Jenny Parsons

Born in SA in 1967, Jenny graduated in Fine Art and lectured at the Natal Technikon before moving to Cape Town in 1991.  Since 2000, Jenny has been a full-time artist, exhibiting regularly in South African galleries.  In 2011, she was resident at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.   Jenny works mostly in oils and chalk pastel, and thinks a landscape painting is a place for the eye and mind to play, where the experience of the landscape and the act of painting hold equal importance. She has a fascination with vertical objects such as trees & flora, and thinks they suggest, and in fact replace, a human presence. She also enjoys developing her understanding of the urban landscape. She believes the visual conversation between horizontal and vertical, mass and detail, solidity and fragility further explore our human relationship to the land.

Jenny took a year out to return to art school and do her Post Graduate Diploma, majoring in painting.  Following that, she began creating again with a fresh eye and a re-energised perspective.  She and her husband also traded in the congested chaos of Cape suburbia for the space and tranquillity of the Swartland, and Jenny has become a central figure in the growing artistic community around her.  She regularly exhibits in Riebek Kasteel and Darling, as well as Cape Town, and her work goes from strength to strength.

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bright mixed media

Forest Play II

Framed mixed media on board by Jenny Parsons

painting size 300 x 350 mm

framed size 340 x 390 x 30 mm

vibrant painting

Forest Play I

Framed mixed media on board by Jenny Parsons

painting size 300 x 350 mm

framed size 340 x 390 x 30 mm

landscape

Afternoon Peak

Stretched oil on canvas by Jenny Parsons

canvas size 200 mm sq

tropical palm tree

Palm

Stretched oil on canvas by Jenny Parsons

canvas size 200 mm sq