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’s range of original woodcuts, as well as other works, many framed exhibition-ready, are available for sale or for display. Please contact us for further details. Other 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.
View a selection of original works from Jennifer’s recent shows in Linton and Swavesey.
Armadillo Central stocks 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 and updates on exhibitions that she is involved in on her Instagram page. You might also enjoy visiting her website, which is currently being updated: www.jennifercopleymay.com.