Purple Vase with two Poppies by Jenny Balmer. Still-life, mixed media paper collage.
Jenny Balmer previously a model maker and garden designer, began painting at 60. A passionate colourist, Jenny Balmer's recent work explores collage, studying shape, pattern and colour combinations. Drawing inspiration from early 20th Century modern art, Jenny works from real still life compositions, instinctively recreating scenes by first painting bold colour and pattern onto sheets, then hand cutting and collaging to create striking, abstract assemblages. Based in Oxfordshire Jenny has exhibited widely within the local area, including the Oxfordshire Arts Society and annual Oxfordshire Art Weeks.