Jed Brignal

Internationally renowned visual artist based in this city.
She has an intelligent and inherent sense of joy that is evident in her dramatic and vibrant images.

Jed has had many one woman shows in the city and county and has also had her work exhibited around the world in London, Midland Texas, South Korea and Barcelona. Nottingham City Council continues to use her work to promote a positive perspective of our urban surroundings. Cards of her paintings can be found in tourist retail outlets. Jon Collins, Leader of the Council has her Red City Square hanging in his office.

Jed runs curriculum enrichment workshops as a free-lance practitioner increasingly choosing to work with younger children and whole school projects such as the much featured Time Tunnel at Rufford Juniors in Bulwell. Some of these projects have been included in a recent book by Belair called Creativity in Literacy. As part of an urban regeneration programme her paintings appear on road signs in Medan Vale, Market Warsop and Mansfield Woodhouse.

As well as painting she also creates quirky sculptures from found materials – one is of a duck called ‘Ey Up’ – which may be adopted by Nottingham in Bloom as a floral roundabout display.

Jed has designed and created a unique and amazing garden, open to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme and featured in many national gardening magazines. Jed was chosen to show TV viewers her garden and to talk to Dominic Heale about her rare plants on East Midlands Today. Then selected for a special programme about Nottingham gardens where hers was featured on BBC2 Gardeners World presented by Monty Don.