Painting
Monongalia County
A.A. Contemporary Music (University of Maine, Augusta)
B.A. Music Performance (University of Southern Maine, Portland)
M.A. Music Performance (West Virginia University)
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Jenny Wilson

My paintings are best described as contemporary landscape or contemporary abstract. I am very focused on the natural world of plants, clouds, sea and sky.  My work has been described as “evocative”, “elegant”, “a feeling of being in the picture”.  Sometimes my work has a quality of stillness, as in a frozen winter’s afternoon or heavy humid sunlight. Recently I have begun to work in water color and I find the improvisational aspect of the medium gels with my background as a jazz musician.

Biography

Jenny Wilson is a professional musician and artist. She was a student at the High School of Art and Design in NYC and studied dance at the Alvin Ailey/Pearl Lang School in Manhattan. Interested in almost all aspects of visual and performing arts she eventually decided to pursue music as her profession. Jenny graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Flute Performance. During that time Jenny worked as the art teacher at the Community School in Camden, Maine and also worked with the Camden Shakespeare as company musician. After graduating from the University of Maine Jenny went to Switzerland and studied flute at the Winterthur Konservatorium with Marianne Stucki and piano with ECM recording artist Art Lande. Her graduate studies in music brought her to West Virginia where she earned her Master of Music degree. She accepted a teaching position at the Morgantown Learning Academy as their music and art teacher and was an adjunct in the music department of the University of Maryland in Frostburg. Jenny currently teaches private music lessons and workshops. Her paintings are in private collections and in juried exhibits across the country.