Jenny works emotively to respond to the untamed element of the sea and its inspiring changing moods. Accurate portrayal of ships is as important to her as the more random freedom of moving water in creating overall composition. Jenny also tries to capture the elemental atmospheres created by ever changing weather and tide.
Jenny works mainly in oils of fine grade linen canvas, but sometimes use gouache medium on heavy paper, always using brushes. For more detailed accuracy of ships and boats, vessela she resorts to research material, work up in sketches, often to full scale drawings, which can be transferred to canvas. Sometimes Jenny works on more than one picture at a time but she mostly concentrates on one project. Photographic reference material is essential to much of my work, expecially in depicting the now extinct deep sea trawling industry as a backup to the resources from somebody directly involved. Comissions take on average two to three weeks to complete, depending on the size and subject.
1942 Born in Woolwich, London
1960s Camberwell School of Art, National Diploma in Design
1960s/70s Travelling, Sailing and painting for gallery outlets, RSMA lay membership
1980s Specialised in gouache/watercolour works, mainly of marine subjects of east coast background.
1994 Renewed RSMA lay-membership
1996 Elected Associate member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists
2008 Re-elected associate member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists
2009 Elected member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists
2007 RSMA Annual Exhibition, Mall galleries - Classic Boat magazine prize, IPC Media
2011 RSMA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries - Derek Gardner Deep Sea prize
2014 Coach House Gallery
2008 Coach House Gallery
2004 Coach House Gallery
1998 Watermans Fine Art, Jermyn Street London
1995/6 Grimsby and Cleethorpes libraries, fishing and general maritime works
1993/4 Ferens Open Exhibitions, Hul1990s Falmouth Marine Art Exhibitions; Mystic Martitime, USA; Royal Society of Marine Artists; The Little Picture Gallery, Mousehole, Cornwall; Kendalls Fine Art, Cowes
Works reproduced annually in Allen and Betrams Maritime Artists Calendars. Also included in A Celebration of Marine Art, the Royal Society of Marine Artists book. Listed in Whos Who 32nd Edition
Jenny finds particular satisfaction in depicting the (now extinct) sea trawling industry, and is particularly fascinated with the changing weather and tide. She also has extensive experience in painting private yachts and historical maritime scenes. Reference material is essential to ensure that a historical vessel is accurately conveyed, therefore the artist will rely heavily on sketches or naval architect plans. Typically a commission will take 2-3 weeks to complete.