Jen combines interests in architecture and history with a love of painting. Working mainly in acrylic, she seeks to capture vandalised and derelict buildings before they are lost forever in our continually urban environment - ‘there one minute, gone the next’
There is a strong element of pathos in her painting; her work evokes memories combining mixtures of sadness and smiles. ‘I used to play there as a kid’, ‘I remember when…’ etc. A recognise building no longer exists or is depicted in a decrepit state.
She acknowledges that the derelict, unloved and forgotten can also become a thing of beauty and an interesting subject matter.
Whilst working for the Local Studies Department, Jen has developed an interest in what is no longer there, buildings that have been lost and only exist in a few memories and photographs.