Jenny Mclaren

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2014

Artworks for sale: 13

(2)

United Kingdom

About Jenny Mclaren

 
 
  • Biography

    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. 


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  • Education

    2004 - 2006

    Moray School of Art, Elgin BA Fine Art Degree

  • Awards

    2014

    Artist residency, North York Moors National Park/ Chrysalis Arts

    In conjunction with Connections North- a month long residency in October 2014 to research and gather materials for an exhibition to be held in May 2015 in response to the unique character of the North York Moors.

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    2013

    Artist in Residence, Highland Wildlife Park

    Zoological park owned by Royal Zoological Society of Scotland,a year- long project- sketching and painting the animal collection and engaging with visitors through the art making process.

    2009

    Visual Artist Award, Highland Council

    Research and development grant.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Event: 28 Days of Looking

    Dates: May 9, 2015 - June 15, 2015

    Venue: The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, North York Moors

    A visual diary of a month spent exploring the North York Moors National Park as Artist in Residence.

    Event: A year in the Park.

    Dates: Oct. 1, 2013 - Sept. 30, 2014

    Venue: Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig

    An ever changing exhibition of paintings and sketches throughout the year of the residency.

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Education

2004 - 2006

Moray School of Art, Elgin BA Fine Art Degree


Awards

2014

Artist residency, North York Moors National Park/ Chrysalis Arts

In conjunction with Connections North- a month long residency in October 2014 to research and gather materials for an exhibition to be held in May 2015 in response to the unique character of the North York Moors.

Show more awardsHide

2013

Artist in Residence, Highland Wildlife Park

Zoological park owned by Royal Zoological Society of Scotland,a year- long project- sketching and painting the animal collection and engaging with visitors through the art making process.

2009

Visual Artist Award, Highland Council

Research and development grant.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: 28 Days of Looking

Dates: May 9, 2015 - June 15, 2015

Venue: The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, North York Moors

A visual diary of a month spent exploring the North York Moors National Park as Artist in Residence.

Event: A year in the Park.

Dates: Oct. 1, 2013 - Sept. 30, 2014

Venue: Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig

An ever changing exhibition of paintings and sketches throughout the year of the residency.


 

Biography

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. 


 
 
 
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