London Art Fair

With Blue Shop Cottage

I am showing a new group of paintings with Blue Shop Cottage  in the Projects area at The London Art Fair  20 - 24 th April and London Design Centre. 


"In the sky we had rediscovered the moving principle of any work of art: the light, and the motion of colour." - Sonia Delaunay


Blue Shop Gallery's curation of works selected for the London Art Fair 2022, concerns light and how it dances into and out of our physical and inner/emotional landscapes. The memories we hold, the places we live, the rooms we inhabit and the souls that inhabit us. The world around us can pulse and glow or darken and loom. Light is the symbol of hope we seek, search for and hold onto. We are always drawn in - to a flash of red amongst an orchestra of green or a glowing orb of yellow in an ocean of blue.

Jess Allen's painted still lifes are interior moments of quiet, interrupted by light. Her world is a soothing pause from a technological life. Jess captures the graphic nature of sunlight and how it casts a shadow on our daily-doings, shifting ever so slowly throughout the day.

"The substance of painting is light." - Andre Derain

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." - Francis Bacon

Please email us on to receive a London Art Fair 2022 catalogue.


April 18, 2022