Jenny Halstead PS 

Education/Career

Journeying from the discipline of medical illustration back to the freedom of fine art is an exciting process. My work continues to explore drawing as well as the excitement of the moment. I am fascinated by form and colour and their interaction with light on both landscape and figure, and depict this in oil, pastel and water-based mediums.

Studied Art & Design at Sutton and Cheam School of Art, and then won Guest Scholarship to Royal Academy Schools while training in Medical Art at the Central Middlesex Hospital, London.

Worked in various London Teaching Hospitals illustrating surgery, anatomy and medicine.

Became free-lance, illustrating many publications including Gray’s Anatomy 36th, 37th & 38th editions, also expanded illustrative work into scientific and natural history subjects. Working in partnership with late husband, a palaeontologist, produced numerous books including a dinosaur series for children. Project work together in USA, West Africa, India and China.

Recently involved with teaching adult drawing and painting workshops in London and the Berkshire area, and painting holidays abroad, as well as progression of my own work.

Current Project: Artist in Residence, The Harris Garden, University of Reading
Solo Exhibition of works arising from the residency – May 2013 at the  Museum of English Rural Life, Reading
Publication of the finished work and sketch book studies – May 2013 Two Rivers Press.

Established : Whiteknights Studio Trail - a walking tour of Open Studios in the area of the University in  Reading
( 2001 -  annually ), Co-ordinator and Exhibitor. 

Exhibitions : regularly exhibits in London and in Group shows in South-Eastern England.

Societies:

Fellow of The Medical Artists Association of Great Britain
Member of Chelsea Arts Society
Member of the Pastel Society

Recent Articles:

Anne Hevener, ‘Pushing the Limits : Jenny Halstead’ The Pastel Journal (USA), December 2011

Ken Gofton, ‘Large, Loose and Colourful – Jenny Halstead’ The Artist, March 2012

Jenny Halstead
The Red House
85 Christchurch Road
Reading RG2 7BD
                    

Website: www.jennyhalstead.co.uk

 

 

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Jenny Halstead
Halstead Jenny Afternoon Doze La Gomera sized

 ' Afternoon Doze '
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Jenny Halstead

Jenny Halstead PS FMAA

Biographical Details:

After studying Art & Design at Sutton & Cheam School of Art and a guest scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools, Jenny went on to train as a medical artist, illustrating surgery and anatomy. She worked in London Teaching Hospitals, before turning freelance and publication work in both medicine and natural history.

Breaking away from this discipline over a decade ago to return to the freedom of painting and developing her own work as well as teaching.

Societies:

The Pastel Society
Chelsea Arts Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

Caran D'Ache Award 2017

Exhibitions:

Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
Reading Guild of Artists
Henley Guild of Arts & Crafts
Whiteknights Studio Trail
Art in Hospital RBH
Chelsea Art Society
Regatta – Henley
John Noott Gallery, July 2017

Solo Exhibitions:

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – at the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading – 24 May - 30 June 2013

Silchester – Life on the Dig
at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Saturday 24 October - Tuesday 3 November 2015

Articles & Publications:

Pushing the Limits – Jenny Halstead
by Anne Hevener, The Pastel Journal (USA) – December 2011

Large, Loose and Colourful – Jenny Halstead
by Ken Gofton, The Artist - March 2012

The Not So Secret Garden – Jenny Halstead
Berkshire Life – May 2013

An Artist in the Garden – Jenny Halstead
The Artist – May 2013

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – published by Two Rivers Press – May 2013

Invited Artist in Residence – Silchester excavation
(The Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum)

Silchester - Life on the Dig
by Jenny Halstead & Michael Fulford
published by Two Rivers Press, October 2015

Artist invited to record a year in the life of The High Sheriff of Berkshire 'A Chain of Office' 2016/2017

Website:

http://www.jennyhalstead.co.uk/ 

     


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