What is a Profession? – Sculpture Exhibiton at Morley College; “Articulation” – “The Art of Caring” Online Exhibition – Kingston Artists’ Open Studios 2020 Cancelled! – “Keim Galaxies” Available to Buy on Redbubble.com – “Climate KAOS: Kingston Artists Open Studios” at Kingston Museum

May 5, 2020

 

Screenshots of some Recent Galaxies!

 

 

Each Galaxy started with a bucket of Keim Mineral Paint!  I then took the initial image and worked my magic digitally!

 

Buy the “Keim Galaxies” as printed products on the print-on-demand website “Redbubble.com”

 

Yes, I am gradually putting up the rather large series of work on my Artist’s page on Redbubble!  It takes some time so they are not all up there.  I am basically adding them at the same time as I have Skype meetings with my fellow artists at Kingston Artists’ Open Studios each week.  We cannot meet in person, but Skype is just fine, with the added advantage of being able to work on the computer, or whatever we are currently working on at the same time!

This is my  WordPress Artist’s Journal, so I am going to ramble on on my usual meandering course for the rest of this post.  If you would like to see the beautiful “Keim Galaxies” I put most of them up in a previous post, so either skim down to that, or follow the link to my Artist’s Page on Redubble.com where I have posted some of them already!

Here is the link to the “Explore” designs section at Redbubble.com.  It displays the image as a simple, flat, square, as the example below. When you find a design you like and want to see products in the shop, there’s another link to follow! Then another whole world opens.  Maybe quite a useful one at the moment, with the shops being in the situation they are in.  There is stationery, soft furnishings, wall art, greetings cards, prints, posters, home furnishings, accessories, and much more.

https://www.redbubble.com/people/jennyjimjams/explore

 

“Kind of Colossal” ©Jenny Meehan

Note: images are low resolution and don’t reflect full sized image quality.

 

Deaf, deaf, Hard of Hearing, Lipreaders, + Face Masks

and Matching Accessories, including Bags, Notebooks, Badges and Clothing!

Featured Collection for 2020 due to Corona Virus Pandemic are over 50 Inclusive Designs by Jenny Meehan

Link direct to the whole collection here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/jennyjimjams/shop?artistUserName=jennyjimjams&asc=u&collections=1511687&iaCode=all-departments&sortOrder=relevant

 

jenny meehan surrey artist london contemporary female artist

jenny meehan surrey artist london contemporary female artist

About Jenny Meehan

I’m a British fine and applied artist, painter and poet creating original exciting artwork.

This artwork is an evolution of the beautiful mineral pigments used in Keim Mineral paints and part of an extensive portfolio of lyrically abstract/geometric abstract designs created from my love of painting, colour, and a focus on the environment through raising awareness that we have a choice to use alternatives to film forming synthetic paint.

This strand of my work allows me to offer accessible and affordable art to a wide range of people. My original fine paintings are also available to by, contact me on Instagram via link in bio or through my Artist’s Journal:

https://jennymeehan.wordpress.com/jenny-meehan-jennifer-meehan-how-to-contact-me

All art ©Jenny Meehan image licensing via DACS only but initial proposed fee often negotiable.

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..You can buy my work as prints, posters, soft furnishings, stationery, cloth face masks, bedding, accessories, bags, headscarves, wall hangings, clothing, designer clothing, plus more… on redbubble.com.

https://www.redbubble.com/people/jennyjimjams/explore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(video doesn’t seem to work on my phone…sorry! looking into why!)

“Timetable” by Jenny Meehan 2020 to music by Kevin MacLeod “Screen Saver” (sourced from freepd.com. CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)
Public Domain Dedication)

I made this video a while back, before the Covid-19, Coronavirus, UK lock down and all that has brought many more people to a situation of working from home. It seems odd looking at it now!

The video was made last year, in 2019. At the end of last year I was experimenting with making short video clips, just for a change. My very short piece “Time Table” was selected for screening at an event in Manchester. Info below:

screening shown on 3rd December 2019 at STRETCH – Reel Time event. Held at Mirabel Studios 14 -20 Mirabel Street Manchester M31PJ

My statement:

“As an artist, writer, and home-maker, I manage my time by working in a completely piecemeal, and often spontaneous, way. I integrate my creative practice within my domestic life and utilise the flexibility inherent in this way of life. I used my work space, (AKA kitchen) as the setting for the film “Time Table”. I often produce work on my kitchen table is the object in the room which best represents the interrelationship between my artistic work and the other work I’m involved in.

Both forms of work are mostly unpaid, and it becomes a challenge to maintain a sense of self and a sense of value in our capitalist society which measures value by status and money.

The planner in the film has blank pages but rapid movement, because in both dimensions of my work sphere; the domestic and the artistic; I’m extremely busy. However, I find the reality of my work is non existent in many people’s perceptions; it’s blank; because they do not recognise what I do as being work. In our culture activities which take place in the domestic sphere are often side-lined and artistic creation is at risk as being thought as being a “free time” pursuit. I frequently get asked “What do you do all day?”

