Jenny Tyson trained at Signora Simis in Florence, the Byam Shaw School, the Central School and Moray House. After her studies she returned to her native Scotland to work in the Ceramic Workshop, Edinburgh and for the Richard Demarco. Gallery. Following her marriage she moved to London and for the last 25 years she has been living, teaching and exhibiting in West Sussex.
Her work is inspired by a a sense of place; fascination with colour, pattern and repetition all of which are found in landscape. Colour is paramount and Jenny’s bold vibrant palette is influenced by the Scottish Colourists whose work she has been familiar with since childhood. A sense history, light, space, music and distance are all stimulants which can inspire and initiate a painting. She has always been fascinated by the changing light and moods of her native Scotland.
Jenny has taught all her life, most recently at Pallant House Gallery and West Dean College she now teaches regular painting courses at the gallery which are always sold out. For this exhibition Jenny has painted a series of small intimate landscapes which communicates her direct emotional expression and love of pattern.