Artist - Jennie Tuffs
Jennie Tuffs, born 1943. Designed posters for London Transport 1987-1995
- Educated; the Accademia dei Belli Arti, Florence ; 1963-1964
- Educated; Goldsmiths College; 1966-1967
- Educated; St Martin's School of Art ; 1961-1963
Jennie Tuffs has worked as an artist, clothes designer, teacher and lecturer. Her vibrant paintings of flowers have been commissioned for book covers, posters, calendars and cards, as well as being exhibited and sold as paintings and limited addition prints. Every composition reads as both a rhythmic, decorative pattern across the picture surface and as an illustration, demonstrating acute observational detail. The combination creates a dynamic balance between abstraction and representation. She describes her artistic practice as 'using what is in front of me, abstracting from it, I try to transform it's own energy, light and texture, into precarious harmonies'.