FEBRUARY EXHIBITION: LOCAL ARTIST JENNIE SHALES
GOING OUT TO COME IN: PAINTINGS BY OUTDOOR ARTIST JENNIE SHALES
A new exhibition opens on Monday 4 February at the The Oriel Joanna Field Gallery, the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, showcasing the work of Pembrokeshire artist Jennie Shales from Lowertown, Fishguard, painted in a variety of beautiful locations in Pembrokeshire.
Aberiiddi – Blue lagoon – Chalk pastel on pink paper
The idyllic and changing landscape of Pembrokeshire‘s coastline and countryside offers many beautiful places to work and there’s nothing more Jennie likes to do than head out onto the coast and be there ‘in the moment’.
Working on location (En plein air) Jennie, usually accompanied by her ‘step dog’ Rosie, uses chalk pastels, acrylics, watercolour or a mixture of all three, and has more recently been experimenting with a mixture of media and techniques, such as using mono-printing as a background and overlaying with some chalk pastels.
Newgale - Boogie boarding after school. Acrylic on canvas
Jennie’s work features on walls in homes in the UK, Canada, America, Australia, South Africa, Dubai, Sweden, Thailand, Borneo, France and Spain. You can view more of Jennies art by ‘liking’ her Art page on Facebook (Jennie Shales Art).
This exhibition runs until Friday 22 February and can be viewed at all times when the theatre and adjoining café is open.
The Oriel Joanna Field Gallery at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven features the best of Pembrokeshire’s vibrant arts scene alongside work from further afield. Conveniently situated right next to Café Torch, it’s free to look around at all times when the theatre and adjoining café is open. Café Torch and the Joanna Field Gallery are on the lower ground floor of the Torch Theatre and both fully accessible.