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Jenny pape Wiltshire Artist

Jenny Papé started painting soon after she moved to Wiltshire many years ago. She had a botanical training and has always had a great interest in natural history and the environment. Her love of the countryside is revealed in the way she captures the mood and atmosphere of her surroundings in her artwork.

She has been helped on her artistic journey by various tutors, particularly the late Harry Walker at Corsham and Graham Sproston of Wedhampton, as well as time studying with the Open College of Art and with the Lydgate Art Research Centre.

Jenny paints with loose and expressive brush strokes and her work reveals her emotional response to the natural environment. The ancient landscapes of the Marlborough Downs, Salisbury Plain and the Vale of Pewsey together with the changing colours of the agricultural year and the particular atmospheric qualities of early morning and evening light, this is the inspiration to much of her work. The use of abstraction adds mystery to the image and allows a free interpretation of the painting.

Her paintings have been shown in Bath, Bristol and other West Country towns, and regularly in the Handel House and Wine Street Galleries in Devizes (UK), her home town.