Jan 15 2013 By Nicola Oakley
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Each week the Wirral News will turn the spotlight on a local artist or photographer. You can submit your photographs at www.wirralnews.co.uk/yourgallery. This week we feature 19-year-old Jenny Watts from Gayton...
Name: Jenny Watts
AFTER attending Wirral Grammar School for Girls 2004-2011, I am now in my second year of studying BA Fine Art (Hons) at Lancaster University and hope to become established as a successful practising artist.
I am a passionate individual who is constantly thriving on experience and finding out new ideas and new ways of doing things.
I am currently working part time as a volunteer at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool and the Peter Scott Gallery in Lancaster University, gaining experience in the artistic working environment.
I also host a weekly hour-long radio show on the university’s station, which may be something I wish to carry on afterwards and pursue as a full-time career.
I have always been fascinated with exploring "beneath" and seeing the effects which this could bring – the possibilities of going that one step further. With this in mind, I have found myself exploring abandoned urban environments and structures which frequently go unnoticed. I want my art work to reveal the truth to people and educate them in a certain way. I am exploring the exterior and interior within my work.
I am mainly creating my works through the layering of drawings, photography and sculpture presented in installation form.
I aim for my work to be understood as exploring space and what space can do; why it is so variable and hidden in some circumstances. I have previously focused on people’s emotion within and their reaction to abandoned spaces. I now want to move forward into exploring the easily missed and the unseen.
More of my work can be accessed on my website at www.jennywattsart.com
Click on the gallery below to see a selection of Jenny's work