Jeanette Barnes studied Fine Art at Liverpool Polytechnic in the early 1980’s.
Originally from a small Lancashire mill town Barnes became fascinated by the architecture, people and energy of the city and this has been her subject ever since.
She attained a Post-Graduate in painting at the Royal Academy Schools and was then awarded a Henry Moore scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art for an MA in printmaking. Whilst continuing with her own practice and maintaining a studio in East London, since graduating she has taught drawing on the Royal Academy of Arts Outreach programme and is also a drawing and printmaking tutor at the Royal Drawing School.
Drawing has always been the key to her practice and she enjoys working on a large scale, these finished drawings are not about one moment in time, but a history of events, a visual diary of change often taking many months to complete. To make these works Barnes produces a variety of sketches on location and rapidly executed compositional plans.
Her works are in private and corporate collections including Foster+Partners, Battersea Power Station, Hammersons UK and Manchester City Art Gallery.
2018 Metropolis Felix & Spear, London (press release)