Jessica Ruth ALLEN

Jessica Ruth ALLEN

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



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From exhibition booklet entitled ‘ Jess Allen ~ collections, things I love to collect ‘ a private view at Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn. Nov 15 2005