Jenny Wheatley, RWS NEAC (born 1959)
Jenny Wheatley has been producing ambitious oils and watercolours for more than 35 years. Working in both the field and the studio, she employs colour emotively to convey a personal response to places and events that have been important in her life.
Jenny Wheatley trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design, gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking in 1981. She has exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal West of England Academy, in the provinces and internationally. She was winner of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Canada, in 1983.
Jenny Wheatley held her first solo shows at the New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham (1982 & 1984), and others regularly at the Nevill Gallery, Canterbury; the Bohun Gallery, Henley; the Bourne Gallery, Reigate; the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London; and the Russell Gallery, Putney. Chris Beetles Gallery held a solo show in 1993. She is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and the New English Art Club.
Jenny Wheatley has undertaken international painting trips, including two that were sponsored. In 1987, she joined a British and Indian Army expedition through Rajasthan, Kashmir and into Ladakh. Then a year later, she was sponsored by CCA to travel through the South Seas recording transition in the outer islands from Polynesia into Melanesia.
As an educator, Jenny Wheatley has taught on various courses, acted as a Painting Expert on Channel Four’s Watercolour Challenge (in both 2000 and 2001) and published Adventurous Watercolours (2011).
Having lived in Margate, Kent, for many years, Jenny Wheatley is now based in Portloe, on the south coast of Cornwall.