Whether tackling the subjects of children’s stories, painting riverside scenes or portraits Susan Jelley does so with a skilful hand and deftness of touch. By using a smoky impressionistic style she manages to show the light and energy of the things she paints. Her painting of London really captures the hazy chaos of early morning by the river. Her pictures of models and Russian girls show sensitivity for form and sympathy for the subjects. This is clearly art made by an artist who cares deeply about the world around her. The illustrative works of children’s stories would make fantastic gifts for younger relatives as the characters are painted in a practiced and studied manner. Varied and always interesting, Susan Jelley’s work will surely prove popular with the discerning customers of LondonArt.