Artist Julia Whatley visited Jenny at the Teddington Design Studio this week. She has produced a series of fabulous prints exclusive to Jenny Blanc Interiors
Julia Whatley is a well-known painter and illustrator. Having studied fine art at Goldsmiths in the eighties, she went on to produce work for Hewlett Packard, Punch magazine and Harpers & Queen to name but a few. Her joyful interpretation of line and movement led to long-term residencies with The Royal Ballet and The BBC Concert Orchestra. She now lives in Dorset drawing and painting for exhibitions and private clients.
The inspiration for the Caribbean Kama Sutra series of prints came from a copy of The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana which Julia found in a charity shop and which was illustrated with black and white photographs of Indian erotic sculptures.
“I put this beautiful representation of love and the exotic and powerful beauty of the Caribbean into my drawings.”
Jenny Blanc personally commissioned a series of 12 works on which she collaborated with Julia. Each one has the ‘JB’ monogram hidden within the content of the image. The prints are signed by the artist and are available framed or unframed
Two sets of six originals on a thick archival mount are available at £18,5000 per set. They are supplied in special boxes which have been hand decorated by Julia and there are ribbon handles attached to the reverse of the mounts to make it easier to take them out of the boxes. Painted in acrylics with some pastel, much of the work is composed of found items and collaged materials such as torn paper, ribbon, lace and feathers.
Jenny donated two of these exquisite Julia Whatley prints to be auctioned at the Valentines Ball to raise funds for the Jenna Trust in Barbados. The pair of prints raised the astonishing sum of £8,500.