JAMARTLONDON - jenny (jennifer) meehan
“At the still point, there the dance is.”
—T. S. Eliot, “Four Quartets”
Above, "The Gift of Orange/Where the Still Point is"
“If I were called on to define briefly the word 'art,'
I should call it the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature,
seen through the veil of the soul.”
— Paul Cézanne
Welcome to "jamartlondon"
personal website of East Surrey/South West London based Painter-Poet-Artist-Author
Jenny (Jennifer) Meehan.
Jenny Meehan is based in East Surrey/South West London, UK. The jamartlondon website gives you an introduction to her art working. For a more extensive online publication of her creative project follow her activities in more detail through the "Jenny Meehan Artist's Journal - The Artist's Meandering Discourses - Poetry - Painting - Spirituality" on Wordpress.com.
Jenny thrives on experimentation and innovation. Her highly personal style invites the viewer to embark on their own visual journey, opening up their senses to the interplay of light, colour, texture, movement and stillness.
This website serves primarily to show some examples of non-objective/abstract paintings and digital imagery by Surrey/South West London based fine artist Jenny (Jennifer) Meehan.
My artistic practice has several strands.
If you are interested in digital prints, take a look at the selection of imagery available as prints on Redbubble.com by following the link below:
"Crossing Over, Letting Go and Entering the World of the Other" by Jenny Meehan
54x44cm external frame. Acrylic on Hardboard. Sealed with a protective layer of acrylic varnish. Light natural wood frame.
Come and meet me this year at the Kingston Artists' Open Studios!
KAOS OPEN STUDIOS 10th/11th and 17th/18th June 2017
Our 7th Open Studios Event will feature over 80 artists in studios across Kingston.
Jenny (Jennifer) Meehan
Artworking Surrey/South West London
Using digital imagery, painting, drawing and writing, I take a primarily process-led approach, 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 interest in spirituality and mindfulness mean that I view my art work as a type of contemplative tool, which hopefully enables the viewer to connect with their own emotional life and experiences and gives space in a busy world for imagination and connection. Working with abstraction provides an opportunity for openness, allowing the viewer to determine their own path into my work, and this is coloured by their own experience and memory, unique to them.
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 numerous, and it is quick and easy to obtain a license for use through DACS (see end of page for more details).
I am a qualified teacher (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) with a BA Hons in Literature. I have experience in teaching both children and adults. My current foci are aesthetic education, the development of practical art making skills, (painting and drawing) facilitating visual and written expression/communication skills, and assisting people in finding a personal voice/personal creative direction. I periodically hold various types of training and creative workshops, and offer individual tuition subject to other commitments.
I am a member of Kingston 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, ongoing 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 life journey.
Contact me through the contact form on this website.
© Jenny Meehan. All Rights Reserved, DACS To license images of artwork, contact me via the contact form on this website please.
Jenny Meehan is an established artist who has been exhibiting for over ten years, mostly in the UK. Notable exhibitions include, most recently being selected for the Imagined Worlds touring exhibition of artworks inspired by the poem ‘Kubla Khan’ and inclusion in “Building Bridges, the Female Perspective" at Tower Bridge Victorian Engine Rooms in 2016. Jenny has been a keen supporter of various charity art exhibitions over the years including the National Brain Appeals " A Letter in Mind" at Gallery@oxo, South Bank, London and the "Anatomy for Life" Exhibition for Brighton Sussex University Hospitals Trust in 2015
Selected by a wide range of judges in open submission exhibitions, her work appeals to the aesthetic and emotional discernment of many, and has been displayed in many prestigious galleries. These include the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, in 2015, as part of their Open Exhibition, and the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex, as part of the Pallant House Gallery/St Wilfrid's Hospice Open Art Exhibition in 2010.
Jenny Meehan's work has been included in several academic projects and and publications including "Speaking Out - Women Recovering from the Trauma of Violence" by Nicole Fayard in 2014 and the ongoing "Recovery" Exhibition project - Institute Of Mental Health/City Arts, Nottingham University, also in 2014. While her romantic, lyrical, expressionistic, abstract paintings offer a contemplative space free from cares and concerns, other strands of her practice engage with subjects ranging from violence, trauma recovery, psychoanalysis, and mental health.
Jenny Meehan - Licensable Images - Quick and Easy to License
Copyright for all works of art by Jenny Meehan is managed by the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) in the UK. If you wish to obtain a license to use a work of art by Jenny Meehan, please contact Jenny Meehan in the first instance to clarify your requirements.
This is quick and easy for both parties and is organised through the Design and Artist Copyright Society.
If you use their online form and attach the low resolution image of my artwork which you have found on the internet, they will know which image you seek permission for.
If you need any further clarification, the DACS website is clear and very helpful indeed, and they would be happy to help you.
Design and Artist Copyright Society
33 Old Bethnal Green Road
London E2 6AA
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7336 8811
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7336 8822
Offices are open 0930 – 1700 Monday through Friday.
March and April Update
Due to recent knee replacement surgery I'm having a short sabbatical from painting and I've been working on some writing. Take a look at "The Very Patient Knee Replacement Story" on my Wordpress Artist's Journal.
Come and meet me this year at the Kingston Artists' Open Studios!
KAOS OPEN STUDIOS 10th/11th and 17th/18th June 2017 11 - 5pm at Studio KAOS 2 , 14 Liverpool Road Kingston KT2 7SZ
It’s no time at all! So pop this in your diary and make yourself a nice day out. Walk by the river in Kingston, Stroll in the park, walk along the studio trail, pop into a little cafe! Meet KAOS (we are a lovely bunch of creatives) and take a look at what we love investing ourselves into! And if you are someone who does collect art, be it just a few pieces or many, make a good choice and visit the artists direct…You can talk with us and find out more about the work in a way that you wouldn’t be able to do in a different context.
There are 90 artists showing work in total. I am showing at KAOS 2, along with 8 other artists:
Sandra Beccarelli, Cressida Borrett, Lizzie Brewer, Caroline Calascione, Ikuko Danby, Bali Edwards, Yuka Maeda, and Anna Tikhomirova! See you there!