A GATHERING OF ANCESTORS 

The Fitzrovia Gallery 31 January - 5 February 

139 Whitfield Street, London W1T 5EN

OPENING HOURS 

Tuesday 31 January  - Saturday 4 February | 11 - 6

 Sunday 5 February | 12 - 4 

Imagining A Time Before

2022, oil on canvas, 122 x 91cm

£4,400

Rescuers Under A Black Moon

2022, oil on canvas, 122 x 91cm

£4,400

Susanna

2022, oil on canvas, 120 x 100cm

£4,400

Her Demons, Her Hope

2022, oil on canvas, 120 x 100cm

£4,400

Hag, Virago, Crone

2022, oil on canvas, 152 x 122cm

£5,500

A Gathering Of Ancestors

2022, oil on canvas, 122 x 152cm

£5,500

The Guardian, The Mother

2022, oil on canvas, 120 x 100cm

£4,400

The Monster's Ball

2022, oil on canvas, 122 x 152cm

£5,500

Dreams & Nightmares 2

2022, oil on canvas, 51 x 40cm

£990

Pouring Moonlit Gold

2022, oil on canvas, 51 x 40cm

£990

Every Fairy Tale Needs A Princess

2022, oil on canvas, 51 x 40cm

£990

Lilith & Eve

2022, oil on canvas, 51 x 40cm

£990

Feeding The Baby Birds

2022, oil on canvas, 61 x 76cm

£1,485

She Walked Out One Day

2022, oil on canvas, 61 x 41cm

SOLD

Grandma's Coming To Tea  (diptych)

2021, oil on canvas, 80 x 129cm

£2,200

Lockdown Selfie

2020, oil on canvas, 91 x 61cm

SOLD

The Artist In Her Landscape (After Rousseu)

2021, oil on canvas, 91 x 61cm

£1,200

Self Portrait As A Middle Aged Woman

2020, oil on canvas, 60 x 51cm

£1,100

Lost Girl 1

2022, oil on canvas paper, 65 x 50cm

£990

Lost Girl 3

2022, oil on canvas paper, 65 x 50cm

£990

Lost Girl 4

2022, oil on canvas paper, 65 x 50cm

£990

Red Riding Hood

2021, gouache on paper, 42 x 59cm

SOLD

The Artist & Her Muse

2019, gouache on paper, 39 x 29cm

£550

An Imagined Conversation With My Younger Sister

2019, gouache on paper, 35 x 27cm

£550

Sisters

2019, gouache on paper, 35 x 27cm

SOLD

Dive into Jess Quinn’s surreal, colourf-filled world and join us to celebrate her first solo exhibition which includes her most ambitious and large-scale works to date. 


Jess’s unique vision is vivid and unsettling - through her work she explores female archetypes and  the experience of the female artist whilst facing her own demons.

Her paintings reflect her personal struggle to survive and create in a restrictive and oppressive domestic space - the struggle to find her voice and independence, the struggle to reconcile child rearing with making art. 


She skilfully weaves together memories and real events with fictional characters and places borrowing from fairy tales, folklore and history of art. It is a thrilling and potent mix  and we cannot wait to share her enigmatic, compelling paintings with you.

‘I am not afraid to use colour and pattern and often employ an abundance of both. We tend to associate colour with a childlike lack of sophistication especially in Western culture where we are encouraged to employ restraint in order to show maturity and sophistication. I have no interest in a muted world.’ - Jess Quinn


‘Jess is a figurative artist of both narrative and surrealist disposition. That narrative however is hardly explicit, often casual, almost throw-away in its sly references and darkly fanciful associations. It draws freely upon myth, legend and fairy tale, and upon art history too, or seems to do so, for the hint is there, but left to us to pick up: so too those odd, scarcely noticed particular details – of socks, shoes, hats, collars and cuffs, rings and ribbons, a crab, a cat. There is to it all a quietly unsettling, febrile, almost angry intensity of mood and feeling quite its own’ - William Packer, Artist & Art Critic - Quote from catalogue introduction. 

Jess Quinn was born in Bristol in 1968 to a British father and American mother. Childhood summers were split between the beautiful hills of Snowdonia and the vast flat farmlands of Indiana. She trained at Glasgow School of Art, 1993-96, gaining a first class degree and the prize for best degree show. Family and children followed. Jess went on to train as an art teacher and returned to painting with renewed vigour in 2016. She lives and works outside Cardiff.

CONTACT | katherine@kittoecontemporary.com with all enquires