In reality, “work” reflects more to purpose and perception, than a context.

Like the table, the water in the film is a crossover subject too; from the water in the kettle (tea for a break time), the repetition and rhythm of a dripping tap (associated with labour and maybe monotony) and the water of a swimming pool (swimming being a “free time” activity for me). The pool is also a place for reflection: interestingly contemplative space for an artist swiftly re-orientates itself into a place of purpose for a reflective art practitioner.”

 

Made in the Pre-Covid 19 era…!!! Since making it, a HUGE number of people previously working in buildings which are not their domestic setting, currently work from home. It’s so odd looking back at this video I made now!

I hope that one of the outcomes of this challenging time is that the work of those so-called “economically inactive” (mainly women, and anyone involved in various unpaid caring activities) has a stronger sense of presence in our awareness of work activities, and even in the way we think about what makes us valuable human beings. The equation of money and status with worth is being shaken at the roots right now.

I’m so glad we have drawn our attention to appreciating the caring profession. And let’s remember, that “professions” are not professions due to the amount of money someone earns, but are an expression of a person’s values, investment, and focus. So many activities, not formally recognised as “professions”, though low paid, unpaid, and regardless of relative status in society, are ALL work, all valuable, and all vital to a healthy society.

Sculpture at Morley College

I find working with three dimensions very interesting and it makes a nice change from working on paintings, drawings, and prints. I was pleased to have my sculpture “Articulation” accepted for exhibition at this year’s MADE at Menier Gallery. It’s an exhibition for students at Morley College. HOWEVER…  then this email arrived… Not a surprise in the current Coronavirus Pandemic!

Dear all,

Due to the escalation of the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK, we regret to inform you that we have made the very difficult decision to postpone this year’s Made exhibition at Menier Gallery. We are very sorry about this, but there is nothing else we can do. In this unusual situation it is also hard to say when Made will happen, but we hope that we will be able to host it in a brand new Morley Gallery next year.

We appreciate the effort you have made to create all this lovely artwork and hope the effects of the Coronavirus are minimal for you and your loved ones.

More information about this will follow shortly.

Not a surprise.

Indeed, though signed up for a six week term, in the end I only attended two sessions of the course in the second half of the Spring Term.  Morley College is based in Southwark, which was at that time the London Borough with the second highest number of confirmed cases of Covid 19.  As I watched the figures rise – from 8 in Southwark on the 10th March  and then 28 confirmed cases of Covid 19 on the 16th March – I grew uncomfortable with travelling to Southwark on the train.  The journey there wasn’t too bad, but on the way back on the jam packed train… It was obviously a bad idea to continue.  The last time I went up to London was 10th March, and then on the way home in the rush hour I wore a specially made scarf… made by myself!  It was lightweight woven fabric with a couple of layers of polypropylene folded inside it.  Perfect!  Polypropylene is actually the main component in the manufacture of surgical face masks.  I really didn’t want to buy myself a surgical face mask… Feeling they should be kept for the settings for which they were designed.  However, I felt very strongly that people travelling in crowded trains should be wearing face coverings of some shape or form.  At that time, no one, well, hardly anyone, was wearing face masks or face coverings. But I felt so much better for doing so.

I wrote and researched quite a lot on the subject.  I used to be a Dental Nurse many years back and wore surgical face masks all day every working day.  We never used them as any more than a hygiene measure.  It was never a defensive, “protect me from this or that” kind of thing to do. They were not respirator masks, of course.  They were there to stop big droplets from the dental procedures and also to stop our breathing from the kind of merging of air which happens when you work very close to patients.  So this past experience informed my decision to cover my face so early on in certain settings.  I also did a bit of research, and while just one example, reading the research below got me thinking that it was better to err on the side of caution.  Though the Covid 19 is not Influenza A,  it is certainly highly infectious and if Influenza A has a way of spreading in very tiny particles (smaller than droplet infection, rather airborne).

Interestingly Scientists have disagreed for years on how exactly Influenza is spread; some saying that its airborne, and others that its only the larger droplets, and nothing smaller. I know which camp I am in.  Yes, we don’t know about Covid 19. Specifically.  However, it seems unwise in the midst of a global pandemic to insist on waiting for the numerous experiments with the specific virus in question to be carried out when such a simple, practical and easy to implement action by members of the public can at least be one small factor in reducing transmission of Covid 19. Its never been a “protect me from the virus” mentality for me.  It’s been; this is a virus which has a huge range of symptoms, (or people asymptomatic)  and basically its really hard to say for the most part if you have it, or have had it. There’s lots of corona-virus’ and probably many co infections happening right now.  So the best mindset is to behave as if you have it, and you carry it with you.  Though you don’t know, it matters not.  What matters is that when you are indoors in busy crowded places (not that we have any at this point in time!) where your exhaled breath will be mixing  with the exhaled breath of others, it seem logical to do what you can to avoid sharing.

