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Elizabeth Jenkins

Fellowship:  October 2005- October 2010 The Forge

Artform: Printing

Email: lizjenkins40@hotmail.com

Website: www.lizjenkins.com

I am currently working to create paintings which are inspired by the close, detailed examination of natural forms, especially rocks and minerals. The subject’s surface is investigated and enlarged by use of a microscope in order to identify specific areas and layers, which are not readily visible at first glance. The result is ambiguous and abstract in nature and becomes open to personal interpretation.

I usually work with oils on canvas for the intensity and quality of the colours obtained. I also work with textiles to create framed pieces and scarves made from luxurious fabrics, such as silk and velvet, which offer a beautiful, tactile surface with which to work.