I am an artist based in Somerset, close to the Dorset borders and coastline. Inspired by the landscape around me and my place within that, I translate my constant documentation of sights, sounds and emotional experiences into further paintings and developed drawings in my studio.
Practicing a curiosity of the natural world alongside an urge to paint, draw and photograph, I am compelled to explore the landscape around me through art making. I use mixed media, predominantly acrylics, watercolour and ink, working both figuratively and in an abstract style. I experiment with my colour palette expressively and emotionally but often trying to capture the essence of what I have been recording in my sketches, studies and photographs. I want to evoke that outdoor experience in my work and to connect that with the viewer.
I often look to the distant horizon as a place of calm and meditation and am intrigued by the impact of land, sea and sky on human wellbeing. I am exploring the relationship between nature's influence on us (and how we are nature ourselves) and how I can take that into the solace I also receive from art making; from painting large expressive artworks through to calm and precise drawings made to mark time and mindful moments.
I am a constant student, every painting, photograph and excursion holds something new to learn.
If you would like to know more about my work, processes and inspirations, please get in touch and follow me for more regular updates and observations on Instagram @jess.egan.art
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Working and exhibiting with Yeovil Art Space.
Working with art and wellbeing group Art For Memory with Dorchester Arts.
Creative Pathways Bursary Artist 2020/21 with Somerset Art Works.
Part of the Somerset Reacquainted group.
Associate on the YAS Community Art School Programme funded by Arts Council England.
Time and Tide Solo Exhibition at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Artist At Work - Sherborne Times June 2021 Issuu Page 8-9
Artist Materials policy click to read pdf -Research Into Vegan Art Materials