Jelly Green is a figurative painter who lives and works between London and Suffolk. She has been mentored by artist Maggi Hambling since she was 16 years old, is a former student of The Prince’s Drawing School, and a NAFDAS Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Scholar. Her work is on permanent display in The Rowley Gallery in Kensington and has been acquired for private collections in Europe, the US, Asia, the Middle East, and Australasia.
During 2015 & 2016 Jelly spent four months living and working in a treehouse in the Brazilian jungle in the central state of Goias on consecutive painting residencies. Florestas is the result of that time. The exhibition shows a variety of large and small watercolours - all painted in situ in the rainforest - representing a landscape that is exploding with life and colour. These paintings are the first of an ongoing project of hers to capture not only the vibrancy and lushness of this extraordinary place but also its fragility and vulnerability.