Jennifer Hogwood’s bold, distinctive style arises from an unerring sense of colour, a singular talent for observation, and a huge affection for animals. In her “McMoo” collection of highland cows you’ll find soft pastel tones and a quirky sense of humor. This is in complete contrast to the vibrant colours she uses in her “Disco” collection portraying the strength and might of some of the largest and fastest animals on our planet, often African.
Just down the road from her house Jennifer’s studio is a former milking parlour on a working farm in rural Wiltshire. Animals have always been a big part of Jennifer’s life and she finds their presence comforting – “they have such individual personalities and a lovely innocence about them.”
Before starting to paint, Jennifer spends time with a pencil sketching freehand until she feels the composition is perfect. She then begins to apply the paint in layers, building up a richness of colour and texture, then adding other elements to bring character to each piece. She begins each painting with the nose and works outwards, adding in the layers of detail until the final stages of white highlighting.
Born in 1980, Jennifer grew up in a rural village in Bedfordshire. Surrounded by rolling fields she spent as much time as possible outdoors often riding. Although she always loved painting and being creative she had no formal art training and is completely self taught.
“Highland cows have such individual personalities and a lovely innocence about them.”
Jennifer Hogwood’s Inspirational Journey
Jennifer’s subtle use of diamond dust gives her work an iridescent sparkle and a stylish contemporary feel. The perfect finishing touch, it adds an enticing shimmer to a sunlight summer’s day or an icy glitter to a starlit sky.
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