Jenni was brought up in Cornwall and made her way to Bath to study Fine Art BA Hons at Bath Spa University in 2005. From there she went on to train as a Secondary School Art Teacher in Bristol. Jenni left teaching late in 2021 to focus on her art and creating.
Paint and colour is the focus of Jenni's work incorporating a bigger sense of the abstract, self expression and a little bit of the landscape. The abstract comes from love of the outdoors, the sea, her Cornish upbringing and Jenni’s dyslexic tendencies which making errors when reading, visual disturbances, words moving around or blurred and difficulties carrying out sequences and following directions. All of this is clear to see in her work.
Jenni often finishes her work with thicker heavier lines and this is a nod towards the line and text she finds so difficult to make sense of when reading. Jenni sees in pictures and finds that gathering information from her surrounding is easy to implement into her painting. The narrative here explains that colours are the confusion, often when its overwhelmingly busy and ‘noisy’. Jenni declares ‘it is often misunderstood, the amount of brain power needed to stay focused, it is exhausting, art is natural to me and defuses that struggle and expectation of something that comes easy to others, reading. I wish I could read but I can’t, its not that I can not read the words, it is just that I can not retain the information.
At other times Jenni likes to take her work right back to her routes. Drawing in a very loose style reflective of her Cornish upbringing and the artists that she so admired growing up. Jenni studied her A-Levels in Penzance and was able to taken advantage of both coasts spending much time in St. Ives and Penzance taking on board the scenes and history of art and artists before.
Cornwall is still very much in the present as Jenni visits family and friends often. You can keep up to date with this through the means of instagram.
A-Levels - Penwith College, Penzance
Art Foundation - Truro College, Cornwall
2005-8 BA Hons Fine Art Bath Spa University
2008-9 UWE PGCE Art and Design
2009-21 - Secondary School Art Teacher
2015 - Printmaker selling internationally
Past events and exhibitions
2008 Old Truman Brewery.
2009 Group Show, Bath Victoria Rooms.
2020 NBA Trail Bristol.
2021 Feb/March Boardwalk 'Original Features' Magazine Feature
2022 April - Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives. Cornwall.
2022 May - Snuffy Jacks, Bristol.
2022 May - Upfest, Bristol.
2022 Current - BocaBar, Bristol.
2022 Solo Show - Tobacco Factory
2023 May - Month long Artist Residency confirmed