OPEN: Both weekends
7 Esplanade Terrace
tel 07717 358722
New paintings and screenprints responding to the Artwalk theme of ‘Pleasure Ground’, focussing on seaside pastimes, the beach and the ever-changing face of Portobello and the surrounding coastline.
Jenny Martin is a Scottish artist who works in painting and printmaking, winning awards in both media. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK, has work in public and private collections and is a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland. She studied MA (Hons) Fine Art at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art and then a Postgraduate MFA at Edinburgh College of Art. She teaches at Leith School of Art.
Jenny works in both painting and print; work done in each discipline informs that done in the other medium. Her prints are known for their painterly quality, with many layers built up to create pieces which are almost like paintings; in turn, the themes explored through the prints get absorbed into paintings, with the rich colours and compositions inspired by the prints. In each, drawing plays a central role.
Her work explores themes of what our culture values, what we treasure, what we venerate or hold dear, and what we might overlook. Objects and architecture are often the subject of her work, focussing on collections of objects, overlooked corners of our environment and museums being particular themes that are revisited again and again.
For the Artwalk, Jenny will be returning to her theme of documenting the seaside nature of Portobello.
Sat 1st Sept, 11am - Artist Talk + screen printing demonstration