A local artist rediscovered

About the exhibition

The daughters of Chiswick artist Heather Jenkins are in a quandary about what to do with more than 40 of her watercolours, which only came to light hidden away in a cupboard in her studio after she had died last year, aged 95.

The works all feature locations close to where the artist lived in West London, notably Kew, Richmond, Wimbledon and the Strand-on-the-Green area of Chiswick. The daughters are reluctant to sell or even part with the paintings.

So we are taking advantage this opportunity to celebrate the work of a local artist who has been all but forgotten for quite a long time.

A report on the artist’s daughters’ discovery has appeared in Chiswick Calendar.

All works shown are watercolour on paper, approx 27cm x 37cm image size, unless otherwise indicated.


The Thames, looking east towards Chiswick bridge

Strand-on-the-Green low tide

Strand-on-the-Green, incoming tide

Strand-on-the-Green, looking towards Kew Bridge

Kew pier

Kew bridge and landing stage

Strand-on-the-Green from Oliver’s island

The Thames at Richmond

The Windmill on Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon windmill

Oxford Gardens

Oxford gardens (viewed from Oxford Road South)

Oxford Gardens III

Strand-on-the-Green II

Kew pier II

Kew pier III

Thames Path, Kew

Across the river

Chiswick garden

Autumn garden, Chiswick

Spring garden, Chiswick

Leading up the garden path

An array of potted plants

Interior, Oxford Road South

Interior II

Portrait of Heather Jenkins (by Marjorie Jenkins)

Artworks featured in the exhibition