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
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