Watson, Jenny

b.1951, lives in Lilydale, Victoria.

Jenny Watson's paintings have a diaristic function, recording memories and everyday events and disclosing intimate and personal experiences. But she also recognises that representation or communication is dependent on codes and styles which often have a detached or awkward relationship with what is trying to be expressed. In her later work, Watson uses naive techniques such as irregular lettering and a lack of perspective to suggest 'childish' or regressive states where articulation is fragmented and unfinished.