My name is Jenny Van Gimst and I am a full time professional artist in Oil Paintings.
Art has always been my passion. I knew from a very early age that art was going to be the most important in my life. It takes practice and patience to be a full time artist and I am finally able to devote as much as possible to my studio work, the time left I spend in my B&B at home.
After many years working in and around art, making a living as a graphic designer, I finally can dedicate most of my time on fine art. I am a trained artist, in the seventies I started going to the art academy of Antwerp and stayed 10 years. I loved those years. For myself, I love oil painting. I love first of all the smell of the paint and love to work with lived things, used things.
I want to show the beauty of the ordinary, of the forgotten, Beauty is hidden in everything, you only have to see it. If I can seduce the viewer, is this not the intention of making art? The audience provided that he or she takes the time to stand still. There are many ways to do that. I call my work families: my settings / associations / stones / they are all moments of balance where the structure of the surface is for everything different. Therefore, I have to reflect everything differently and the best possible. My way of working is to display the caracter of the object as faithfully as possible.
I prefer working with things lived, used, rusted, broken, since it is these things that make the greatest challenge. A broken piece of glass, old paint,photographs. These things painted correctly gives them a new life, a new life a dimension more often.