About Jenny Mclaren
Artist residency, North York Moors National Park/ Chrysalis Arts
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I'm a wandering Scottish artist who now lives in the Lake District, England. I spend a lot of time outdoors, taking note of the flora, fauna and landscape and generally taking a long time to get anywhere because I stop to look at things………… a lot. I seek out quiet and wild places, walking, cycling and sometimes canoeing to get there. I record things that catch my eye, sometimes in written notes, or sketches, photos and small paintings. Making pieces of art in this way I build up a record of my wanderings and interaction with the landscape. In poor weather I'll work in my studio at home on larger pieces. Some of my recent landscapes are painted on old maps of the specific area I'm depicting. I was Artist in Residence at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland for a year, it was a fantastic experience and has left me with a large collection of sketches and photos of interesting species to work from. I love that my occupation allows me to study all the things that most excite my curiosity, and I have the chance to share it with others through my art.