I am so relieved we have the social distancing in place now.  Shopping in supermarkets, especially all the panic buying which went on earlier on, was surely one of the rampant and successful ways of spreading Covid 19 around, and I think we may look back and ask ourselves why we didn’t stop that earlier.  I used to wear a loop scarf or snood for shopping way back in Mid March. Still do now.  No reason not to.  I think there is a strand of thought which goes along the line of MASKS = FEAR.  This is a shame.  However, I can see that for some people the idea of a virus being airborne could be something which caused paranoia. Shame really, as it’s not a new idea but maybe in the light of the current situation that might seem unsurprising.  I think the research which I share below was immensely helpful to me, with the proviso of course that it was carried out in an artificial setting and also with a more familiar virus.  However, influenza’s of any kind are  very serious  and the cause of huge numbers of deaths each year.  The novel coronavirus  (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),  was previously referred to by its provisional name 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is proving to be illusive and tricky to pin down. It’s very nature is unpredictable.  We will need to get used to the uncertainty and as we accept it and its consequences, doing something simple like covering our faces may make a small contribution to helping reduce and slow the spread. Any small contribution is worth while, and gives us more time. It is going to take a LONG time. I’m sure of that.

So with the following research, I think the key points are it’s prolonged face to face which is the mainstay of the awareness regarding spread.  The percentage is high in the experiment.  It logically would be less in a real life situation. And this is only one factor in spread.  One factor among many. Dose and duration all make big differences.  Something like this is helpful for increasing awareness and doesn’t need to result in paranoia, or in people ignoring the other methods of transmission.  Just the same as wearing a face covering doesn’t mean suddenly people are going to touch their faces more, not bother with other methods of reducing transmission, and become complacent!

https://www.virology.ws/2018/02/08/a-breath-of-fresh-influenza-virus/?fbclid=IwAR0CtmkP_OP93U7oOZfs03dRIrLkZJJX2JDeW40e8T548ycPONrJpW2rBoI

 

Ah, I have meandered.

Where was I? Morley College.

Yes, the exhibition cancelled, and then later this email:

“We are pleased to announce that we will present your work in a first-ever online MADE exhibition in May 2020!

As you already know, Morley has taken the difficult decision to cancel MADE at Menier Gallery (previously scheduled for 29 April – 7 May 2020). Although the physical show has been postponed, we are excited to inform you that we will present the exhibition digitally and we are currently working on a new Instagram account for MADE 2020 (@MadeAtMorley) that will feature all the selected works of art for each of the four disciplines involved – please, start following!

MADE 2020 ONLINE: The Instagram exhibition will feature your objects as well as interviews and films of production behind the scene. This is a great opportunity to show the hard work that you have been undertaking in this period and to offer viewers the chance to see your superb work online and get to know your art better. All the selected works will also be shown in the new Gallery website and will remain accessible in the future. We aim to launch the online exhibition on May 11th, 2020.

-> Please, note: Morley Gallery is expected to reopen in March 2021 and we hope to host the exhibition there as well in March/April 2021.

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT The new Instagram account @MadeAtMorley is now live. Please start following now!

HASHTAGS
#MorleyGallery
#Morley_College
#Made2020

Well, that will be one way of seeing the work.  I am looking forward to it.

Here is the selected work “Articulation”.  Also the accompanying text.  Like a lot of my work, it was started some time ago, and then I have reflected and reviewed, refined and developed it. I value the process and value contemplation. A contemplative practice is the backbone to any art works I produce.  I don’t stick to a time schedule, unless I am producing something which is a commission for someone else.  It’s finished now, and I am very happy with it.

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articulation sculpture, jenny meehan, wire and paper sculpture, psychotherapy, art therapy, subconscious, healing art, trauma recovery, british artist, ©jenny meehan

 

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articulation sculpture, jenny meehan, wire and paper sculpture, psychotherapy, art therapy, subconscious, healing art, trauma recovery, british artist, ©jenny meehan

 

articulation sculpture, jenny meehan, wire and paper sculpture, psychotherapy, art therapy, subconscious, healing art, trauma recovery, british artist, ©jenny meehan

articulation sculpture, jenny meehan, wire and paper sculpture, psychotherapy, art therapy, subconscious, healing art, trauma recovery, british artist, ©jenny meehan

Above; Various images taken during the process of making “Articulation”.

Below; Information/text submitted to the Morley Online exhibition.

 

“Articulation” What is it?

