Hi, I'm Jenny, an artist and illustrator living in Sheffield, UK. I specialise in collagraph printmaking and I love to draw from life in my sketchbooks.
In 2017 I took a break from full-time printmaking following the birth of my twin daughters. It was during that break and mid pandemic that I fell back in love with drawing from life. Being stuck in the house with two toddlers meant printmaking was out of the question but small sketches were achievable. Drawing for drawing's sake rather than with the goal of a print to sell was extremely freeing. I draw pretty much every day now and have filled up multiple sketchbooks. This renewed interest in sketching has shifted my creative practice.
In my current work I combine the liveliness of my sketchbook drawings with printmaking techniques to create vibrant, textural, layered illustrations.