Jennifer was born in Glasgow and grew up just outside the city, in rural Stirlingshire. She attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, from which she graduated in 1997 with a first class honours degree in fine art painting at the age of 21.
Since then she has returned to Glasgow and continues to live and work in the city’s West End. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK, and has also shown work internationally in New York, Singapore, Florida, Zurich, and Toronto.
During her career Jennifer has received a number of awards including the HSBC Investment Management Award for artists under 35 at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and the David Cargill award at the Royal Glasgow Institute. She has been regularly selected for the BP Portrait Award and has also been invited to exhibit in the main collection at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
1993-97 Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art, Dundee:
BA (Hons) Fine Art – First Class
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters HSBC Investment Management Award
The Royal Glasgow Institute David Cargill Award
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Arts Club Prize
The National Open Art Competition Regional Prize for Scotland and the North
The George Duncan of Drumfork Travel Scholarship
The Ewan Mitchell Award for Figurative Painting
The Royal Glasgow Institute Strathearn Gallery Prize
The Paisley Art Institute Miller’s Creativity Award
The Paisley Art Institute Glasgow Arts Club Award
The Lady Artist’s Club Trust Award
Publicly commissioned portraits
Professor Dame Frances Kirwan, Magdalen College, Oxford
Professor Dame Hermione Lee, President of Wolfson College, Oxford
Mr Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum and Dr Thomas P. Campbell, Director of the Metropolitan Museum, NY, for New College, Oxford
Mr Mervyn Rolfe, Lord Provost of Dundee
Dr Wilson Sutherland, Acting Warden, New College, Oxford
Dr Ian Graham-Bryce, Principal of Dundee University