So here is a bit more about this work, which I have been working on for several years.  I believe its a great mistake to rush a piece of artwork.  They have their own timing, and something like this will be taken out, worked on for a while, and then put away again.  The process continues.  The work is not just the artefact; it is the thinking and feeling it represents.  It needs to evolve.  Like all my work, it comes into being in a piecemeal fashion, bit by bit.  I like the way that the form of this work reflects this.  It’s a very accurate expression of my working process, which I like very much for that very reason.  For this reason, I would call this a signature piece. It includes a poem which can be read if you look closely around the rim.

Untitled

Words are power;
this is why
I stumble and trip.
I try to find them.

For mine are hiding;
cowardly.
They left me helpless;
stuck themselves all over a tree –
becoming harder -soft tissue
into paper

Then,
as you see…

A wooden bark
which
soundless sits
in its own
quiet
dignity.

 

To find your voice as a person sounds easy, but it’s one of the hardest things in life.  Maybe for me, with a lot of childhood trauma and adversity, those formative experiences make “articulation” more a a challenge?  I’m not sure, but I do know that in my second half of life, I have needed to do a lot of personal work through ongoing psychotherapy. This has proved transformative, and vital in locating a stronger sense of myself, and in finding my voice.  As an artist and creative, this “Articulation” expresses the heart of why I work with materials in the way that I do.  It’s part of a regeneration and growth; An expansion and exploration.

On the materials and making dimension of “Articulation”

Process
I took some digital photographs of trees/branches in my garden. Photocopies of these were used as the final layer of papier-mâché. They were the beginning, and end of this process led, instinctive piece.

The galvanised steel wire framework took off nicely. I wanted a sense of control/structure but also spontaneity. Playful rings in the centre invite a childlike exploration. I included suggestions of fluidity/water flow in the outer form using parallel areas of curved wire. I wanted activity and life suggested in what was gradually emerging as a tree stump type form.

The paper parts skim around the form, almost as if being blown by wind; a metaphor for the Holy Spirit of God. My acknowledgement of a life giving, creative, divine influence; inspiration; is key.

The negative spaces and shapes are there to unify the sculpture as a whole; they let you into its structure and in doing that, present a sense of unity to the superficial brokenness. The newspaper and photocopied paper “bark” was sprayed brown paint, then varnished. In one section there is an inner and outer wire wall which have separated from each other. The inner energy of the trunk is pushing the old bark away.

My experience of psychotherapy is integral to my creative output.

 

Deaf, deaf, Hard of Hearing, Lipreaders, + Face Masks

and Matching Accessories, including Bags, Notebooks, Badges and Clothing!

Featured Collection for 2020 due to Corona Virus Pandemic are over Inclusive Designs by Jenny Meehan

Link direct to the whole collection here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/jennyjimjams/shop?artistUserName=jennyjimjams&asc=u&collections=1511687&iaCode=all-departments&sortOrder=relevant

 

 

“Keim Galaxies” Available to Buy on Redbubble.com

 

https://www.redbubble.com/people/jennyjimjams/explore

II am currently putting many of the “Keim Galaxies” art/design up on my Redbubble.com account.  Redbubble.com is a print-on-demand website which artists can post their work on and have it printed on merchandise of many kinds if any customer requests it.  This is a great way to make ones art and design accessible and the artist gets a royalty payment for each time their design is used.   I don’t have the time to print my own work very much anymore, so making prints available on Redbubble.com works well.  If someone doesn’t particularly want a signed print, then they can just get a print through the website.  Conversely, I do produce a very small number of signed prints myself, but the number is very small.  I don’t limit them in number.  I do number them, for my own records.  But it seems silly to artificially limit them.  They are limited simply by virtue that the numbers I produce are very small.

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jenny meehan london surrey contemporary artist blog

 

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jenny meehan art for sale british contemporary artist

 

Jenny Meehan: How to buy my art/design online safely, easily, and affordably.

 

https://www.redbubble.com/people/jennyjimjams/explore

This is my main portfolio on redbubble.com. My focus isn’t on selling online, but accessible and affordable art prints enable people to own and view selected examples of my work and its a great way to share it.

Follow the links to take a peek, or simply put in your browser the words redbubble jennyjimjams (skip the main site advert) , and pages from my profile will come up. Scroll down any page until you get to “View Jenny Meehan’s shop” if you want to look at a range of products they offer with my designs on. Or there’s another option to “shop” called “explore”. (More on navigating the redbubble.com site below)

There are thousands of artists work up on redbubble.com! All with their own “shop” and profile. If you want to buy prints and merchandise from redbubble.com with my work on, ensure you have found the right shopfront. It should be showing on a page with my profile image on.

There is only a limited selection of work I’ve posted on redbubble.com. It’s a “print on demand” site. If you purchase something with my art/design on it, I get a royalty payment while redbubble.com manufacture the product or print.

Any art prints are unsigned. It’s an excellent way for me to make my work more affordable and available. And easy to buy.

Take a look! If there is something you have seen on Instagram, LinkedIn, or my Jenny Meehan Contemporary Artist’s Journal and you would like it available on redbubble, just contact me directly and I can put it up on redbubble.com.

