I love to dabble in numerous techniques, methods and mediums, pushing them to see how far I can stretch and extend their use, trying to break the rules I have been taught and shown. This has led to me exploring mixed media. I work in oils, acrylics, watercolours, inks, pens, pencils, oil pastels, soft pastels, charcoal, graphite, and incorporate some collage techniques. Recently I have been developing the use of stitching within my work. I love to use materials that are recycled, found and passed down.
I am inspired by the beauty of nature and the world around me, especially the sea and the myriad of different landscapes within our amazing world on both a large scale but also in detail; a tree, a flower, a seed, a river or stream. My faith also inspires my artwork, sometimes in a very direct way, for example using a particular text or verse, other times in an appreciation of the world around us and its creator.
I believe in trying to minimise the use of our world’s resources, hate waste and the throwaway society we seem to have turned into. I seek to recycle and repurpose items within my artwork.
Audio Description: Bedruthan
Audio Description: Jacobs Ladder
Audio Description: Bluebells Beauty
Audio Description: Natures Jewel
Audio Description: Delightful, Delicate Daisies
To see more work by Jennie Burge, visit her page from the Re Collections exhibition here.