Jennifer Hunt

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I follow the strand-line along Dorset’s beaches, foraging, sketching and writing about my finds. I like to use a fine pen to record the detail of my journeys, washing in colour afterwards. My background of botanical art is a strong influence in my work and, as a writer, it feels natural to add words into my paintings. Having spent most of my life in Dorset, I feel an affinity to the landscape, wildlife, beaches and, especially, to that space between tides which changes constantly, leaving a trail of seaweed, shells, feathers, pebbles and fossils – all of which give me inspiration. I have recorded my journeys along Dorset’s coast in my published sketchbooks – ‘A Year on Chesil Beach’ and ‘A Year on the Jurassic Coast’. I also create greetings cards, prints, calendars and picnic mugs from my original designs. Like the changing shoreline, my artwork has evolved over time and will go on changing with the tides and the seasons.