Jennifer Smith is an Irish artist working and living in The Netherlands. She has a BA (Honours) in Fine Art – Painting from Limerick School of Art & Design. She paints large-scale female nudes with oil and acrylic on canvas and paper.
She uses an abstract expressionist style that features multiple layers and contrasts in terms of meaning, texture and technique. She is very interested in the process of painting, exploring the complexity of image making and the working of oil and acrylic to create a structural composition.
In her paintings, images of nude female figures disappear and emerge in often vacant spaces, constant and without conclusion. With obscured faces they are in abstract terms an expression of emotions. Re-appearance of these figures lends a semi-autobiographical narrative to the works.