Born in England into a creative family, Jennifer Copley-May has been passionate about all forms of art since early childhood. As an adult she studied botanic illustration and continued to develop her artistic talents in several other areas: portraiture, landscapes, animal portraits and more recently, abstracts, graphics and illustrative work.
Jennifer is at ease working in most media: pencil, ink, watercolours, oil, clay and even embroidery. She has also created large scale mosaic works for swimming pools and a series of back drops for a dance hall musical. Jennifer has always encouraged people of all ages who think they are not creative and continues to run occasional courses for children, beginners and accomplished artists, focusing on various aspects of the arts. For her, creativity touches everyone and is within everyone’s grasp.
A member of The Association of Illustrators, her graphic designs have been commissioned by theatre companies, gardening societies, exhibition and event promoters, card printers and publishers. Her commercial work for publishers has included Blackbird Digital Books’ original logo and our own collection of multi-coloured armadillos as featured in our logo. Other projects include the cover drawing for David Selzer’s poetry collection: A Jar of Sticklebacks.
Jennifer has been developing a range of original woodcuts since 2013 – we have a number of framed exhibition-ready originals available for sale or for exhibition, some of which are shown on this page. Please contact us if you’re interested in making a purchase. Other recent one-off pieces by this immensely versatile artist include works in watercolour, pen and ink, and mixed media – check the news pages for information about current and past shows.
Armadillo Central holds a selection of cards and a collection of fine art prints on 310 gsm Hahnemühle paper with archival inks. Email us for details.
If you’re interested in exhibiting, hiring, buying or commissioning Jennifer’s artworks please contact us. See more of her work on her Instagram page. Her website and blog is currently under construction and will be launched imminently: www.jennifercopleymay.com.
Check the Armadillo Central blog pages for news of latest shows.