 

 

Navigating the redbubble.com website to locate art/design by Jenny Meehan

Navigating the site can be a bit confusing, and it’s easy to end up looking at work by other artists, rather than just mine, because of the way the website is organised.  If you specifically want to purchase products and prints with my art/design on, the following might help you.

Link to the SHOP section is:

https://www.redbubble.com/people/jennyjimjams/shop

The SHOP section shows my work on different products.  When you start clicking around it also offers an option “See Similar Designs” but this will show designs by ALL artists on redbubble.com which are similar.  I mention because this can be confusing.  If you just want to see additional designs by me on the shop section, then you need to make sure you scroll down to my profile picture and name and look there.  It’s further down.

 

Link to the EXPLORE section is

https://www.redbubble.com/people/jennyjimjams/explore

The EXPLORE section is the best section to navigate to if you want to take a quick look at the whole range of designs I have in my redbubble.com portfolio.  It just shows the designs as a flat image.  When you locate one you like you can then select to see it on various products.  It’s a better way of navigating to my work, as less confusing.

Something you want me to put up on redbubble.com, but I haven’t put it up yet?

No problem!  Contact me via the contact page here on my blog/artist’s journal and I will put it up within three days, normally.

I am able to locate the artwork from my extensive digital archive and put it up on redbubble.com within 3 days. Once it’s up there, you purchase the print or product online and your order is fulfilled by redbubble.com

Other options for buying are you contact me and I can get a print made elsewhere, but generally this often tends to work out more expensive and does take longer.

However. If you require a signed art print, or redbubble.com do not offer the substrate or format you need, this is a better option for you.

Interior designers looking for specific formats and substrates for large scale artwork for corporate, office and business environments or other public spaces may wish to contact me directly for custom made, large scale, interior wall art, prints, etc. Enquiries most welcome.

 

Geometric Abstraction/Geometric Patterns/Repeating Patterns and Surface Design Focus

I have an additional redbubble.com profile with only geometric patterned designs:

https://www.redbubble.com/people/JennyMeehan/explore

 

Which “Keim Galaxies” have I put up on Redbubble.com so far?

Here are some images of the “Keim Galaxies” up at the present time.  I will be adding to them, of course.

 

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jenny meehan british contemporary artist ©jenny meehan “keim galaxies” geometric and lyrical abstract digital prints, jennyjimjams redbubble.com prints, jenny meehan art design on redbubble.com,

Images are low resolution on the internet.  On Redbubble.com it’s possible to have them printed on prints and furnishing, and many different types of merchandise at a very large scale.  This is perfect for interior designers, for both domestic and home settings and is quick, safe, and affordable.

Note: The edges where colours meet are diffused, giving a gentle, organic feel when viewed at very close range. This softening is deliberate, and not a printing fault. The combination of flat solid colours and softened edges on printed substrate is part of my aesthetic and characteristic of all of my flat colour designs.

 

 

Jenny Meehan Contemporary Fine Artist Original Fine Art Paintings for Sale

If you prefer to buy affordable, original paintings, directly from me, I have plenty available and do please contact me letting me know what you are looking for.

The majority of my original fine art paintings can be described as following the style of abstract expressionism and lyrical abstraction. I paint in either oils or acrylics mostly.

A rough price guide for my original fine paintings is between £200 and £600 if purchased directly from me. When you buy a painting or any art work from a gallery setting, there is normally a commission of between 30% and 50% added to the price due to gallery costs and the purchase being made through a business. I am not formally  represented by any one gallery at the current time.

I  regularly exhibits my art working (paintings, prints, and poetry) in the United Kingdom. This is normally as a result of being selected in Open Submission Artist’s Call Outs. My work has been exhibited in many notable galleries, including Pallant House Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Stanley Picker Gallery, and Kingston Museum Gallery. My  work is featured/included in many publications, University and Hospital projects/settings.

 

Kingston Artists’ Open Studios 2020 Cancelled!

Yes, another cancelled exhibition.  Here are some images from last year to look at instead!

 

 

 

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“With great reluctance we have decided to cancel #OpenStudios 2020 because of the #coronavirus situation. We will be back as soon as we can. In the meantime do look at our website & links to our artists’ websites. Do support them by ordering online!”

http://kingstonartistsopenstudios.co.uk

The Garden Gate Oil Painting by Jenny Meehan

 

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the garden gate oil painting by Jenny jenny meehan british contemporary artist©jenny meehan

This is an early painting of mine when I was first experimenting with representational painting. I’ve picked this to share because of the “Staying at Home” message we are all hearing. The painting is my neighbours front garden. The tree isn’t there anymore, as it was sadly cut down.  The pathway leading to the shut gate evokes some kind of memory for me from my childhood.  You shut gates in gardens to stop children from wandering out, in to possible danger. The paintings has shade, on the right hand side, from the walls of the house, and also sunlight which catches the bushes on the left. Young flowering plants grow in the shade, enjoying the protection of the wall from the early morning frosts no doubt.  The strong branches of the tree outside the garden are quite a contrast.

