JAMARTLONDON - jenny (jennifer) meehan
About Jenny Meehan
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"We must try to step aside from the confusion of schools, movements, and current fads, and attempt to see the whole story of art as a meaningful effort of mankind...Art is a product of evolution - not often a result of revolution - a product of meaningful insights accumulated by artists over thousands of years. Fortunately, these insights cannot be easily erased; they continue to endure and they eventually modify and absorb the useful products of revolution"
From "The Meaning of Abstraction" by Nathan Cabot Hale.
"After a BTEC course in Art and Design, I studied at Hillcroft Women's College in Surbiton. My interest in Literature and History of Art led me forwards to Kingston University for a BA Hons Degree in Literature. A Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Roehampton University led to a career in teaching for several years.
From 2010, I continued my professional training over a period of six years through the short course programme at West Dean College, near Chichester and through local adult education provision.
I prefer a process led approach, and while the art I create is informed by my research activities, my outlook on life, and personal experiences, it is the formal qualities and what I perceive as the presence or poetry of the work itself which I am most concerned with. My visual art is intimately connected with my writing and poetry, and the relationship between these two strands of my creativity is a lively and interesting one."
Jenny is particularly interested in the relationships between creativity, spirituality and health and wellbeing, and uses both Christian contemplative practices and participation in regular psychoanalysis to inform the direction and development of her artistic practice. Her artist's blog on Wordpress.com is " Jenny Meehan Artist's Journal - The Artist's Meandering Discourse."
"Working with abstract elements of art: line, shape-form-mass, pattern, scale-proportion-space, analysis-dissection, lightness-darkness and colour, is a joyful task, with endless opportunities to explore and experiment. Over the last three years, I've been fortunate enough to develop my painting which has moved from the representational/figurative into the more imaginative/suggestive realm, but I am quite sure that the only reason for this is that I have "fallen in love" with the materials I use to such an extent that it no longer feels like what I paint needs to be a central focus. "
Jenny exhibits her work mainly in the United Kingdom. See the exhibition history via the Exhibitions tab.
She is interested in spiritual formation, psychoanalysis, trauma recovery, and contemplative practices. Jenny's artworking is bound up in Christ centred spirituality which informs her everyday life.
KAOS OPEN STUDIOS 9th/10th and 16th/17th June 2018 is now OVER!
But there is always next year!
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