Drawing is a fundamental part of Jenny Purrett’s practice. Using a variety of materials and processes she responds to the landscape in which she lives. As well making finely detailed drawings she also works with gunpowder, graphite powder, makes shotgun drawings, and uses a variety of printmaking techniques.
The prints showing at Robinson Gay are developed from notebook drawings she made whilst living and working in the Tarset area of Northumberland.
“Aftermath” is a Lithograph made in collaboration with master printer Lee Turner at Hole Editions. The image was drawn directly onto limestone working from drawings made of a birch tree damaged by a severe storm. There is an edition of 30. The print shown at Robinson Gay is the artists’ proof of the final state of the edition.
Jenny Purrett gained her MA in Fine Art at Bath University in 2008 and relocated to the North East after completing a year long artist in residence post with VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities) at Highgreen, Tarset. She has exhibited her work throughout the UK and currently holds an artist in residence post at Sunderland University.