This is Jenny’s studio wall in March. She has been experimenting with painted paper collages using still life drawings done thirty years ago as source material. John’s pots have made an appearance too.
Jenny has made a new film about her life and work with her filmmaker son, Alex J. Wright, this year. You can find it on the Home page.
It is called Keeping an Eye Open and contains footage of her working in her studio and on location. She talks about her influences, her sources of inspiration, some of her unique mixed media methods and her thoughts on the joys and trials of being a painter.
Jenny was the guest of the three Grumpy Old Women, Kate Robbins, Jenny Eclair and Susie Blake, who were performing at De Montfort Hall in Leicester recently. Susie Blake is a collector and bought her first Grevatte in 1975! She kindly invited Jenny and John to the show with drinks in the dressing room afterwards.
Jenny’s solo show which opened on Saturday March 21st 2015 at the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham was almost a sell out!
Below is a photo of Jenny holding her recent twenty-five-foot-long drawing of a hedge. Sections of it are now being sold at Goldmark.
Jenny had a very successful first solo show at the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham and over half her exhibited paintings were sold. Her themes included trees, still life, the sea, sunbathers, heads and crowds. Some of the remaining work, together with several new pieces, can be seen at the gallery. Visit www.goldmarkart.com for information and to sign up for their newsletter.
The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, purchased these two paintings for their permanent collection following her residency and exhibition there in 2010, “A Painter’s Progress”.
Jenny had a two venue exhibition in Leicester, her home city, entitled “A Painter’s Progress’’ at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and at the Attenborough Arts Centre (previously Embrace Arts) at Leicester University.
The exhibition at New Walk Museum featured a body of work made by Jenny in response to paintings in its permanent collection and completed during her 18 month residency there 2008/10.
It included pieces inspired by several different artists including Peter Doig, Harold Gilman, Kathe Kollwitz and Evelyn Williams. The works of the four artists listed were also on show.
The studies and working sketches were on display as if on the wall of her studio , alongside 18 of her finished pieces.
At the Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester University, there was a retrospective exhibition showing her development as an artist over 35 years. Works were borrowed back from public and private collections, including a collection of celebratory cards sent to friends and family over the years.
A film, "A Painter's Progress", was made especially for the exhibition by Alex J. Wright, Jenny’s son.
“In my opinion this is some of the most inspiring artwork exhibited in Leicester for quite some time. Jenny Grevatte is always in complete control of her materials, with stunning results.” – Leslie GoodwinArt Critic of the Leicester Mercury July 29th 2010