Venue 25

Jenny Martin

OPEN: 4/5 & 11/12 SEPTEMBER

7 Esplanade Terrace
Disabled access through back lane Joppa Park

Bright ceramics, patterned tablecloths, sculptural plants are inspiration for Jenny’s recent prints and paintings. Finding new ways of working due to the pandemic, she is showing in her garden and studio, work based on her immediate environment: her house and garden and the local landscape.

Jenny has always been inspired by things others create – wall paintings in Pompeii, church interiors, the colourful facades on markets stalls in India or shop fronts in Leith. For her, these expressions of creativity – the use of colour, typography, juxtapositions of paint with windows, point to a human desire to make their mark on the world around them. This year, due to the pandemic, she has turned her gaze inwards to the things in her own home which have been created by others – jugs, pots, fabric – and found there is a wealth of colour and pattern to explore. Being unable to visit Edinburgh Printmakers to make large screen-prints, she has adapted her home studio to make lino prints and then used these as inspiration for mixed media paintings. These paintings and prints will be on show both in her garden studio and house if restrictions allow.


University of Edinburgh, MA (Hons) Fine Art 1991 – 1996
Edinburgh College of Art, MFA Postgraduate (Painting) 1996 – 1998

Recent Exhibitions & Awards:
Visual Artist Creative Bursary – Creative Scotland 2021
Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition RSA Edinburgh
1999 – 2000, 2006, 2011-2020
Artwalk Porty 2015-2019
Visual Art Scotland Edinburgh 2005 – 2018
Royal Glasgow Institute, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
2006, 2011, 2012, 2016 - 2018
Royal Academy Annual Exhibition Royal Academy London
2000, 2004, 2005, 2017
'Finds' Hidden Door 2016
Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours RSA Edinburgh 1995 – 2015







opening times:
sats - 10am-6pm
suns - 11am-5pm


Studio includes some outdoor aspect

Studio open By Appointment Mon-Fri 6th-10th Sept