|Born in 1967
| Jenny Parsons is an urban landscape painter
working mostly in oil on canvas and chalk pastel.
For Parsons 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.
Her work shows a fascination with vertical objects on the landscape – trees, buildings, lampposts and other structures; as well as the “drawings” on the land created by roads, paths and other demarcations. These elements suggest and in fact replace a human presence. The visual conversation between horizontal and vertical, mass and detail, solidity and fragility further explore the human relationship to the land.
Parsons' latest paintings are made from bird's eye view drawings of Sea
Point and Greenpoint in Cape Town. The very substance of the paint and
the act of painting, with its markmakings, layerings and oblitorations,
speaks of the history of the land.
Jenny has since worked with a number of art and educational institutions including Community Arts Project, the Durbanville Cultural Society and the Ruth Prowse College of Art and Design where she was head of the Fine Art department in 1998 and 1999.
In 1996, together with artists Mary Visser and Diana Page, she started the Boudoir Biscuits, a collective of women artists. The group have collaborated on numerous projects and exhibitions. In 2002 the Biscuits were one of three finalists in the Cape Town Convention Centre National art competition. This project was redeveloped and in 2003 they were awarded the design contract for the carpets in the Judges Chambers in the New Constitutional Court Building in Johannesburg.
Jenny works as a professional artist from her studio in Woodstock.
Artist: JENNY PARSONS
Title: Bantry Bay Pool
Size: 55 x 62 cm
Price: R 8 700 Unframed
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