I am finding great enjoyment from my garden at this challenging time, and it is certainly therapeutic!  A good way of relaxing.  Nature is very comforting at times.  I said to myself recently, as I looked at my small tomato plant growing “As long as the plants keep growing, we are OK!”.

 

 

 

 

jenny meehan Kalo Kaleidoscope art design geometric abstract surface pattern on redbubble to buy affordable british contemporary artist©jenny meehan

jenny meehan Kalo Kaleidoscope art design geometric abstract surface pattern on redbubble to buy affordable british contemporary artist©jenny meehan

 

 

©jenny meehan jenny meehan jamartlondon Kalo Kaleidoscope art design geometric abstract surface pattern on redbubble to buy affordable british contemporary artist

jenny meehan jamartlondon Kalo Kaleidoscope art design geometric abstract surface pattern on redbubble to buy affordable british contemporary artist©jenny meehan

 

 

The Art of Caring

Well, ANOTHER cancelled exhibition. Which has become an online exhibition for the time being.

Here is some information about it, copied and pasted from the “Art of Caring” website. http://www.artofcaring.org.uk/

 

“Introduction to “The Art of Caring” Online Exhibition

“We are delighted to participate in the Art of Caring 2020 exhibition, the year which the World Health Organisation designated as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and the bicentennial year of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Any year would have been timely to celebrate the attributes of our highly skilled, multi faceted professions, which make up the largest proportion of the NHS workforce. But with the world facing a global pandemic, it is apposite that in this, of all years, we pay tribute to the contribution and sacrifice made by our colleagues worldwide and offer them our sincere thanks and gratitude.

The theme for this year’s exhibition, ‘Ingredients for a healthy life’ takes on new meaning and poignancy in such unprecedented times. Many images in our exhibition reflect this, appreciating the gifts of comfort and kindness which bind us together. We are indebted to our Artist In Residence, Alban Low in organising our first ever ‘Virtual’ exhibition and hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

Keep safe (and wash your hands),

Prof Karen Norman (On behalf of the School of Nursing, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London).

Karen Norman is Non Executive Director, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Visiting Professor, Business School, University of Hertfordshire

This exhibition is supported by the School of Nursing, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. Thank you to the arts team at St George’s Hospital and our long term artist partners The Arts Project (Peter Herbert/Marius Els) at St Pancras Hospital.”

“The Art of Caring” Online Exhibition will be running over May 2020. Each day there will be the work of four artists on the Art of Caring blog/website, and on some social media platforms too.  Here is the rundown!

