It's Time To Leave Now
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It's Time To Leave Now

Painting medium: Gouache paint



Gallery: Kittoe Contemporary Limited

Ships from: United Kingdom

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About the artwork
Jess primarily works in acrylic and gouache, her work is figurative whilst celebrating colour and pattern. She creates surreal worlds, that mix the magical and the mundane, weaving together memories and real events with fictional characters and places. These imagined worlds, inhabited by women and wild animals, offer an escape, the possibility of a new existence. The women are represented as protectors and builders. There is a suggestion of darkness and unease but there is always light and dark in life and Jess's paintings are coloured with hope. ‘I am not afraid to use colour and pattern and often employ an abundance of both.’ ‘I have no interest in a muted world however sophisticated it thinks it is. I am happy to embrace the naive in my work, inspired by folk and outsider art as well as the art of children to regain an insight that is often eroded as we enter the adult world." This work comes with a soft-white mount ready for framing.


Medium Gouache paint
Support Paper
Framed? No
Subjects Human Figure,
Style Surrealist
Original or Edition? Original
Certificate of Authenticity No
Artwork Dimensions: 35 X 27 X 1 X cm

About Jess Quinn

Jess Quinn is a visual artist who lives and works in Wales. Jess grew up in a household of makers and was shown to knit and sew at a young age. Her creative upbringing allows her to draw from a wealth of creative experience. She furthered her creative skills while studying at Glasgow School of Art where she took up Fine Art Painting.

Since Graduating, Jess has worked as a freelance Fine art painter and as a model maker for stop-frame animation. Jess's work explores imaginary narratives; the stories within her paintings mix memory and real events with fictional characters and places.

She creates other places, a mixture of the magical and the real. The landscapes are often inhabited by strong women, protectors, and builders, themselves often protected by wild cats that represent their inner strength. There is often a suggestion of darkness, a looming threat to these new worlds, there is always light and dark in life, but Jess's paintings are coloured with hope.