Derwent Valley Art Crawl

Discover our creative valley

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Jenny Mather

Jenny Mather

Artist - Studio & Gallery

Derwent Valley North - Bamford

Blackberry Barn Studio
Main Road
Bamford
(opp church)
Hope Valley
S33 0AY

Please contact Jenny before you visit

Please either phone or email Jenny for an appointment to view her work.

In this Upper Derwent gritstone landscape I create rhythmic, reflective, translucent watercolours; impastoed acrylics; scratchy chalk or burnished oil paintings.

As a qualified teacher/art therapist I invite you to participate in a studio session (booking essential) to explore environment, try techniques and stretch body, mind and soul.

These 10 images illustrate the range of my work. The first 3 express the River Derwent, mapping its dance through the Chatsworth Estate; then its raw birth on the Pennine watershed followed by a panoramic deluge at Bamford Mill weir.

Number 4 depicts Derbyshire limestone in an overground/underground experience in Castleton's Peak Cavern.
Number 5 follows in Cezanne's footsteps – while painting his Mt St Victoire, it blew off the easel and gathered some genuine 'victoire' earth.
My sixth figurative work was painted from minute sketches and vivid memories which I collected in Sri Lanka.
The final 4 paintings describe metaphysical aspects and responses: Lark Ascending is an abstraction of song from Vaughan Williams' music; then 'In the Beginning' is a meditation on the 4 elements of creation, their juxtaposition and life giving force.
My ninth choice 'The Mystery' is a visualisation of angelic forms proclaiming the wonder of Nativity, Emmanuel – God with Us.
Finally a panel from the triptych 'Song of Ascents' – Risen in Glory.

Please make an appointment to visit these, other paintings – and me – in my studio gallery close to the river Derwent, Ladybower reservoir and Win Hill.

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Jenny Mather
Blackberry Barn Studio
Main Road
Bamford
(opp church)
Hope Valley
S33 0AY
Blackberry Barn Studio
Main Road
Bamford
Hope Valley
S33 0AY
53.346927, -1.690187
1 Jenny with Genius Loci
2 Upper Derwent Watershed
3 The Weir at Bamford
4 Peak Cavern
5 Mt St Victoire Red
6 Bentota Annunciation
7 Lark Ascending
8 In the Beginning
9 The Mystery
10 Song of Ascents