Jackie Kushner is making her mark in the art world

Artist Jackie Kushner will be showing off her work at an exhibition in north London next week.

Ms Kushner's pieces - a mix of drawings, paintings and prints - are made up of black and white marks using pen and ink.

The former JFS art teacher tells People: "I get my inspiration from nature - from looking at things and observing. My pieces are my response to nature. They explore the boundaries between abstraction and realism. I deconstruct things."

Ms Kushner has been an artist for 40 years. She has exhibited in the UK and abroad, and also paints in water colours and oils.

She lives in Gospel Oak and has a studio in Sussex. She runs art classes on portfolio presentation, life drawing and painting.

The exhibition, Marks in Nature, runs December 1 until December 5, Burgh House in Hampstead

    Last updated: 11:00am, November 29 2010