Jenny Aitken, From River to Sea

April 11th – 16th May, 2015




Tarpey Gallery is proud to present ‘From River to Sea’ an exhibition of new work by Derbyshire based painter Jenny Aitken. Taking in scenes from Cromford to Cornwall the subject matter meanders it’s way from Tributaries to the Sea, with an emphasis on exacting colour and tonal contrast to convey light and movement, Jenny has produced a stunning new collection of work which will be on display from 11th April – 16th May, 2015.


Jenny has been painting professionally since her graduation from Aberystwyth University in 1997. Her style has evolved throughout her career and continues to do so, with a recent turn towards Plein air work.


“Each painting is born from strong visual and emotional memories, sketches and images, and my love of photography informs the composition and light. I want to tell a story, and achieve that evocative sense of a place through movement, light and texture.”

Jenny Aitken, 2014


Jenny has always loved the effects of light on the wilder coasts of Britain and is inspired by the seascapes of Edward Hopper, photography, contemporary impressionism, and any artist who projects the zing of salty light that she strives towards in her own work.


“I live in Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District, and my studio looks North West towards the peaks. However, my roots are in Alderney, in the Channel Islands, and the coast is a constant inspiration.”

Jenny Aitken, 2014


We have been keeping a close eye on Jenny’s work over the last few years and are extremely excited to host an exhibition of work by a local artist who’s choice of subject matter takes the viewer on a Journey ‘From River to Sea’.


Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

Opening Times

Thursday – Sunday
10am – 5pm


Luke Tarpey – 07772404293


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