhibit and sell at my local art club exhibitions for which I am exhibition organiser. Other interests include gardening and agility training with my collie dog.