7 Esplanade Terrace EH15 2ES
Jenny’s recent drawings and prints respond to unseen or overlooked parts of her daily life in Portobello and Leith; quirky shop fronts, the patterns in buildings and the landscape. This new work is displayed in her new garden studio, and links in to this year’s Artwalk theme of Landmarks.
Jenny is inspired by colour and pattern and loves finding quirky corners of places or things to draw. While she is interested in people, they rarely feature in her work; instead she likes to imply a human presence through the things people make, own or leave behind – buildings, objects, clothing – a trace of a life, rather than an explicit portrait. Her recent work explores the routes she travels frequently between Leith, Portobello and Musselburgh, looking at the overlooked and unseen places and trying to draw a portrait of the place and the people who live there. She gathers lots of drawings in her sketchbooks, and these will be on show in her garden studio, along with her work.