Urban-landscape painter Jenny Parsons uses paint to describe her responses to the ways in which we inhabit the land. In her practice she seeks a connection with an urban and rural landscape that is under increasing political and ecological pressure. When painting the landscape, she senses the fragility of the earth, but also hopes for the constructive coexistence of people and biodiversity.
Jenny has exhibited extensively throughout South Africa and is represented in a number of local and international collections.
She studied fine art at Natal Technikon, and, in 2014, completed a postgraduate diploma at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art, graduating with distinction.
Following the resounding success of the inaugural event in 2016, Solo Studios returns to the Riebeek Valley over the weekend of 11-13 August 2017:
Hosted in and around the towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West, Solo Studios is a collaboration between artists, art curators and galleries based in the area, and has been created to provide an opportunity for art collectors to visit artists in their studios to view and purchase their art. Mostly private and reclusive, the artists invite the fraternity into their personal realm for a rare intimate encounter.
A new addition to this year’s offering is the inclusion of resident authors, poets and book illustrators, all represented on one platform in a group exhibition, “The Writers’ Studio”. A highlight of this programme is the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with political commentator Max du Preez and investigative journalist Jacques Pauw.
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