Artist’s Statement

Jackie Gwyther PhD, FdA

Beauty, nature and sensitivity lie at the heart of my art.

The intriguing and intricate beauty of nature inspires me to create intelligent paintings celebrating the world around me.  I am also driven by the technical challenge of portraiture and the elegance of the human form provides me with a constant source of inspiration.  My realistic style, with a natural sense of depth and space, is combined with a delicate use of harmonious natural colours, delicacy of tone and use of balanced close-up compositions.

My fine art journey followed a career in scientific research.  In 2010, I decided to convert my lifelong love of art from a pleasurable hobby into a focused art education.  An Access to Higher Education Diploma (Art and Design) from UCA Maidstone in 2011 led me onto a Foundation Degree Arts with Distinction, from the University of Greenwich (K College) in 2013.  Since graduating, I have continued to develop and hone my oil painting skills by attending technical courses at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art and the Art Academy, through master classes with professional portrait artists and by participating in weekly life and portrait painting groups.

I sell my work through opening my studio to the public.  A large proportion of my sales are commissioned pieces; human and pet portraiture as well as various subjects such as wedding bouquets and garden birds.

Oil Painter.

Subject matter: nature studies, still life, life drawing and portraiture

Presentation: Oil on linen board, (18x24cm to 30x40cm).

Based in Sevenoaks, Kent.