Jenny Hawkins

On September 2, 2014 by Midge

My paintings are visual metaphors for emotions and thoughts – each is a philosophical contemplation.

I experiment with an idea enjoying the element of discovery this offers me. I emphasise and distort selected aspects using collage, translucent washes, impasto and raised textural effects.

I am interested in human metaphysical archetypes, concepts of reality and moods, sometimes with a touch of irony, pathos and humour. Issues, emotions and thoughts are explored through visual metaphor. My representational painting also explores feelings, abstract shapes, colours and textures.

A former special needs, art, English teacher and university tutor, I have done research with children and students of all ages. I worked with teachers and Creatives as a research mentor for Creative Partnerships in Manchester Salford. My paintings (‘Thoughts’ series based on emotions about learning) are in my PhD thesis with Manchester Metropolitan University (2010).

A range of fine art prints are for sale and to order. Traditional commissions undertaken


Facebook: mindartpaintings

Studio Location: My studio is at Beech Cottage, 62a Farnworth Street, Farnworth Village, North Widnes WA8 9LW. Finished paintings and prints for sale. Work in progress on display with latest sketches. Outdoor garden studio accessible through double side gate with double doors, downstairs toilet.

Studio Directions:  Off Junc 7 M62. Take Widnes North (off bypass) right at 2 mini-roundabouts then straight on (Derby Rd.) right at crossroads into Farnworth St OR from Chester M56 to Runcorn. 1st left onto bypass after Runcorn Bridge Take Widnes North (off bypass) Left to Derby Rd. right at crossroads into Farnworth St.

Open Additional Dates: Open all weekends in September

Christmas Opening: 6 & 7 and 13 & 14 December


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