Born into a farming family, Jenny grew up on the borders of Sherwood Forest where she enjoyed drawing from an early age. After an A level in art, Jenny progressed to an honours degree in Archaeology and Ancient History at Nottingham University, extensively utilising her interest in archaeological illustration and artefact drawing.
This combination of a love of historical landscapes together with man’s connection to the earth, appear throughout her paintings.
Her interest in boats and the sea are fully depicted in her Cornish paintings. After developing the debilitating illness M. E. 25 years ago, Jenny returned to her artistic roots, within a short time becoming a full time artist exhibiting at a number of galleries throughout the country. Her paintings have appeared with the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Royal West of England Academy. She moved her studio to St Ives in 2008 and her paintings are held in both private and public collections.
Jenny’s dramatic paintings glow with vibrant colour and life. The atmospheric landscapes and seascapes are painted from direct observation, many en plein air. Rich strong colours and textures are created with strokes of colour next to each other, often in layers and unblended. This impressionistic technique allows the vibrancy and energy of the painting to be retained when viewed as a whole. As well as her landscapes and seascapes, Jenny specialises in painting light and character filled interiors, many of them artist studio spaces.