Jenny Graham was born in 1946. She studied both at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and at the University of the West of England in Bristol where, in 1997 she received an MA in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking.
Graham’s work is informed by both American and British Painters such as Winslow Homer and Ivan Hitchens and she considers her practice to be part of the continuing tradition of British landscape painting. This slow and contemplative process results in paintings of subtlety and variation. She says of her work:
“I work towards an image which goes beyond the obvious and into the realm of memory and transformation. The oil and cold wax process allows for constant development of the picture surface which is both challenging and exciting. I want the viewer to experience my work as I experience the landscape, constantly changing with the effects of light and wind, not static but in flux.”
Graham’s work has been exhibited widely in both the UK and abroad. She has had solo and group shows in both England and France, and has shown work in The Discerning Eye, the National Open Art Exhibition, National Original Print Exhibition, the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, the Royal Watercolour Society, Wells Art Contemporary and the RWA. Her landscapes have been commissioned and purchased by several Somerset hospitals as well as organisations and private collectors.
She is a member of the RWA Artists Network, Fingerprint and Somerset Printmakers and a founding member of Somerset Open Studios. She regularly teaches a course in Printmaking at the Dove Studios near Glastonbury.