Jenny Storey



Jenny Storey Watercolours:

As well as teaching others to enjoy developing their own skills, Jenny paints predominantly in watercolour as the vibrancy and transparency of the medium always excites her and provides a stimulating challenge. Much of her inspiration is drawn from plants and nature because of the way intricate shapes and patterns interact with each other.

Jenny paints predominantly in watercolour as the vibrancy and transparency of the medium always excites her. Much of her inspiration is drawn from plants and nature because of the way the intricate shapes and patterns interact with each other.

Challenges arise when exploring complex negative spaces which are increasingly the starting point for most of her ideas.

Wet in wet methods are used in a controlled manner which relies on dropping colours into an already wet wash to create a gradation of pigment which bursts into existence on the paper. Colours are mixed on the paper more often than on the palette in an attempt to retain freshness and spontaneity.

Since 1990 Jenny has contributed articles to 'Artist and Illustrator', 'The Artist', 'Leisure Painter' and 'Paint' together with various craft magazines as well as appearing on a Granada TV production. Work has been exhibited at various local and national exhibitions since 2000 and is in private collections in UK as well as overseas. Jenny is a professional associate of SAA.(Society for all Artists) and a full member of East Riding Artists.

Each painting takes a considerable time to complete as they are built up rather like a mosaic where all the pieces interact with each other as it is this interaction of shapes, spaces and colours which excites her.