Burley Village Hall
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September 8th to 23rd 2012
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Jennifer achieved her Diploma in Education from the Froebel Institute, Roehampton, specialising in art and sculpture and with Honours in teaching practice and art. She spent five years teaching in schools, such as the Dragon School in Oxford, teaching handicrafts, and at Chigwell and Harvington, Ealing. During this period Jennifer continued to experiment with most media and had settled on pastel and sculpture in wood. This was followed by five years of painting in Malaysia under Chung Chen Sun, Principal of the Malaysian Institute of Art, then a private establishment. (This has grown subsequently into the major Art Institute of Malaysia, and Chung Chen Sun is its President). This was Jennifer's introduction to traditional Chinese painting, which technique she has subsequently used exclusively. She had a one-man exhibition in Kuala Lumpur before leaving in 1970 and has exhibted with the Pastel Society and the R.W.A. On returning to the UK in 1970, Jennifer continued to paint and started to teach Chinese Brush Painting. The first classes were given for the Holiday Fellowship, but she soon found that running longer courses were more productive. Jennifer and her husband, Ian, organised and managed group visits to China, which included two or three week courses in painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing as well as a tour to parts of China of special interest to artists, such as Huang Shan and Suzhou. They also organised similar painting courses at the Malaysian Institute of Art with tours of Malaysia and Singapore.
Jenny and husband Ian have 'retired' to Tasmania.