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                                                                          My Love For You Burns Bright Like Autumn.   2018. Oil on canvas by Kelly Jenkins

                                                                       My Love For You Burns Bright Like Autumn. 2018. Oil on canvas by Kelly Jenkins

 

Hello and thank you for dropping by my website. Here you will find a selection of current work as well as archived work across several mediums which sum up what I do, what flicks my creative switch and how i got here. 

              I’m an artist with many interests, musings and strings to that metaphorical bow of mine, who is blessed to live in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire UK.

My recent series of paintings are concerned with memory, emotion and existence, expressed through semi abstract, contemporary landscapes. I have been driven by the need to capture the spirit of places that have moved me, their ethereal beauty, my relationship to the land and my memories of it. I most often paint from memory; this allows me more scope for translating the pure emotion of being in a place in a more honest yet abstract sense.  I find that in this ephemeral age and my experience of becoming a mother, it has urged me to look to the skies and landscape to find my anchor and my inner calm.

I usually paint with a palette knife and brush but sometimes I like to break a few rules and paint with very non-traditional tools.  I’ll paint with anything that’s to hand in fact – bits of wood, old loyalty cards, or whatever’s in the cleaning cupboard (and dare I say it, my daughter’s toy chest!) It is the very act of marking making, scoring into, scraping, scuffing or dragging the paint that can best translate emotion on canvas for me. I am drawn to using rich colour palettes to create contemporary, expressive artworks that have an atmospheric, lasting appeal.

My aim is to make art that awakes the soul, lifts the mind and leave’s smile on your face…isn’t that what art is all about anyway.!

 

Thanks for visiting my website, I hope you enjoy viewing my work.

You can purchase my work here. For further enquiries and for commissions, please feel free to get in touch.

 
 
  'Somewhere In My Heavy Heart'    Oil on canvas, 30 cm x 30cm. 2018       This artwork has been shortlisted for the Secret Art Prize 2018.    You can vote for this piece online  here

'Somewhere In My Heavy Heart'

Oil on canvas, 30 cm x 30cm. 2018

 

This artwork has been shortlisted for the Secret Art Prize 2018.

You can vote for this piece online here