Jenny Ross won Best in Show at the SGFA Draw 19 at the Menier Gallery in London this year. Such an interesting image we caught up with Jenny to find out more about the winning image and what inspires her.
Can you tell us about the winning image? I read on your website that you “map real and imagined spaces” which are drawn from your “own experience and dreams”. Is the winning image a representation of somewhere or a mix of the two?
The winning image is a picture of potato crates piled up on a farm near my home in Aberdeen, Scotland. I spent a day sitting drawing them. I used layers of ink and pen to create the drawing and wanted to capture the light coming from behind them. I made the surroundings unclear to sustain interest and mystery.
What media is it in? What media do you prefer and why is that in particular? Have you used any other media? How do you approach your art?
I used ink and some oil...