Artist Jennifer Arnold

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Jennifer has always enjoyed drawing or painting subjects that are of interest to her, in whatever medium feels right for the subject, whether it be pencil, charcoal, oils, pastel or mixed media.
She completed a Diploma course in art and design in 1985 at Sir John Cass School of Art in London, where freedom of expression and use of multi media was encouraged.  Here she felt released from a constraint to laboriously represent a subject and began using bright colours to paint abstract or figurative work with expressive colours which evoked a childhood spent in Africa.  Since then she has developed a much looser style, using bright colours to describe a subject without sticking too rigidly to reality.
Since attending art college she has been on several landscape painting courses in the UK and abroad.  During this time she took to using pastels as they travel well and make it possible to work quickly in the changing light.
Jennifer works mainly on site to catch the character of the landscape or townscape, but also works from sketches done on site supported by a photograph to produce a more sustained piece of work.  She likes using charcoal for depicting animals or the human form as she can work very quickly - very useful for studies of animals!  Again she also uses photos of her cats to do more sustained portraits and will consider commissions for pet portraits.
She has painted for several years on a semi-professional basis, exhibiting regularly.  She has held solo exhibitions in various parts of London, which resulted in sales to collectors in the UK and abroad.  More recently she has become a member of the Croydon Art Society on the outskirts of London and exhibited in their group shows.
Jennifer was employed during the 1980's as a craftworker, making commissioned stained glass and [...]

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