Jenny Pockley

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Born 1972. Lives and works in Kent, UK



1994-1997 Post Graduate Diploma, Royal Academy Schools, London, UK

1991-1994 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury, UK 1990-1991 Foundation Certificate, Braintree College of Further Education, UK




Pockley’s vibrant contrast of shadow and colour offers hauntingly beautiful representations, which take on a hazy dreamlike quality. Vast skies swamp architectural landmarks in shrouds of rich, luminous colour, where shimmering light or beautifully smooth pigment applied over a gesso ground evoke the weight of rich emotional metaphor. Indeed, the artist’s poignant use of colour cultivates the viewer’s emotional investment in a city, using it to enliven buildings and views that have become signposts for memories and significant moments in one’s life. Individually, each work has a restricted colour palette, which allows the artist to focus on the emotive effects of a single hue through layering a combination of tones.  By abstracting the cityscape and focusing on these formal elements of light, colour, and line, Pockley creates serene and silent views where time is brought to a standstill, ultimately eliminating the hustle and bustle of the everyday city experience.



Awards and Commissions

2011 Hilton Waldorf Astoria, Syon Park, London, UK Major corporate commissions in New York, L.A., London Barcelona, Kazakhstan, Melbourne, Macau and Tokyo

2002 Hunting Art Prize Exhibition, London, UK

1997-2014 Private Commissions, UK, Europe and USA The Lancet 175th Anniversary Supplement

1997 Chevron Calendar Landseer Scholarship

1994-1997 Leverhulme Trust Scholarship

1994-1997 Worshipful Company of Painter/ Stainers Bursary

1995 David Murray Travel Scholarship

1994 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award First Prize for Painting, Kent Institute, UK