Jeanne Mundy - Artist and Illustrator
Featured in 2020 on the BBC1 series 4, ‘The Farmers Country Showdown’,
Jeanne works from a log cabin studio situated on farmland in Nidderdale.
After moving away from the East Riding, she followed her dream to develop her art practice. Her love for the countryside, and her interest in sheep, provide inspiration for much of her work.
Landscapes tend to depict big skies, with paintings of Swaledale reflecting the ever-changing weather endured by the hardy Dalesbred sheep.
Other work has been inspired by returning in recent years to Bridlington,
painting in and around the Wolds, Boynton and the coast.
Holidays abroad in New Zealand and Europe have offered great painting opportunities where the focus has been on light, shadows and colour with scenes of sea and country, towns and villages.
Using a range of media; water-colour, acrylic, charcoal, pen, pencil and ink, the work is diverse, sometimes experimental, but always developing. Jeanne enjoys working ‘en plein air’, and is a regular and successful exhibitor, individually and with the Yore Valley Artists’ group.
Her work is on sale in ‘SMART Gallery’ Leeds and other exhibitions throughout the year.
Jeanne provided the artwork for Dan Metcalfe’s highly acclaimed ‘Fields of Mud, Seeds of Hope’ installation commemorating the end of WW1, in Ripon Cathedral. The steel figures are in various locations around Ripon.
Portraits of people and animals are frequently commissioned.
As an illustrator, she has developed a series of wacky
greetings cards entitled 'Some rabbits....' that are based
on rabbits in various ironic and humorous situations, and are for sale in Ripon at Forbes Gifts and interiors.