ANDREWS, Jennifer

1935 - 2021

Jennifer Andrews with John Nash

Jennifer Andrews was born in Oxford in 1935. She studied on a Foundation Course at the Oxford School of Art and later attended the Royal College of Art, where she obtained a diploma in Design. Whilst at the RCA she attended a botanical illustration course run by John Nash at Flatford Mill Centre and continued to attend this course annually and occasionally took part in group visits to the East Anglian School of Painting And Drawing at Benton End where she painted the flowers grown by Cedric Morris and she moved to Suffolk in the 1960s. A painter who used various media, of landscapes, gardens, flowers and fruit in ink with watercolour or gouache. Jennifer developed her own style of sepia ink and watercolour work, drawing first with a flexible nib, then overlaying the waterproof ink line with clear colours, these paintings were made on off-white, hot pressed paper. The gouache paintings show an individual approach to the medium and she enjoyed using a variety of tinted and textured papers. Jennifer exhibited at the Royal Academy also showing at other London exhibitions also in Oxford, and in East Anglia including at the Minories, Colchester, the Phoenix Art Gallery, Lavenham and the Quay Gallery at Snape Maltings. She was a member of Colchester Art Society for many years and of the Ipswich Art Club from Mill House, Mill Lane, Henley, Ipswich from 1968 and where she was a regular exhibitor including three watercolours in 1973 'Tobacco Flowers', 'Lenton Rose' and 'Snowdrops', four watercolours in 1974 'Sea Front, Sheringham', 'Snow', 'Fuchsia' and 'Roses, Tobacco Flowers, Grasses' and showed in the following year a watercolour 'Apple Blossom'. She was a member of the Suffolk Open Studios from where she ran courses on 'Painting Flowers' and at Flatford Mill Field Centre 'Sketching and Painting in a Suffolk Garden'. Jennifer Andrews died on 13 December 2021 survived by her two daughters Tasmin and Katherine.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Bridge Farm, Bridge Sollers, Hereford
1964 Christmas Roses
from Mill House, Henley, Ipswich
1974 997 Apple Branch ink & watercolour
1002 Cistus Ladaniferus ink & watercolour

Jennifer Andrews with John Nash 1958

Works by This Artist