Biography

Enlivening balances of colour and structure...

"Jeannette Hayes' atmospheric and energetic patchwork compositions are inspired by emotional responses to the landscape. A heightened sense of geological vigour and vitality is brought to life as Hayes immerses one in patches of colour and mark marking. Hayes' work exhibited is based on the countryside surrounding The Vale of the White Horse in Oxfordshire, near to where her studio is located. In this impressionistic view of the world, Hayes also reveals a form of psychological mapping, combining the exterior physical work with an interior landscape of the subconscious and shows how the two are intrinsically linked; memory, perspective, sensation - all these ideas inform her work in enlivening balances of colour and structure." Bath Contemporary.

Photo: Jeannette Hayes

  • Born in Sweden 1962
  • Royal Berkshire College of Art (Foundation Studies) 1981-1982
  • B.A (Hons) Fine Art/ Painting at Kingston University 1982-85
  • Member of the Pastel Society (2002-)
  • Member of the Chelsea Art Society (2003-)
  • President of the Pastel Society (2015-)

    Photo: Mall Galleries

    Exhibitions

  • Dulwich Picture Gallery (Group June 1985)
  • Art for Youth at the Mall Galleries (Group 1988, 1991-93, 1997-99, 2000-3)
  • Kensington & Chelsea Artist’s Exhibition at Leighton House (Selected Group 1992 &1999)
  • Adam & Company/ Spectator Art Prize, Edinburgh (Selected 1992)
  • Diorama Gallery ‘XMIX’ (Group 1998)
  • Bartley Drey Gallery, London (Solo 1999 & Group 1999-2000)
  • Pastel Society Centenary Exhibition, Mall Galleries (Selected Group 2000)
  • Chelsea Art Society (Selected Group 2000-07)
  • The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries (Selected Group 2000)
  • Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries (Selected Group 1998-2015)
  • Carlyle Gallery, London (Selected Group 2002-03)
  • The Gallery, Mayfair, London 2002
  • Pond Galleries, London Selected (Selected Group 2002-3)
  • ART LONDON (Beverley Knowles Fine Art) 2004
  • The Arts Club, Dover Street, London 2004
  • The Bedale Gallery, London (Beverley Knowles) 2005
  • Burlington Fine Art, Piccadilly, London (Selected Group 2005)
  • Galerie Waders, La Garde Freinet, France (Solo 2005)
  • Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton 2005
  • Hampshire Art Fair 2005-15
  • Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate (Selected Group 2006 & 2009)
  • Beverley Knowles Fine Art (Selected Group 2006)
  • The Salt House Gallery, St Ives 2006
  • St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 2006
  • Piers Feetham Gallery, London 2007
  • Alresford Gallery 2007
  • Southampton City Art Gallery (Selected Group 2007)
  • Art London (Frost and Reed Gallery) 2008
  • Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition) 2009, 2017
  • Alresford Gallery 2010
  • Gallery LeFort 2010-2011
  • Artwave west, Dorest 2010-2019
  • Martin’s Gallery, Cheltenham 2011
  • Discerning Eye, London 2013
  • Royal West of England Academy Annual Exhibition 2014-2016, 2018-2019
  • Bath Contemporary 2015-2016
  • ChART - Chatsworth Horse Trials 2016-2019
  • Nadia Waterfield - Hampshire 2016-2019
  • The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 1998-2020
  • Thompson's Gallery (Selected Group) 2018
  • Lime Tree Gallery - Bristol (Group) 2018

    Awards

  • Unison Pastel Materials Award, Pastel Centenary Exhibition 2000
  • Unison Pastel Materials Award, Pastel Centenary Exhibition 2002
  • The Arts Club Award (Dover Street, London) Pastel Centenary Exhibition 2004
  • The Debra Manifold Memorial Award & Linda Blackstone Gallery Award, Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2005
  • Ages Reeve Memorial Award for a painting of London, Chelsea Art Society 2005
  • The Debra Manifold Memorial Award & Linda Blackstone Gallery Award, Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2008
  • The Arts Club Award, Pastel Society 2010
  • The Henri Roche Pastel Award, Pastel Society 2012
  • Derwent Award, Pastel Society 2014