© 2018 by Jean Mintoft
All pictures on this web site are copyright. They may not be used in any form without permission of the artist.

ABOUT ME

Jean Mintoft

I am an artist living in Plymouth, England. 

I love the area where I now live, and am really inspired by the beautiful scenery right on my doorstep.

Ever since I was a toddler (when I scribbled over the newly decorated walls of our lounge!) I have loved drawing, painting and anything crafty, and was especially inspired by colour. I dabbled in painting all my life, but it was not until 1999, when my husband and I moved to the west coast of Wales, that I started to take my painting seriously. There, inspired by the beautiful scenery, I started to paint landscapes. I was often asked to paint commissions for holidaymakers, who wanted to take their wonderful holiday memories home with them! At the time I painted mainly in pastels, but since I moved to Plymouth in mid 2014, I have experimented in other media, and currently use mainly acrylics, sometimes with collage and mixed media.

 

Colour has a strong emotional resonance for me, and such things as a sunset sky and the sparkle of sunlight on the sea always cause my spirits to rise. In particular, I am interested in the contrast of light and shade, dark and light. Strong defined colours are my favourites, and in general I avoid muted colours. I also find fascination in patterns and mechanical structures, and have done paintings of motor bikes, steam engines and the like. Flowers, still life, portraits, dogs, and occasionally also other animals, have been subjects for my paintings.

 

All my adult life I have been a committed Christian, and I see painting as a wonderful way to express my faith, by attempting to show beauty, clarity, wonder, fascination and “life” in my work. I seek to reflect the love of God and the amazing world around in my paintings.

 

A few more details:

I am the Secretary of The Plymouth Watercolour Society and a member of the Quayside Artists, Oreston, the Breakways Art Group in Oreston, and am a member of the Drawn to the Valley group of artists.

 

I am happy to take commissions. Contact me to discuss your requirements.

Please note: On this site, the price stated on each image is the cost of the original painting only, without any mount or frame. The price does NOT include any packaging, postage or carriage. This will be calculated according to what is needed.

 

Please contact me if you are interested in any of the images.

All paintings shown in the galleries on this site are originals.

Exhibitions:
Solo Exhibition in Hooe, Plymouth in November 2018.
Solo Exhibition in Tywyn, Gwynedd, July 2000
I have exhibited with the Meirionnydd Society of Artists, 2002, 2003; the Aberdyfi Art Society every year from 2002 to 2013; the Plymouth Watercolour Society from 2014 to the present; the Quayside Artists and the Breakaways Group, Oreston from 2014 to the present.
For about 8 years, up to 2014 I was a member of the Dyfi Arts Guild in Y Plas, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, displaying and selling original artwork and hand-made or hand-painted craft items in the Gallery at Y Plas.
 
Many of my paintings are currently exhibited in the Church View Surgery, Plymstock, Plymouth.  
CONTACT ME
to enquire or order items.

Email me at: jmoartworks@gmail.com 

Phone: 01752 946 917