Art of Caring Online exhibition 2020
Aaron J Little 20/05/2020
Aasiri Wickremage 15/05/2020
Adam Drouet 07/05/2020
Alan Carlyon Smith 31/05/2020
Alban Low 25/05/2020
Alexandre Santacruz 21/05/2020
Ally Zlatar 20/05/2020
Amanda Van Der Zant 07/05/2020
Amna Walayat 28/05/2020
Ana Miljkovac 26/05/2020
Ann Froggatt 28/05/2020
Ann Kopka 10/05/2020
Anna Bulgakova 18/05/2020
Anna O’Doherty 05/05/2020
Aran Illingworth 20/05/2020
Ayşegül Altunok 19/05/2020
B a r b a r a   Schneider 23/05/2020
Beatrice Bromley 09/05/2020
Beth Barlow 11/05/2020
Bryan Benge 08/05/2020
Carole Loeffler 28/05/2020
Catherine Jack 15/05/2020
Catriona Smith 25/05/2020
Charlotte W Stubbs 08/05/2020
Chiara Cavarzan 29/05/2020
Chloe Ann Munday 12/05/2020
Chloe Laurence and Tom Francome 24/05/2020
Chris Brown 30/05/2020
Chris Holley 27/05/2020
CJ Crosland 18/05/2020
Clare Owen 27/05/2020
Collette Costello 14/05/2020
Corinne Perry 06/05/2020
Cotidad 28/05/2020
Dacc e Dukjan 12/05/2020
Daniel Zlota 05/05/2020
Daniele Bongiovanni 02/05/2020
Danny Mooney 19/05/2020
David Robinson 26/05/2020
Dean Reddick 21/05/2020
Durre Sameen 23/05/2020
Emily Naine 27/05/2020
Gabriella Ranito 04/05/2020
George Mavrikos 18/05/2020
Gerrard Lindley 01/05/2020
GIDEON CONN 30/05/2020
Giovanna Iorio 14/05/2020
Grant Radford & Zoe Maslen. Accent 16/05/2020
Hamish Young 30/05/2020
Hannah Lehane 01/05/2020
Helen Grundy 02/05/2020
Helen Roeten 13/05/2020
Helen Tate 17/05/2020
Henry Kenyon 29/05/2020
Jade Atkinson 02/05/2020
Jane Walker 26/05/2020
Janet Stafford 09/05/2020
Jean Mooney 19/05/2020
Jeff Hunter 25/05/2020
Jennifer Weston 10/05/2020
Jenny Meehan 06/05/2020
Jina Wallwork 01/05/2020
Jon Halls 05/05/2020
Julie Bennett 04/05/2020
Jura Brian Joyce 17/05/2020
Karen Winship 12/05/2020
Kath Lovett 07/05/2020
Katie Frost 22/05/2020
Katy Sayers 21/05/2020
Klaus Pinter 07/05/2020
Laura Atkinson 02/05/2020
Laura Parker 04/05/2020
Laura Scull 14/05/2020
Laurence Morgan 10/05/2020
Lieske Weenink 03/05/2020
Lily Mooney 31/05/2020
Lotta Barlach 27/05/2020
Louisa Pankhurst Johnson 15/05/2020
Lucy Clayton 20/05/2020
Lucy Oates 24/05/2020
Lydia Fernandez-Arias 08/05/2020
Mahlia Amatina 13/05/2020
Maria Lezon 08/05/2020
Marina Medef 23/05/2020
Marius Els 12/05/2020
Mark Carr 03/05/2020
Martin Hill 26/05/2020
Martina Scott 04/05/2020
Mary Conway 24/05/2020
Melanie Honebone 06/05/2020
Mia-Jane Harris 29/05/2020
Misty Athena Stokes 11/05/2020
Monique Martin 03/05/2020
Nadia Uppal 31/05/2020
Nicholas Sweet 14/05/2020
Nicky Chubb 18/05/2020
Nicole Lyster 05/05/2020
Paul March 11/05/2020
Paula De Sousa 15/05/2020
Poppy Field 24/05/2020
Rachael Murray – Created by family carers in Suffolk 17/05/2020
Rakhee Shah 05/05/2020
Raul Moya Mula 16/05/2020
Rebecca Sainsot-Reynolds 22/05/2020
Richard Young 06/05/2020
Ryoko Minamitani 19/05/2020
Sam M Harley 25/05/2020
Sara Jayne Harris 11/05/2020
Sarah Foque 16/05/2020
SEAN WORRALL 03/05/2020
Shannon Amey 22/05/2020
Simon Richardson 29/05/2020
Sonia Ben Achoura 23/05/2020
Stella Tripp 09/05/2020
Sue Thompson 16/05/2020
Susan Plover 30/05/2020
Teri Anderson 22/05/2020
Tracy Ferriss 31/05/2020
Trevor Coopersmith 10/05/2020
Vaiva Kovieraitė 21/05/2020
William Stok 17/05/2020
Yvonne Vignes 13/05/2020
Zelga Miller 09/05/2020

Zoe Douglas-Cain 13/05/2020

As May has started already on publishing this blog post, I have already started to look at some of the artworks and statements online, and they are amazing! Can’t wait to see more!
My contribution:
Here is my submission. Title “Eating Greens” 🤣
Sometimes self care is difficult! It feels unpleasant when we are not used to it!
The thinking behind this submission is that for those in the caring professions, or anyone fulfilling a caring role, it’s so easy to neglect ourselves. Neglecting to eat healthily is one obvious way to neglect yourself, but there are many others. The model in the photo is my daughter, who loves cabbage now… It just took some getting used to.  Often self care feels hard… It doesn’t feel right, but it gives us nourishment which we need.
Jenny (I need to remind myself of this all the time!)
eating greens for art of caring ©jenny meehan print for http://collectconnect.blogspot.com/ and art of caring online exhibition

eating greens for art of caring ©jenny meehan print for http://collectconnect.blogspot.com/ and art of caring online exhibition

And instagram is
jamartlondon_jennymeehan

 

Kingston Museum Exhibition

One of my prints has been shortlisted for this art exhibition at Kingston Museum.  Another one which will have to wait, at this Covid 19 Time we inhibit. No online exhibition happening for this one. It will be titled: Climate KAOS: Kingston Artists Open Studios present works about climate change. Was due to happen in June..

My artwork was one of the shortlisted, and we won’t know what exactly gets hung in the museum gallery until the massive task of hanging the work takes place, whenever that is.  It might be that depending on how the hanging goes, my work might not be in the final exhibition, but the intention at the present time is that it is.

Here is info on my work and the thinking, as submitted in the Artists’ Exhibition Call Out

 

“Artwork title: “Poor art” parody; A Damien Hirst “style” Mandala created from waste and without assistants.”
Medium: digital print on 3 mm panel
Year created: 2019
Overall dimensions: (including frame where applicable) 400 mm x 400 mm
Price: ( including 30% commission) £150

Title: “Poor art” parody; A Damien Hirst “style” Mandala created from waste and without assistants.”

