Oil paint on board
Original size: 43 x 65 cm
Jennifer Maidment grew up in Leeds, and studied at the University of Reading (BA) and Wimbledon College of Art, UAL (MA) before going on to work full time as a painter and art tutor. Speaking about her works she writes: “if I am not documenting, I am day-dreaming. People, faces and domestic or intimate lives have always held a fascination for me. This is what I refer to when I mention documenting – painting the insights I have into personal lives or straight-forward portraits that try to capture a story in the sitters face. On the other hand, I also like to escape; so I paint landscapes, jungles with tiny aeroplanes, pink skies, huge bodies of water, people flying. All these paintings are subject to a kind of fantasy – either in a way where nature engulfs human kind; where giant animals overshadow tiny figures or by a wild, vast, sublime image of nature that simply performs some kind of escapism. These paintings provide a sort of cinematic escape for me and I hope they do for viewers of my work too.”
Recent exhibitions include: Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh, 2013; The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, 2013; The Brixton Drawing Project, Brixton, London, 2013; The Griffin Art Prize (shortlist exhibition), The Griffin Gallery, London, 2012; Dining Room Drawing Club, The Old Nuns Head, London, 2012; The Dining Room Drawing Club UK tour (12 locations within the UK), 2012; Nuit Blanche, The Jelly, Reading, 2011; The Dining Room Drawing Club, Coach and Horses, London, 2011; Ladyfest Ten art exhibition, Ground Floor Left Gallery, London, 2010.