Jennifer Louise Martin is a visual artist from London, she studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London.
What inspires your work as an artist?
I am influenced by fashion photography and am an avid collector of vintage patterns and textiles, exploring hand embroidery, knitting and the manipulation of fabrics in my work. Having studied Psychology, the human psyche and expression of emotion plays an important role in my work, highlighting how the conflict between our sub-conscious and conscious cognitive process can influence our contemporary being.
Who are your biggest influences?
The painters that have influenced me include; Jenny Saville, Marlene Dumas, Soutine, Matisse ,Gaugin and Erwin Olaf.
What does your work mean to you?
My work is how I express my thoughts and emotions. It gives me a voice and hopefully resonates with people so they can reflect on the their experience of being human.
What techniques do you use?
I use mixed media in my work Printing techniques, hand embroidery, knitting but mainly acrylic and pastel on canvas.