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 foundation 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, New York 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.

Sea Mist Lifting

Sea Mist Lifting

Sea Mist Lifting
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 37 x 37 ins
  • £ 1,950
Sea Mist Lifting
Sea Mist Lifting
Changing Skyline

Changing Skyline

Changing Skyline
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 37 x 37 ins
  • £ 2,100
Changing Skyline
Changing Skyline
Snowy Landscape

Snowy Landscape

Snowy Landscape
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 41 x 32 ins
  • £ 1,950
Snowy Landscape
Snowy Landscape
Porthcurno (Cornwall)

Porthcurno (Cornwall)

Porthcurno (Cornwall)
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 43 x 30ins
  • £ 2,100
Porthcurno (Cornwall)
Porthcurno (Cornwall)
Boat on the Shoreline

Boat on the Shoreline

Boat on the Shoreline
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 40 x 25ins
  • £ 1,950
Boat on the Shoreline
Boat on the Shoreline
City River II

City River II

City River II
  • Acrylic on board
  • 31 x 22ins
  • £ 1,750
City River II
City River II
Thames view

Thames view

Thames view
  • Acrylic on panel
  • 26 x 26ins
  • £ 1,450
Thames view
Thames view
Rising Tide

Rising Tide

Rising Tide
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 30 x 30ins
  • £ 1,900
Rising Tide
Rising Tide
Winter Fields

Winter Fields

Winter Fields
  • Acrylic on panel
  • 22 x 22ins
  • £ SOLD
Winter Fields
Winter Fields
City River

City River

City River
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 31 x 23ins
  • £ SOLD
City River
City River
After the Rain

After the Rain

After the Rain
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 22 x 22ins
  • £ SOLD
After the Rain
After the Rain
Down to the Water

Down to the Water

Down to the Water
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 30 x 29ins
  • £ SOLD
Down to the Water
Down to the Water
Walking Down to the Beach

Walking Down to the Beach

Walking Down to the Beach
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 21 x 21ins
  • £ SOLD
Walking Down to the Beach
Walking Down to the Beach
Tide Washing the Beach

Tide Washing the Beach

Tide Washing the Beach
  • Oil on canvas
  • 33 x 33ins
  • £ SOLD
Tide Washing the Beach
Tide Washing the Beach