Jess Allen was born in Bridport. She studied initially at Camberwell College of Arts and then at Falmouth School of Art where she obtained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. She lives with her husband, a sculptor, and two children, in Penwith. Her preferred genre is still-life, which allows her to focus on the study of simple everyday objects, seeking to convey (in the words of De Chirico) 'both a sense of presence and absence'.
Recent paintings of clothing explore ideas of femininity, sexuality and image.
Painter in oil
works and access
Purple felt hat ~oil on canvas
Purple bowler ~ oil on canvas
Pretty in pink ~ oil on canvas
Practically pink ~ oil on canvas
Forget me not ~oil on canvas
Four butterflies ~ oil on canvas
Party shoes ~ oil on canvas
Open Studios Cornwall 2014
misc further info
From exhibition booklet entitled ‘ Jess Allen ~ collections, things I love to collect ‘ a private view at Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn. Nov 15 2005