About Jennie

2005 artist at work BEST 393kb 5 590Jennie came to Oxford from Devon to train as a State Registered Nurse.  After a year, she changed direction and in 1961 she started her career with the Oxford Mail and Times Group of Newspapers (Westminster Press).  While there, she acquired the general skills of layout, artwork and design. This was followed by several years of fashion drawing for a London company while working from home with a young family.

From 1978 until leaving for the States there was a happy time in the Agricultural world, attending agricultural shows as Publicity Manager for Challow Products, then as Account Executive for Farmers Weekly visiting livestock markets and calling on auctioneers in London and around England.

She lived and worked in the USA from 1983 to 1987, initially on a Wisconsin monthly journal where she was responsible for decisions on promotions, layout and design and latterly on a health orientated newspaper where she furthered her interest in pen and ink illustrations. In her spare time, she painted in oils and watercolours.

She returned to the UK and from January 1988 to 1990 She was PA to Anthony Verdin, Managing Director of Analysis Automation, owner of Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant, Partner of Morris and Verdin the London wholesale wine company. Duties included secretarial, PAYE, monthly and annual returns of Cherwell Boathouse and Minutes of the Meeting in London of COGDEM (Gas Detector Emission Manufacturers).

From 1991 to 2005, Jennie managed the private practices of a number of Consultant Surgeons in Oxford. For the final nine years, she worked for a young Plastic Surgeon, who specialised in hand reconstruction.

She now paints from her home in a village just outside Oxford and in France beside the Loire. Jennie also spends time furthering her interest in cooking and photography.

Jennie has exhibited within Oxfordshire, including at the Perch Inn, Oxford, the Hand & Shears, Church Hanborough and at the West Ox Arts Gallery, Bampton.

004 SDC10022 Perch inn collecting paintings July 09

2002 786kb JJ 1st big exhibition Ch Hanborough Pom

image 100_1593 jun09 PERCH exhibition