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A commissioned portrait of a young man and his experiences when visiting and on work experience in Nepal. The landscape, culture and schoolchildren with whom he worked are shown within an integrated composition
He, and we, were part of a school trip from Sheffield, supporting local schools in Kathmandhu and trekking up to Annapurna Base camp



A work on the theme of the poem 
 by Robert Frost. 
 The Road Not Taken’,
 the last stanza: 

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

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Hathersage

Hathersage - oils

This painting was commissioned by a couple leaving the area.
Autumn - day after day, the grey gloom flattened the landscape features until one afternoon gaps of blue sky appeared. I painted ‘en plein air’ furiously between blustery showers. The field patterns flung over the flanks of the moorland formed the main rhythms. The gritstone edges echoed the slabs of Hathersage houses

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Whitby Wedding - watercolour

St Mary’s Church on Whitby’s east cliff with the River Esk leading from the town into the sweep of Sandsend bay looking towards Kettleness Head
A commission to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a wedding in this church

Stations of the Cross

I was asked to be part of a group of 15 artists creating a ‘Station of the Cross’ to be displayed in Derby Cathedral during Lent and Easter 2015.
My station is no 4 ‘Jesus Meets His Mother’
I have done it as a triptych, a traditional way of telling a story in 3 parts

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Mary watches Jesus struggling up the Golgotha Hill

“Oh, son; Why, Why with all your potential, your gifts and abilities did you have to take it to this extreme and end up with the horror of death on a cross. Why didn’t you ever think about the effect this will have on us - your family, friends and followers?”

Jesus, “Mother I AM thinking of you all; it is for each beloved one that I have to die in this way. This IS my potential which I now fulfil. This is Father God’s plan from the beginning of time so that everyone who believes in me can have eternal life; be welcomed into His family and kingdom. My death is not the end of everything but the beginning of everything new.”

Mary, “Son - go then and do what you were sent to do. 
 So be it; I return you into the hands of God your Father for His resolution - I give you my pain and my blessing”

Jenny Mather    Blackberry Barn Studio, Main Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0AY
01433 651795     jenny@jennymather.co.uk