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Jo Jenkins

Jo Jenkins

Jo Jenkins
Jo Jenkins
Jo Jenkins
Jo Jenkins

My paintings are a response to places I have visited and images I remember, whether it be from walking in the Lake District, the Himalayas or New Zealand. I am always affected by the sense of space and openness, but also often by man’s imprint upon the landscape and by his need to organise it.

I am interested in colour, mood and the general impression of a situation. The marks and surfaces in the environment provide me with information to use as a starting point. I work intuitively; some paintings contain strong figurative references whilst others are abstract.

I never know what the outcome will be and layer paint and rework surfaces; this often seems wasteful but it is from this process that my paintings develop. I turn the paintings regularly and need to feel that the balance is right for me at each orientation. Working on a number of pieces simultaneously I aim to respond with a spontaneity which is rich and refreshing.

On canvas I build up the surfaces with gesso before I start to paint but still find the immediacy of watercolour on paper both suggestive and exciting.

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Jo Jenkins

Jo Jenkins
Jo Jenkins
Jo Jenkins
Jo Jenkins

My paintings are a response to places I have visited and images I remember, whether it be from walking in the Lake District, the Himalayas or New Zealand. I am always affected by the sense of space and openness, but also often by man’s imprint upon the landscape and by his need to organise it.

I am interested in colour, mood and the general impression of a situation. The marks and surfaces in the environment provide me with information to use as a starting point. I work intuitively; some paintings contain strong figurative references whilst others are abstract.

I never know what the outcome will be and layer paint and rework surfaces; this often seems wasteful but it is from this process that my paintings develop. I turn the paintings regularly and need to feel that the balance is right for me at each orientation. Working on a number of pieces simultaneously I aim to respond with a spontaneity which is rich and refreshing.

On canvas I build up the surfaces with gesso before I start to paint but still find the immediacy of watercolour on paper both suggestive and exciting.

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Gallery 54 – The Premier Art Gallery in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

A fine collection of contemporary abstract art set within a 17th Century listed building.

Gallery 54 is accessible to everyone who enjoys viewing paintings, ceramics and glassware.

The 17th century building has been sympathetically restored to revitalise the quality and solidity of its natural building materials. Fusing original features with clean-lined contemporary design, Gallery 54 provides a space with an understated elegance and quirky appeal.

The exhibition space consists of two discrete floors balanced and accessed by an open stairwell gallery. The stairwell creates an open house ambience and displays artworks in a homely situ.

The strength of Gallery 54 lies in the calibre and integrity of the collected art. The viewing experience is energised by the juxtaposition of old and new. Contemporary abstract art backs on to the inherited architecture, off-setting modernity with sculptural period charm.

Gallery 54 currently exhibits work from over 20 artists. Some garnered from rich local talent, whilst others are national and international artists. Although the works lean towards, or securely belong in the abstract/modern genre, this does not limit their diversity.

All the artists share a keen aesthetic sense, absorption in interrelations of space, form and colour and evident joy in the suggestive ambiguity of abstract art.

Current artists include Alison MacGregor Grimley, Daniel Calderwood, Jo Jenkins, Mary Rose Young, Stuart Ellis, Amanda Hemmer, Duncan Johnson, Joanna Mayne, Rachel Sudworth, Zoe Taylor, Annica Neumuller, Fausta Scarano, John Maxwell Steele, Stephen Rippington, Celia Johnson, Isobel Mitchell, Maria Pierides and Steve Payter

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Ross-on-Wye
HR9 5HH

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Jo Jenkins