Jennifer Marshall, has been an established
professional artist for over fifty years
and first exhibited at Bonython’s Gallery in Adelaide in 1962.
Marshall was Head of printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts from 1977 to 1989 before moving to Victoria where she taught at RMIT, Monash, Ballarat and La Trobe Universities.
“My printmaking has been governed by the conventions of mark making, dictated by the use of cutting and engraving tools, and by my practice of drawing which, although independent from the prints , nonetheless forms an important part of my work.
The prints start from rudimentary sketches and not from preliminary, finished drawings . They are then developed from state proofs and this manner of working is similar to the way in which my paintings evolve . In other words ,there are layers that have been worked and re-worked , often over months and years .
All of my work , reveals a pre-occupation with the quality of light. Transition and gradation , transformation and turbulence. Surface texture mark-making, tonal shifts and dramatic chiaroscuro contribute to an overall pre-occupation with change.”
– Jennifer Marshall
“……..there is a very odd thing about painting and natural light. You might say, which is the true picture? When do you ever see the true picture ? It doesn’t exist ! All the colours shift , morning to evening , the space shifts ,its alive”
– Christopher Le Brun in conversation with Barbara Rose, Brooklyn Rail Feb. 2017
Jennifer Marshall is represented by Handmark Gallery
Key Image: Jennifer Marshall. Bass Strait.
Jennifer Marshall. Etched Crossing (2017).
Jennifer Marshall. Forest after Glover (2018).
Jennifer Marshall. From Opossum Bay (2014). Oil on linen. 78cm x 198cm.