Oil on canvas
120 x 120cmThis work was inspired by the summer colours of the Cape’s indigenous fynbos vegetation. Vigorous brush mark and a playful use of pattern and silhouette take this work into the realm of the celebratory and decorative.
Jenny Parsons is an urban landscape painter, living and working in Riebeek West.
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, I sense the fragility of the earth, but also hope for the constructive co-existence of people and biodiversity. Painting the land continues to be a way of engaging with the strangeness of being here”.
Parsons grew up in KwaZulu Natal where she studied Fine Art at the Natal Technikon. She moved to Cape Town, and since 2001 she has worked as a full time artist from her studio in Observatory. In 2014, Jenny completed a Post Graduate Diploma at Michaelis School of Fine Art, graduating with distinction. She moved her home and studio to Riebeek West in 2015.
Parsons has exhibited extensively throughout South Africa and is represented in a number of local and international collections.
View more of Jenny Parsons work at www.jennyparsons.com