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Jenny Brock – Artist

BAS Spring 2018 Brochure

I have been featured in Bath Artists’ Studios Spring 2018 brochure, on pages 1-2 and 13. Here is a direct link to read the entire brochure:

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/59608169/bas-spring-brochure-18-online

Here are the screen-grabs:

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brochure page 13

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Posters For Exhibition

The posters I recently designed for my upcoming exhibition have arrived:

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I always use Vistaprint to make business cards and other marketing material, as I find it to be easy to use with lots of creative freedom, and very prompt at arriving. Highly recommend!

Artwork For Sale At Hiding Space, Bath

Just a little update to say that a selection of my original paintings are on display and for sale at the brand new Hiding Space apartments in Bath city centre. They will be staying there for at least a year.

Here is a link to their website: http://www.hidingspace.co.uk/

The originals currently on site are Chance (triptych), Autumn Fire, New Romantic #1, New Romantic #2, Beach and Distant Shore:

Upcoming Solo Exhibition: “Landscapes of Imagination”

Just an advance note to say that I am currently working hard, planning and preparing my first solo exhibition, “Landscapes of Imagination”. I will be displaying a large selection of paintings which bridge the gap between abstraction and realism, offering glimpses into ambiguous, half-imagined worlds and landscapes.

All work will be available to buy as originals, or as various sized prints. An order form will also be available. Prices will include commission if purchased at the gallery.

  • Roper Gallery, Bath Artists’ Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Bath BA1 3AJ. (Opposite Victoria Park, look out for the ‘Bath Artists’ Studios’ sign and follow the lane around the corner. The entrance to Roper Gallery is diagonally across the yard.)

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  • Private view: 8th March 2018, 6 – 8pm (invitations only)
  • Open to public: 9th – 27th March 2018, 12 – 5pm daily

I will be at the gallery invigilating on most days. Otherwise a member of staff will be on site to grant access.

Studio Space Solutions

I, like many recently-graduated artists, have found myself puzzled by the issue of finding a studio space. They tend to be very expensive to rent and, if you do not have a reliable income, can be a risky purchase. And then there is the logistical problem of transporting canvases and painting materials to and from your studio space on public transport, which can be heavy and cumbersome, especially if you tend to work big.

Thankfully, I have managed to find a solution for myself, which may be useful for others to know, if you find yourself in a similar situation…

  • Find a spare bit of floor in your house. Obviously the size of your work will have to depend on the space available.
  • Protect said bit of floor with a waterproof tarpaulin, so that you don’t have to worry about any stray splashes of paint.
  • Now for the key part: a drip tray! Prices for these will vary depending on the size you want, but they are a great investment because you can paint on top of them and never have to clean them, as the paint and water simply gathers and dries in the bottom of the tray. This one is over a metre square, and means that I can use pouring and dripping techniques on large canvases without worrying about anything spilling onto the carpet. (Very important, as I am in a rented house and clean-ups are expensive!)
  • I also happened to have a spare table, which is handy for keeping paints on, or for doing detailed work.

This is the finished result: a bit makeshift but certainly functional 🙂

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I have already worked on two new canvases, and am hopeful that this new setup will enable me to create lots more work for my solo exhibition in March (more on that later…!)

“Open Art” Virtual Exhibition Video

The website for the first “Open Art” exhibition, in which I recently took part, is now up and running! This includes a YouTube video tour of both the real and virtual parts of the gallery:

http://curat10n.com/2017/10/24/2220/

I have been invited to take part in the next one, which is going to be even bigger, so watch this space…

New Endeavours

Just another update about work, to say I have now completed my studio work with Jeremy Gardiner; I helped with about a hundred watercolour pictures, and learned a lot in the process. He now has to spend time focusing on his panel paintings for the foreseeable future.

My focus will now be doing a combination of writing and illustration work for a book, as well as making some new canvases for my exhibition next Easter.

I will be installing a small selection of paintings in the new apartments in Bath city centre, at the start of next month. Here is their website: http://www.hidingspace.co.uk/

Events on the Horizon…

As I predicted in my last post, things have been a bit quiet of the website front recently, while I have been busy with my studio job! (Which is going very well; I have nearly completed work on approximately one hundred pictures, and am just about to move on to another eighty…)

Just wanted to check in to mention a couple of events on the horizon:

Firstly, from next month, a selection of my original paintings will be on display and for sale at a brand new apartment building in Bath City Centre.

And secondly, I have been offered a residency and solo exhibition at Bath Artists’ Studios, which will be happening for two or three weeks around Easter 2018, so watch this space for more info… Here is a link to their website: http://bathartistsstudios.actuk.net/

Open Art Exhib. Update!

Hello everyone, just a quick update about the Open Art exhibition I’m involved with, at Cass Art Islington:

The curator has very generously asked me if I would like to display one or two of my paintings “in the flesh”, as it were, on the actual gallery walls! This is an honour, as most work is being displayed in the virtual gallery space.

As a result, I will be dropping off two paintings this Saturday 9th September, and collecting them when I attend the private view of Jeremy Gardiner’s upcoming “Drawn to the Coast” exhibition at Paisnel Gallery: https://www.jeremygardiner.co.uk/2017/09/04/drawn-to-the-coast-exhibition-at-paisnel-gallery-london-4-to-20-october-2017/

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