Jenny Beard is a painter from Barnsley who is currently based in Leeds.
Working within contemporary painting, her process is built upon automatic drawing, using digital tools to create and manipulate sketches. Abstract mark-making is used to explore optical space, depth, and flatness, in vivid colour.
Jenny’s work holds a strong focus on identity; her experience as a Northern, female artist is explored sensitively and satirically throughout her painting. Her work combines a tongue-in-cheek humour with playful colour and form.