Jenny O’leary

Jenny is a textile artist and tutor living in Shropshire. She works with Batik, hot wax resist, mainly on tissue paper combining it with bleach, inks and dyes and sometimes stitch to create beautiful surfaces and textures. Landscape, it’s shapes, details, colours and textures are her main source of inspiration, particularly of Shropshire and the borders of Wales where she lives. Jenny also creates wet and needle felted landscapes adding machine embroidery to add an illustrative quality to her work. Recent work has involved creating more sculptural relief surfaces to emphasise the shape and form of the landscape. She is a member of The Batik Guild, The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft and The Embroiderers Guild. She runs courses and workshops and gives talks about her work.