I was extremely privileged to grow up with a very creative an artistic Mom who supported me in my art from a young age.
I did art as a subject in school and did Jewellery design at Tygerberg art centre. I went on to study B.Prim.Ed Art at Stellenbosch University and since then have been inspiring young people to believe in their art.
After doing commissioned murals in Pretoria for years I moved to Somerset West and started teaching at Somerset College.
It was during those early years of teaching that I started painting for pure enjoyment in my spare time; painting what I loved and creating works that I was proud of.
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Jenny lives in Somerset West, having recently moved from Hermanus. My aspirations to become a concert pianist were never realised and having studied IT post matric, I began a successful career in business, culminating in the creation of several start-up companies: FedEx Southern Africa, Dugmore Property Consultants, FireID (IT), Reakiri and Kuraflo (pharmaceutical), Scriptabl (IT security).
For relaxation, I attended art workshops in Provence, France as well as locally, in South Africa. Inspired through instruction by brilliant international artists such as James Bland, Tom Benjamin, Collie Whisson, Jennifer McChristian, Aine Divine and Wayne Atkins, I began actively pursuing art. I have been privileged to take lessons with talented local artists: Marie Stander, Oliver Scarlin, Christopher Reid, Shirley Howells, Willie Schlechter, Elize Bezuidenhout, Sonja Franz, Grant Woods and Willie Jacobs, whose input I have highly valued.
I am married with two adult children and five wonderful grandchildren. I am a passionate gardener fascinated with nature and paint realistically, primarily in oil and more recently, in watercolour. My beloved family and two adored cats provide inspiration, subject matter and support in my artistic pursuit.
Exhibitions 2016/2017 PJ Olivier art Centre with Marie Stander Stellenbosch 2018/2019 Kalfiefees 2018/2019 Finalist in Bouchard Finlayson Tondi competition 2019 HAC First Friday Art Walk exhibition State of the Art Louresnford
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Jennifer was born in Johannesburg but grew up mainly in the Midlands of Natal. She went to Johannesburg for the first ten years of her marriage and began painting with Bill Ainsley, before moving back to Natal where she and her husband lived in Durban. While living here she enrolled with UNISA and completed a degree in Fine Arts. She moved to Knysna in l988 and then finally in 1996 she moved to Somerset West in the Cape Western Province, where she now resides.
B.A.F.A. UNISA HIGHER DIPLOMA – FINE ART – NATAL TECHNIKON
Unisa Exhibitions 1979 and 1981 New Signatures Exhibition 1987 N.S.A. Solo Exhibition of Artist’s own Work – Portfolio Art Foundation – Durban Knysna Art Gallery Strydom Art Gallery Erinvale Art Exhibition – 1996-2014 Chelsea Art Gallery – Somerset West. Auberge du Payson 2006 Southern Wright Gallery South African Society Of Artists Portfolio of Artists Kirstenbosch 2007 South African Society of Artists merit Award South African Society of Artist 2010 15th Exhibition, Lessedra Gallery. Sofia, Bulgaria. 2010 16th Exhibition, Lessedra Gallery. Sofia, Bulgaria. 2011.
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My art journey has really only just begun, after a 23 year corporate Marketing career ended in 2011. Regular art classes and workshops influence me and challenge me and I keep exploring and learning.
My inspiration? Seeing beauty all around me with “new eyes” since starting to paint. It’s in the shape and colour of the clouds, so different, each and every day, it’s in the look in my new puppy’s eyes, it’s in a face that I see in a crowd, and it’s in the beauty of what I see on my travels, which I photograph and use as reference material in my studio. My art style leans towards realism, though, trying too hard to create detail is not my intention. I try rather to capture the essence of what caught my attention initially and inspired me to want to paint it.
Member of South African Society of Artists (SASA) and Constantiaberg Art Society (CAS) Sales of art at various SASA Exhibitions, CAS Exhibitions, Royal Cape Exhibition, Elliot Art Gallery Auction, sales to private individuals and Private Commissions.
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