Jenny Jones was born in Norfolk in 1954, and brought up in Shropshire. She went to school in Hertfordshire, and after leaving school went to Florence for five months to study part-time with a painter called Russell Foreman. On her return, she did a foundation course at Shrewsbury Art School, followed by a degree
In 1976 Jenny Jones began to exhibit oil paintings while teaching part-time.
Jenny Jones was married in 1978 and she stopped painting for a child rearing break, and in 1983 she began to paint again. Jenny Jones was painting and exhibiting regularly by the time her daughter was born in 1990.
In 1998 Jenny Jones was involved in a series of six educational programmes for Channel 4 and the BBC. She was one of six people featured working in the arts, and was chosen to do the programme which concentrated on painting.
Jenny Jones started illustrating in 1998, and 'Danny and the Great White Bear' written by Anne Cottringer was published by Macmillan in September 1999. 'Happy Birthday Amelia' by Nicola Moon, published by Pavilion followed in October 1999. 'When I grow up” by Lenny Gooding was published by Macmillan in 2000. 'The Sand Bear' by Shen Roddie, was published by Bloomsbury in 2002 and “Harry’s Box” that was published in 2003.
Jenny Jones is currently working on a collection of paintings for a series of exhibitions in Wales and the borders.
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