JENNIFER IRVINE studied painting at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1978. She works full-time from her Glasgow studio and exhibits successfully throughout the UK.
Her subject matter includes townscape, seascape and still life. Her large still life paintings are very involved with pattern and shape and she has become increasingly interested in the use of dramatic light and shade, as is evident in her oil paintings of French villages and Italian townscapes. She draws on the effects of sunlight on an object, be it on a building or on water. The sunlight theme continues in her emerging paintings of shadows in snow.
Nearer to home, she spends a lot of time in Argyll where she paints the sea and the ever changing reflections of light on water. She works from her studio in Glasgow and also spends as much time as possible painting in Argyll.
In the last few years she has also spent a lot of time in France, Spain and Italy where she has found much of her subject matter.
The David Cargill Award RGI
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons RGI
The Mark Greer Award RGI
The Artist Award RWS
She is an elected member of the RGI and has recently been made an RSW. Her work is in many private collections including The Robert Fleming Collection.
Irvine's subtle depiction of light and shade and the patterns which arise from manmade structures and natural forms are delicate and beautifully realised. Jan Patience, Art Critic, The Herald