Jenny gained a BA Joint Honours in Art & Art History in 1997 from UCW Aberystwyth. She was voted Derbyshire Artist of the Year in 2008 and was a finalist in the Artist Magazine Awards in 2006. Her work is in many private and public collections including Sarah Willingham (BBC TV presenter), Manor Quarry Ltd, Quadralene Ltd, Helms Briscoe UK, and Featherstone & Leach....
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Although I live in Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District, the sea is in my blood and my current distance from the coast is temporary. The coast remains the primary inspiration for my painting. I want to tell a story and achieve a full sense of a place. Each piece is born from my strong visual and emotional memories, where my associated thoughts are as integral to the painting’s creation as the shapes, colours and light. I work in oils, both in the studio and direct from the landscape.
Solo & Group Exhibitions
Derby Cathedral gallery solo Hidden Derbyshire June 2012
Scotland Art, Edinburgh Female Scottish Artists Oct 2011
Woodbine Contemporary Art, Landscapes Dec 2010
Scotland Art, Edinburgh Modern Landscapes May 2010
Woodbine Contemporary Arts, Rutland A Scottish Collection Feb 2010
The Mulberry Tree, Land & Sea 2009
Scotland Art, Edinburgh, New Gallery Artists 2009
Gallery S, Matlock, solo Derbyshire Artist of the Year 2008
The Ridgeway Gallery, solo Landscapes 2008
Derby Cathedral Gallery, solo Light on the Land 2007
LICC gallery, London, solo exhibition 2000
Jenny Aitken original art for sale