My response to the exhibition Mandalas at White Cube Mason’s Yard.

This mandala started with waste in the form of printed wrapping paper.

I was brought up with the phrase “Waste not want not”, which is said to advise someone not to waste anything, because they might need it in the future. This seems a timely message humankind in the present era especially, and regardless of perceived value, in art or anything else, we should all be using the resources we have wisely, however much or little they cost.

Jenny Meehan is an artist based in Chessington Surrey working with painting, digital imagery and writing..”

 

Other thoughts on this.

The artwork started as something I posted on instagram with the following text:

 

"Poor art" parody; A Damien Hirst "style" Mandala created from waste and without assistants." ©jenny meehan print for Kingston Museum KAOS exhibition

“Poor art” parody; A Damien Hirst “style” Mandala created from waste and without assistants.” ©jenny meehan print for Kingston Museum KAOS exhibition

 

 

"Poor art" parody; A Damien Hirst "style" Mandala created from waste and without assistants." ©jenny meehan print for Kingston Museum KAOS exhibition

“Poor art” parody; A Damien Hirst “style” Mandala created from waste and without assistants.” ©jenny meehan print for Kingston Museum KAOS exhibition

 

About Jenny Meehan

Jenny Meehan – UK based painter-poet artist-author

Specialism: Geometric and Lyrical Abstraction

Artist Journal: https://jennymeehan.wordpress.com/

Image licensing via DACS Designer and Artists Copyright Society (DACS proposed fees are negotiable contact me in first instance)

https://www.youtube.com/user/jennyjimjams

https://www.instagram.com/jamartlondon_jennymeehan/

 

 

Copyright Information – Jenny Meehan

©jenny meehan

Copyright in all images by Jenny Meehan is held by the artist.

Permission must be sought in advance for the reproduction, copying or any other use of any images by Jenny Meehan. Individuals or businesses seeking licences or permission to use, copy or reproduce any image by Jenny Meehan should, in the first instance, contact Jenny Meehan.

Any persons discovered to be reproducing, copying or using images by Jenny Meehan without prior consent, authorisation or permission will be put on notice that Jenny Meehan is the copyright owner and asked to immediately cease and desist the infringing activity. If a satisfactory response and / or compliance is not forthcoming promptly, the matter will be pursued. For clarification of the laws of copyright, please contact the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS). http://www.dacs.org.uk

Copyright for all visual art by Jenny Meehan is managed by the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) in the UK. If you wish to licence a work of art by Jenny Meehan, please contact Jenny Meehan in the first instance to clarify your requirements.

Licencing an image is quick and easy for both parties and is organised through the Design and Artist Copyright Society. It can be done online through their request form:

https://dacs.secure.force.com/enquiry/

For an overview on image licensing on the DACS website, look here.

https://www.dacs.org.uk/licensing-works

Please NOTE: the “Quote” suggested is a proposed fee in line with the industry standard.  While I do stick broadly to the industry standard with respect to fees, I appreciate the need to stick to a budget in publishing, and the quote is a proposed amount. I normally have some flexibility! 

 

DACS will automatically propose a licensing fee in line with the industry standard.  However, please note, this is a negotiable fee. I am happy to be flexible about the initial fee proposed, and it’s not a problem if the initially proposed fee is outside your budget.  Administration of the licensing process is facilitated through DACS, who liaise between us with respect to the exact fee agreed. Depending on circumstances and the nature of your project, I can offer fee reductions for a certain percentage of licensing arrangements.

If you use their online form and attach the low resolution image of my artwork which you have found on the internet, they will know which image you seek permission for. You can also contact me directly in the first instance if you wish to, of course.  Any arrangements will need to be made through the Designer and Artists’ Copyright Society, but I can often offer the opportunity to alter images, for example, putting in different aspect ratios or colourways, so it’s really helpful to communicate with designers and clients first with respect to the actual image required.

So, feel free to contact me if you are looking for a particular type of artwork image, as I have a large archive of images. I will also be able to let you know the maximum size the digital image is available at. If you then wish to licence the artwork image, you would then contact the Design and Artist Copyright Society to arrange the licencing agreement according to your requirements. Once paid and agreed, I then supply the high resolution image directly to you.

Sample Price Guide for book cover image: £350, as below:
For this kind of use:
Distribution: Worldwide all languages
Print run: 5,000 printed copies plus 500 e-books
Proposed licensing fee: £270 +vat
This was below the proposed licencing fee initially suggested to the client by DACS, which was (in that year) £382 +vat, but I had a personal interest in the project therefore was happy to reduce the fee accordingly.
I request three complimentary copies of the book for myself, but I make no fee for the supply of the image.
My images can be licensed for use easily and quickly.  DACS have price lists on their website for different types of use, which should be used only a guide for a proposed fee.  It’s a starting point. I can normally be flexible.

 

 

 

 

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