Jenny Sutton is a painter of intimate still life, garden and architectural landscapes. She works mostly in oil, her studio still lifes being meticulously arranged to achieve an exciting balance of shapes and colours, light playing a vital part in unifying the composition.
She read Fine Art at Reading University in the sixties, and came under the influence of Claude Rogers and Euan Uglow, among others, before turning to graphics and typography for some years.
Becoming a full time painter in the eighties while bringing up a young family was the starting point for her obsession with simple kitchen and garden objects, the stuff of everyday family life, which led to a series of beautifully drawn and crafted still lifes.
She was elected an Associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2005, and a full member in 2007. She exhibits at their galleries in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham several times a year (see events page).
She has exhibited regularly at the Royal West of England Academy, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Society of Women Artists, and the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, and “ Not the Royal Academy “ at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London, and with John Noott Gallery in Broadway.
She has also shown work at many private galleries in the UK and ran her own gallery for eight years in her home town of Lymington, Hampshire.
She has been shortlisted for “Artist of the Year 2019” by Artist and Illustrator magazine.
She has work in the permanent collection of the RBSA, and in many collections in UK, Italy, USA, and Ireland.
Jenny is happy to discuss commissions for oil paintings of St Anthony and other Cornish locations.