Born 1967, Catterick, Yorkshire.

I began to paint in 2010 during a spell of living in Amsterdam. Spurred on by the dark, quiet beauty of a Dutch winter, I was strongly influenced by the brooding mood of Rembrandt's work.

 

I have lived in many places, owing to my father’s career as a Surgeon in the British Army.  Perhaps as a result the focus of my work is diverse.  I enjoy producing both representational and abstract work. I bounce around from painting landscape en plein air, to painting a bull in my studio in London.  I am particularly drawn to the natural world, the great outdoors.  Wherever I have lived, be it Hong Kong, Singapore, Cyprus, Germany, France, the Netherlands or the UK, I have always felt the pull of nature, and enjoy the opportunity to observe.

 

In both my abstract and representational work, I like to investigate the dynamics of what is in front of me – the shapes, the light, the negative spaces - and then manipulate it, whether it is through form or colour.

 

I vary my media from acrylic and oil paints, to charcoal, pastels and printmaking.

 

I live and work in London and Dorset, UK.

I am represented by:

Osborne Studio Gallery

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British Art Portfolio

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Atherton Green Art

athertongreen.art

© 2017 by Jessica Gale​