Jenny Meehan Artworking Surrey/South West London
My creative work centres on the use of digital imagery, painting, drawing and the written word. I take a primarily process-led approach to my personal work, acting in response to the materials I am working with. It is a spirit and emotion led practice which I often describe as an articulation of fragmentary experience. This expresses the core of my art-working well, as all I create is autobiographically rooted and expressionistic. It acts as a kind of "re-membering"; a way of bringing things together, and making sense of life.
My vision for my work centres around the constant need and desire to push creative boundaries and to experiment with and explore the media available to me. I also aim to create artwork which connects, and connects with people on many levels, primarily visually, but also in respect to expressed ideas and interpretations.
My intention is that what I create reflects my values and interests in an inclusive way and opens up ways for creating meaningful dialogue in terms of a shared, visually centred experience. We can meet in the playful joy of creative expression, finding in our responses to shape, colour, pattern, form, mark making, and all the other vital ingredients of visual art, the common ground of our sometimes frail, and sometimes strong humanity. This is the centre of my work and its driving force.
Please do contact me if you have any enquiries. I am happy to arrange studio visits and hold regular Open Studios. Digital images of my paintings are quick and easy to license through DACS (see end of page for more details).
I am a qualified teacher (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) with experience in teaching both children and adults.
I am a member of Kingston Artists' Open Studios, Surrey Artists' Open Studios, Guildford Arts, Kingston Arts, and St Paul's Church of England Church in Hook, Surrey. I am interested in spiritual formation and artworking in relation to emotional and psychological wellbeing. Currently I am investing my time into painting, training in the art of spiritual direction, (spiritual mentoring/guidance) and discovering the contemplative way of life. My artworking is bound up in Christ centred spirituality which informs my everyday life, and is an integral part of my own recovery journey.
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