Following a Diploma in Art and Design in 2013, Jonquil joined the Wimbledon Art Studios and shows her work in London and Cornwall. She works daily from her studio in southwest London.
Jonquil paints in oils on canvas, linen or board. Colour is the dominant driver in her works, creating vibrant still life and rich tonal landscapes.
Her paintings, created using oil paint, are inspired initially by colours she observes in the landscape and things around her. Although her work is mostly representational, she allows the mark-making and textures created as she layers the paint, to inform the image. Her focus is the sense of place, or essence of the object rather than a strict representation of it.
Jonquil’s work has been shortlisted for the Visual Art Open competition twice (2017 & 2018) and exhibited with selected shortlisted works in the National Open Art Prize 2016.