My figurative paintings and drawings are an expression of my thoughts and feelings. I work in ink, watercolour, acrylic gouache, charcoal and pencil.
As a shy and sensitive child I felt greatly misunderstood by those around me and often used drawing as a way to keep under the radar and not be noticed. These early experiences have had a lasting effect which has influenced all my work.
Although I continued drawing, it was only in 2007 that it took on a new urgency and I immersed myself in expressing my thoughts, feelings and emotions in both my drawings and now, paintings too. Some feelings are difficult to express as they are just that – feelings. Creating these illusive images can take many days and attempts before I feel I am getting, close to them.
How we perceive the world and everything we see is unique to each of us, as it is shaped by our individual experiences.
It is for this reason I leave my pictures untitled and hope that, free from any instruction or suggestion, you may recognise some of your own unique thoughts and feelings in my work.
Not all my pictures are currently available as many have been sold, but if you are interested in a particular piece or would like more information you can contact me at: Jenny@jneill-art.com.
I support UK charities for homeless young people.