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Garland With Glimpsed Garden

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Jenny Martin

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Garland With Glimpsed Garden by Jenny Martin
Screen Print 9/12
52 x 48 cm

Reg. Number: G1424

Print Label Print Label

Jenny's work is heavily influenced by her travels, particularly her visits to Pompeii and India featuring scenes of bustling markets and urban cityscapes, or archaic buildings often intertwined with plants other vegetation. These motifs attempt to document human activity, without necessarily presenting the human form.

"Illusion and reality, memory and fact are associations fundamental to my painting and printmaking. Artefacts: painting; sculpture; jewellery; liturgical objects inspire me and acquire new significance and context in my work through their position and juxtaposition. I choose the objects and images initially because I respond instinctively to their colour and aesthetic qualities. However, I am also concerned with their meaning; past significance or use, or a kind of universal significance".

"Whilst people themselves rarely feature in my work, the fact that they were once or are still in a place, leaving a mark, a wall painting or an object is what interests me. I want to create a sense of human presence and activity through these clues rather than necessarily depicting life itself".

After studying at the University of Edinburgh, Jenny Martin went on to the Edinburgh College of Art and gained an MA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1996. She also furthered her studies by gaining, an MFA in Painting. Since completing her studies Martin has developed an affinity with printmaking, and has exhibited her work across Britain, throughout both Scotland and London. As such, her works are featured in many private and public art collections. She has also received many awards, most recently from the Fenton Arts Trust. Martin currently holds a teaching position as Development Manager at Leith School of Art, and continues to work both as an artist and as a scholar, having contributed to many publications, as part of ‘The Artist Magazine’.

Jenny Martin's Profile at Edinburgh Printmakers

With thanks to Tolquhon Gallery for information about this artist
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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


With your help we're able to:


Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers


Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:


Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
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Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
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"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.


Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

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Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair