Jenny Hirst

Walking Down to the Beach
Jenny Hirst
Jenny Hirst

Jenny lives and works from her studio in Alderley Edge Cheshire. She has been painting professionally since completing a diploma in Art and Design in 2002 after running her own interior design company for 9 years.  Quantum has exhibited her work since 2008 at Art Fairs in London, America, Canada and the Far East. She also exhibits annually in St Ives and at private exhibitions with a group of Cheshire artists and Craftspeople called “Art off the Edge” based in Alderley Edge.

Jenny says of her work: “Much of my work is landscape based – inspired by my travels in the UK and abroad.  I am interested in rural and urban landscape and use sketches and photographs as the starting point for a piece.  I allow the effects achieved with the mediums I use to guide the direction of the work.   I try to incorporate interesting textures into my work by the overlaying of paint and collage and also the rubbing and scraping away of paint to reveal layers beneath.  I aim to capture the essence of a place – an emotional response rather than an accurate representation.  Thus my paintings which begin from a photograph, sketch or a memory often take on a life of their own led by the medium and the method of applying the paint.  It is sometimes a process of experimentation, a balance between control and letting go and taking risks.  Too much control for me leads to a flat and dull outcome, too little control to disharmony and chaos. With a spontaneous style it is impossible to predict the outcome or replicate previous paintings. This gives the final work energy, harmony and spontaneity.

The great painter Turner said  “A painting is principally an expressive arrangement of primary materials” This  seems to sum up perfectly how I feel about my work.

End of the Day

End of the Day

End of the Day
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 40 x 28 ins (100 x 70 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
End of the Day
End of the Day
Breakers

Breakers

Breakers
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 12 x 12 ins (30 x 30 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Breakers
Breakers
Windswept

Windswept

Windswept
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 36 x 36 ins (90 x 90 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Breakers
Breakers
Twilight

Twilight

Twilight
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 12 x 12 ins (30 x 30 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Twilight
Twilight
Wild Day at Porthmeor (St. Ives)

Wild Day at Porthmeor (St. Ives)

Wild Day at Porthmeor (St. Ives)
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 36 x 36 ins (90 x 90 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Wild Day at Porthmeor (St. Ives)
Wild Day at Porthmeor (St. Ives)
Top of the Fells

Top of the Fells

Top of the Fells
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 24 x 24 ins (60 x 60 cm)
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Top of the Fells
Top of the Fells
Tide Rushing In

Tide Rushing In

Windswept
  • Acrylic on panel
  • 20 x 20 ins (50 x 50 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Tide Rushing In
Tide Rushing In
Rain Retreating

Rain Retreating

Rain Retreating
  • Acrylic on board
  • 26 x 18 ins (65 x 45 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Rain Retreating
Rain Retreating
Rocky Shore

Rocky Shore

Rocky Shore
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 39 x 27 ins (100 x 70 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Rocky Shore
Rocky Shore
Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier
  • Oil on board
  • 27 x 23 ins (70 x 60 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier
Tide Rolling In

Tide Rolling In

Tide Rolling In
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 25 x 25  ins (64 x 64 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Tide Rolling In
Tide Rolling In
Urban Waterfront

Urban Waterfront

Urban Waterfront
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 39 x 27 ins (95 x 65 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Urban Waterfront
Urban Waterfront
Edge of the City

Edge of the City

Edge of the City
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 45 x 21 ins (110 x 50 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Edge of the City
Edge of the City
Lone Boat

Lone Boat

Lone Boat
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 23 x 23 ins (60 x 60 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Lone Boat
Lone Boat
Glimpses of Sunlight

Glimpses of Sunlight

Glimpses of Sunlight
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 40 x 35 ins (100 x 75cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Glimpses of Sunlight
Glimpses of Sunlight
Bright Winter Light

Bright Winter Light

Bright Winter Light
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 36 x 36 ins (90 x 90 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Bright Winter Light
Bright Winter Light
Rising Tide

Rising Tide

Rising Tide
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 30 x 30ins
  • £ Please enquire
Rising Tide
Rising Tide
Land's Edge

Land’s Edge

Land’s Edge
  • Oil on board
  • 20 x 20 ins (50 x 50 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Land's Edge
Land’s Edge
Tide Retreating

Tide Retreating

Tide Retreating
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 25 x 25  ins (64 x 64 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Tide Retreating
Tide Retreating
Path to the Sea

Path to the Sea

Path to the Sea
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 21 x 21 ins (50 x 50 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Path to the Sea
Path to the Sea