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Jenny Grevatte

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1. Distant View of Pienza, 2014, 61.0 x 91.5 cm

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Jenny Grevatte I first met Jenny over thirty years ago

draws the eye like an archaeologist,

when I moved in next door to her. Our

reading layers and layers of surface and

neighbour on the other side told me,

image. The desire to run fingers over the

‘That Jenny, she’s an artist. But I prefer

surface is almost irresistible. The direc-

the pictures you can buy in Boots.’ Me,

tion of the light, the placing of objects

I preferred Jenny’s – and have continued

or the angled arrangements of land-

to do so. The first views of the back gar-

scapes and buildings, the odd perspec-

dens and the early still life paintings form

tives, and above all the colours make

so much a part of my visual memory of

her work unique, rich and magical.

that time that I can still open some of my cupboards and be surprised that I

The recent re-emergence of still life work

don’t actually own some of those jugs

(those jugs again) is equally intriguing.

myself.

Rows of artefacts which the viewer sees as if through a rain streaked window, the

I have followed Jenny’s work through its

sense that the vases and jugs are both

many transformations. I have loved the

solid but ephemeral is typical of Jenny’s

big colour of the Cornish, Italian and Suf-

art. In her most recent work the influence

folk land- and seascapes and interiors,

of Italy is again apparent, the landscapes

the moodiness of the trees across the

and the trees dominate with their cus-

seasons – and then, wow! – the figures,

tomary asymmetry and some subtler

especially the sunbathers who exude

colour tones are creeping in.

such warmth and humour. Some new subject matter in the figures Jenny’s multimedia style is a delight for

and their shadows from whom you can

a viewer, the stratigraphy of the paintings

feel with warmth of the sun, the end of


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the academic in me! Even larger in scale and most adventurous yet is her six metre drawing of a winter hedge. Gone are the days when we could barter a hand knitted jumper for a Jenny picture, or pay in weekly instalments from our family allowances as one friend did! Many galleries are offering her shows but she has chosen only to work with the Goldmark Gallery, knowing they will allow her freedom to develop further. season sunowers with the tones of

Under their guidance, in Spring 2017,

coming autumn and the medieval

she has accepted an invitation to exhibit

hunters in the biting snow and then

at the new prestigious contemporary art

suddenly, those amazing bookshelves.

gallery currently being built here at

Why do I love this one so much? It is

Leicester University, the Attenborough

different but it is so much Jenny, it made

Arts Centre, which will allow her to do

me smile with astonishment and pleas-

more large scale work and open up her

ure when I saw it, it obviously speaks to

work to new audiences.

Dr. Mary Harlow Senior Lecturer in Ancient History University of Leicester

All works are mixed media, produced between 2012 and 2015

2. My Fantasy Bookshelf, 2015, 90.0 x 150.0 cm


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3. The Green Fence, 2014, 81.0 x 111.5 cm

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4. Memories of Bluebells, 2014, 61.0 x 92.0 cm


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5. Trulli Houses in Puglia, 2014, 61.0 x 92.0 cm


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6. Fishermen's Huts, Southwold, 2014, 61.5 x 91.5 cm

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7. Backs of Huts, Southwold, 2014, 51.0 x 122.5 cm


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8. Tree Canopies, 2013, 44.0 x 45.5 cm


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9. Trencrom Woods, Cornwall, 2014, 61.0 x 91.0 cm


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10. Group of Colourful Trees, 2014, 62.0 x 91.0 cm


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11. Cork Forest in the Morning Sun, 2014, 61.0 x 91.5 cm


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12. Homage to Bruegel, 2015, 61.0 x 80.5 cm

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13. Water's Edge, 2014, 61.0 x 91.0 cm


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14. Tuscan Rooftops, 2014, 46.0 x 123.0 cm


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15. Shadows at Noon, Multipulciano, 2014, 78.5 x 91.5 cm


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16. Frieze of Old Sewing Machines, 2014, 80.0 x 111.0 cm


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17. Field of Sunowers, October, 2014, 90.5 x 123.0 cm


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18. Last of the Sunowers, 2014, 63.0 x 51.0 cm


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19. Late Sunowers, Tuscany, 2014, 90.5 x 123.0 cm

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20. Evening Sun, Tuscan Hills, 2014, 60.0 x 91.0 cm


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21. Trulli Houses in a Row, 2014, 40.5 x 91.5 cm


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22. Rooks Circling the Nest, 2014, 90,5 x 123.0 cm


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23. Rooks Nesting, 2012, 45.0 x 43.0 cm


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24. The Brook in January, 2013, 79.0 x 109.5 cm


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25. Swimming to Shore, 2013, 79.0 x 54.5 cm


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26. Against the Tide, 2013, 54.5 x 79.0 cm

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27. Venetian Glass, 2013, 51.5 x 72.0 cm


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28. Treasures from Egypt, 2013, 61.0 x 92.0 cm


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All works are mixed media, produced between 2012 and 2015

29. After 'The Cholmondeley Ladies', 2014, 61.5 x 91.0 cm


30. Crystal Waters, Greek Harbour, 2014, 91.5 x 61.0 cm

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Jenny Grevatte - Recent Work 2015  

Catalogue for Jenny Grevatte's new exhibition at Goldmark Gallery in March 2015

Jenny Grevatte - Recent Work 2015  

Catalogue for Jenny Grevatte's new exhibition at Goldmark Gallery in March 2015