CREASY, Jennifer [Jennie] M

1941 - 2010

Born at Brentford, London in 1941, daughter of Cecil Theo Creasy (12 June 1915-2005), garage manager, and his wife Doris Conway née Cunning (born 16 February 1912), a mannequin, who in 1939, were living at 14 Marble Hill Close, Twickenham and married at Brentford in 1942. Jennie studied at Ealing Art School from 1956, where her personality was nurtured and where joint ventures between students and tutors, who were often only a decade older than the young artists, were encouraged. When Creasy came of age the leading painters were often associated with artistic groups in Newlyn and St Ives in Cornwall and paintings and drawings by Jenny Creasy attest to the nature of her pictorial gift, which was to transform her emotions into colour and brushwork that have the gentleness of meditation. In 1982 she came to live at North Hill, Wangford, Suffolk and over the next quarter of a century Creasy was an artist of private thoughts, untroubled exploration and hard-won contentment. Creasy’s paintings begin in recollection and are completed by judgement in the privacy of the studio, where forms are often lively, curious, repeated or contradictory, with a palette that plays many a colourful melody. She married firstly, at Kensington, London in 1962, Brian A. Wall and secondly, at Islington in 1982, Anthony [Tony] Casement [q.v.]. Although occupied with marriage and with raising of the first two of her four children, she did not stop painting in those years although her domestic duties prevented a fully public career. She had a commemorative exhibition at Mandell's Gallery, Norwich in 2014. She was buried in Sotterley burial ground, near to her home in Suffolk, in 2010.

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