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.

Prices for Jenny’s artwork start from £950.

Top of the Fells

Top of the Fells

Top of the Fells
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 24 x 24 ins (60 x 60 cm)
  • £1,600
Top of the Fells
Top of the Fells
Harbour

Harbour

Harbour
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 36 x 18 ins (90 x 45 cm)
  • £2,100
Harbour
Harbour
Snow on the Tops

Snow on the Tops

Snow on the Tops
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 24 x 24 ins (60 x 60 cm)
  • £1,600
Snow on the Tops
Snow on the Tops
Tide Rushing In

Tide Rushing In

Tide Rushing In
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Acrylic on panel
  • 20 x 20 ins (50 x 50 cm)
  • £1,250
Tide Rushing In
Tide Rushing In
Rain Retreating

Rain Retreating

Rain Retreating
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Acrylic on board
  • 26 x 18 ins (65 x 45 cm)
  • £1,500
Rain Retreating
Rain Retreating
Boathouse

Boathouse

Boathouse
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 14 x 11 ins (36 x 28 cm)
  • £600
Boathouse
Boathouse
Snowy Traces on the Moors

Snowy Traces on the Moors

Snowy Traces on the Moors
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Acrylic on panel
  • 19.5 x 19.5 ins (50 x 50 cm)
  • £975
Snowy Traces on the Moors
Snowy Traces on the Moors
Contemplation

Contemplation

Contemplation
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Oil on canvas
  • 23 x 19 ins (58 x 48 cm)
  • £850
Contemplation
Contemplation
Skyline Changing

Skyline Changing

Skyline Changing
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 14 x 14 ins (36 x 36 cm)
  • £750
Skyline Changing
Skyline Changing
Rocky Shore

Rocky Shore

Rocky Shore
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 39 x 27 ins (100 x 70 cm)
  • £2,250
Rocky Shore
Rocky Shore
Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Oil on board
  • 27 x 23 ins (70 x 60 cm)
  • £950
Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier
Tide Rolling In

Tide Rolling In

Tide Rolling In
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 25 x 25  ins (64 x 64 cm)
  • £1,850
Tide Rolling In
Tide Rolling In
Urban Waterfront

Urban Waterfront

Urban Waterfront
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 39 x 27 ins (95 x 65 cm)
  • £1,950
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)
  • £1,750
Edge of the City
Edge of the City
Lone Boat

Lone Boat

Lone Boat
  • by Jenny Hirst
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 23 x 23 ins (60 x 60 cm)
  • £800
Lone Boat
Lone Boat
Glimpses of Sunlight

Glimpses of Sunlight

Glimpses of Sunlight
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 40 x 35 ins (100 x 75cm)
  • £2,100
Glimpses of Sunlight
Glimpses of Sunlight
End of the Day

End of the Day

End of the Day
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 40 x 28 ins (100 x 70 cm)
  • £ SOLD
End of the Day
End of the Day
Twilight

Twilight

Twilight
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 12 x 12 ins (30 x 30 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Twilight
Twilight
Rising Tide

Rising Tide

Rising Tide
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 30 x 30ins
  • £ SOLD
Rising Tide
Rising Tide
Breakers

Breakers

Breakers
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 12 x 12 ins (30 x 30 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Breakers
Breakers