Zennor Box has been painting most of her life.
She feels It’s important in that click moment when you first see one of her painting that it's easy to look at and undemanding, the style has to be instantly engaging and recognizable, then she likes to give you something you weren’t necessary expecting, this can be humorous, or odd, but she feel the painting really works well when it’s both.
She paints animals or invented creatures in place of humans but discuss human concerns, habits and stories. The use of creatures allows her to think beyond a biased view of a given person and concentrate on their story or behaviour.
Whether it’s the big bull in ‘Roy’ or the bears in ‘Michael’ or the odd creatures in ‘Shave Green’, there’s an intimacy these little creatures unwittingly reveal to us as they go about their daily lives. Unawares and in private there’s no need for them to pretend or perform, they’re in their world with all its trials and tribulations - and there in lies an honesty - and this is where Zennor wants the viewer to be, involved in a world that’s intimate, sometimes strange, sometimes magical but frequently echoes our own.