Jenny was born in Woolwich, London and completed four years at Camberwell College of Art in London where she received a National Diploma in Design, after which she travelled extensively throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. She worked for the BBC television while studying television design. Most of her inspirations come from her early days of seeing ships and boats passing by her windows on the River Thames and during annual seaside vacations.
Jenny spent 25 years sailing and for a short time worked on a commercial coasting ship. She lived aboard a self-built gaff-rigged sailing cutter for several years, cruising the coast of the UK, the North Sea, Holland, Belgium, France, the west country the UK and the Isles of Scilly. Most recently she cruised the Arctic waters, aboard large vessels, in three separate trips which included Greenland, Spitzbergen and Norway. Her work reflects her childhood impressions and these experiences at sea.
She has had seven solo exhibitions and has completed many commissions for private and corporate clients, including a recent painting for the Royal Courts of Oman, and in 2014 for the ‘Friends of Hermione’ Trust based in New York.
As a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Jenny has won two major prizes during the Society’s annual exhibitions at the Mall Galleries, London, including the Classic Boat Prize and the Derek Gardner Deep Seas Award. She paints mostly in oils, but sometimes watercolors. Her work can be found in galleries in the UK and the USA and is included in collections throughout Europe, Australia and the United States.