About Me

My Work

I am a painter; no not a house painter! Instead I paint pictures - on my gallery page are some of my more recent ones.  Although I have used most media, pastel, acrylics, watercolour, collage, my greatest love is oil paint and that is what you see in my gallery.  These works use a mixture of oil and cold wax medium. They are non-representative - I tend to paint intuitively, using images from my memory rather than direct imagery. However, I do enjoy commissions where I can explore other concepts.


Jenny Smy BA (Hons) Fine Art


2010 – 2011

B A (Hons) Fine Art

Plymouth University, Somerset College of Arts and Technology

2010 Slade School of Fine Art (Summer School)

2008 – 2010

Foundation Degree Fine Art – Achieved with Distinction

Plymouth University, Petroc School of Art


Some Recent & Past: 

I currently have work in Radius 68 in Budleigh Salterton, South Devon; Artizan Gallery, Torquay, Devon, Gallery @ 100, Crediton, Devon  and of course my own studio in Barnstaple.

2022 Wales Contemporary, Gallery @ OXO, London

2022 English Riviera Open, Artizan Gallery, Fleet Walk , Torquay.

2019/18/17...  Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society Annual Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford I have been exhibiting here annually for many years.

2015  Then & Now, Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe and Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

2014  Double Vision; Petroc, Barnstaple

2014  Portland Art Gallery, Ilfracombe

2013  Loughrigg Gallery, South Molton

2012  Alumni Exhibition, Petroc, Barnstaple

2011  Ad Lucem II; Final Year Degree Show, Somerset College, Taunton

2010 The Hothouse, Somerset College

2010 The Mayor’s Charity Exhibition, The Art Store, Barnstaple

2010 Artist of the Month, The Art Coop @ Gallery 39, Barnstaple

2003 First North Devon Art Show, Museum of North Devon, Barnstaple

2002 Related Visions II, Dovetails Gallery, Ilfracombe

2001 Soft Edges, Dovetails Gallery, Ilfracombe

2000 Second on Left and Straight On, Dovetails Gallery, Ilfracombe

Group Exhibitions:

2010; The Artist’s Garden, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington

2010; 88th Annual Summer Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford

2010; Rock, Paper Scissors, Petroc School of Art (formerly North Devon College)

2009 Moor Presents! Christmas Exhibition, Duchy Square Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor

2009 The Artist’s Garden, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington

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