Neville Jermyn developed his artistic practice under the mentorship of practitioners at Project Art Works. He joined the collective in 2007 and further developed his individual practice as a member of the Mentoring Studios at Project Art Works from 2009.
Neville’s preferred subjects in which he’s most interested is of animals and natural history, (one of the many topics of which he appears to have an almost encyclopaedic knowledge).
His favoured method of working is drawing with coloured pencils through which he can exercise a level of control and precision which is important to him.
The scale of the works is modest, usually between A3-A2. The image is methodically executed and begins with an incisive line drawing of the subject and its’ surround which is then systematically coloured by means of an in-fill of regular shading that looks almost mechanically produced. The resulting pictures possess a singular characteristic and remain very idiosyncratic to Neville’s vision. The arresting impact of the images is testimony of an unusual sensibility.
Exhibitions & Residencies
If A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words, Hastings Arts Forum Gallery, 2010
Heroes, Dreams and Visions, Hastings Arts Forum Gallery, 2011
Littoral Drift, Coastal Currents, Hastings, 2014
In The Realm of Others, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2015-16
Workshare, Art on Loan, London, 2016
Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 2017
Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 2018
Coastal Currents, Hastings, 2018
Putting ourselves in the Picture, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, 2019
Short listed for Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019
Ignition, Hastings Contemporary, March – May 2021
Turner Prize 2021 Exhibition, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, September 2021 – January 2022
Coastal Currents, Project Art Works studio, Hastings, 2022
Short listed for Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022