Oil Paintings as well as Pen and Ink and Carbon Pencil Drawings by Jenny Joice


The Art of Nature in and around The Wye Valley

It’s been a while since I last exhibited. I decided some years ago take a break from exhibiting and to invest time in developing my oil painting and pen & ink skills. I took the opportunity to learn more about the amazing wealth of arboreal species that can be found here in the West Country and South Wales, namely : the Forest of Dean and especially along the Wye Valley; Westonbirt Arboretum and Wentwood Forest right on my doorstep. 

Experimenting with the portrayal of textures, tones and contours of the various woodland species has proved a significant and interesting learning curve. I am really excited to now have the opportunity to show some of my new work incorporating my explorations in both new technique and subject. The shows are entitled ‘The Art of Nature’.  I am staggered by the extent to which nature seems to have its own voice and conveys just how it choses to express itself. I have only to let it speak it’s own integrity. Indeed, less mine, ……more NATURE’S art which must speak, so long as I don’t get in the way! 

Exhibitions planned are:

1st to 31st May ~ 2018

The entrance to Shire Hall, Monmouth,……….especially noting the Wye Valley area of Outstanding Natural Beauty festival,  especially focussing this year on trees in the area, the weekend of the 12th May.

25th June to 1st July ~ 2018

The Signal Box, Tintern Old Station

These works convey a glimpse of these studies along with particularly expressive and dynamic pen and ink drawings that include gold leaf and sepia tones. I am also including a feel for the amazing atmospheric conditions along the Wye: the early morning sea mists rolling down the Severn Estuary and the intense autumnal hues.

During my residential show at Tintern Railway Signal Box the last week of June, I will also provide demonstrations and guidance regarding painting and drawing with nature.    

To find out more about these exhibitions and demonstrations please drop me a message HERE

I really look forward to seeing you.