Born and educated in Bristol, Jennifer studied at the West of England College of Art. She worked as a toy designer and then display designer before becoming Art Department Technician, first at the College of St Matthias Bristol and then in the Polytechnics Faculty of Education. She moved to Devon in 1978 and now works from home.
She has exhibited in Paris and New York, in the Royal Academy and at a number of shows with the Printmaker’s Council, including the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal national Theatre and both the International Mini-Print Exhibition and National Print Exhibition in London. There have also been a number of solo shows.
“In the main, my work falls into several broad, thematic categories. There are pictures which have been inspired by the scenery of Devon and Cornwall, those which explore the nature of distortions through reflections, and those which are simply quirky, even humorous. Several year ago I gave up etching, which had always been my main medium, now I paint in acrylics. I always think of what Turner said, ‘Painting is a Rum Business.’”