Jenny Lock

Born in Kingston, Surrey, I originally studied Fashion at Epsom School of Art and Design and worked for many years as a freelance designer and illustrator whilst raising a family in London. Later I went on to study at Chelsea College of Art, graduating in 2002 gaining a BA honours in The Practice and Theory of Fine Art.

After moving from London to the South Coast, I now paint full-time from my garden studio at home.

Living a stone’s throw from the sea is a constant source of inspiration. The ever-changing light reflected onto the sea and the rich and varied textures of the coastline are an important influence on my work.

Although I draw constantly I prefer to paint intuitively, working directly onto the canvas, allowing the paintings to emerge from a frenzied and chaotic fusion of line, colour and shapes. The process continues with erasing, scratching and gestural mark making until the desired composition and balance is achieved.

I have exhibited in London, various places in the UK and France. I have held group and solo shows, participated in fringe festivals and gallery trails in Brighton and Arundel.

‘I’m listening now’ 20cm x 20cm Acrylic and collage on canvas

‘I’m feeling alright’ 20cm x 20cm Acrylic and collage on canvas

‘But i know better now’ 20cm x 20cm Acrylic and collage on canvas

‘You take my breath away’ 30cm x 30cm Acrylic and collage on canvas

‘Laugh and be happy’ 30cm x 30cm Acrylic and collage on canvas

‘That’s the way it’s got to be’ 30cm x 30cm Acrylic and collage on canvas

‘Meet me halfway’ 30cm x 30cm Acrylic and collage on canvas

‘Crazy Rhythm’ 30cm x 30cm Acrylic and collage on canvas

‘When the night comes’ 20cm x 20cm Acrylic and collage on canvas

‘On the road’ 40cm x 40cm Acrylic and collage on canvas

‘No Rhyme no reason’ 40cm x 40cm Acrylic and collage on canvas