Jacksons is supporting a stunning new exhibition at Jersey Arts Centre featuring the work of two local artists who were inspired by their connections with nature during the island’s lockdown.
‘On the Wild Side’ is a collection of paintings by well-known Jersey artist Kathy Rondel and local French abstract artist Michele Snape.
Explaining her inspiration for the works, Kathy said, “Most of our work has been painted during our two lockdowns, when both of us, like so many others turned mind and soul to gardening. This seems to be reflected enormously in our paintings, along with our daily walks around our beautiful island, loving the flora and fauna. If lockdown had to be endured, there really isn’t a more stunning place to have been, especially for artists.
“Although we’ve both been painting for many years, we have walked very different paths to our present styles and this is our first show together. Michele’s latest work is abstract using bold, bright colour. My paintings are more representational although there’s a hint of the abstract. I am sure that our art complements each other and hope that people get the same joy of colour that we feel while painting.”
Commenting on the sponsorship, Andrew Searle General Manager Jacksons Channel Islands said, “We are delighted to be supporting this fabulous exhibition of work by these two extremely talented artists. We’ve seen many restrictions in place during lockdown but this is proof local talent knows no bounds. This is an exhibition not to be missed!”
Kathy added, “Jacksons’ sponsorship is an enormous financial help but it is more than that, it is a vote of confidence which every artist knows is invaluable.”
‘On the Wild Side’ runs until 3rd July in the Arts Centre’s Berni Gallery after which both artists will be donating a piece of work to charity. Kathy is donating to Durrell and Michele’s art will be going to Dementia Jersey.
The main image shows work by Michele Snape.