Collection: Jennie de Groot

Her paintings are a place where reality, imagination and memory all have equal tenancy. Works come from memories of an actual situation or place that is transformed over time by the mind and hand.

She is interested in the tension between suggestion and representation in the presentation of her work.

The painting process has to be fresh and interesting for her own sanity. She uses oils and lets paint drip, build up layers, scrape back, flick it around and uses her tools to create marks that remain in the finished painting. She paints on a variety of surfaces taking advantage of the specific marks she can make with combinations of paint, tool and surface texture.