Jenny Keal draws her main inspiration from the rich history of the landscape. Her special interest is in vernacular architecture and local culture, and she will explore the most remote places to locate an old farm or cottage set in wild scenery. The historical associations have a profound influence on her work. Her inspiration is also drawn from the atmospheric effects of the weather on the landscape, and the geology of mountains, valleys and coast. She frequently travels in the UK studying the similarities and differences in the local buildings styles and cultures.
As a keen gardener, Jenny also enjoys painting flamboyant flowers and foliage in pastel.
She and her husband, artist David Bellamy, travel to some of the most remote and inhospitable places of the world in search of spectacular scenery and cultural encounters, frequently taking painting groups with them on trekking and adventure trips.
Jenny's book 'Learn to Paint Landscapes in Pastel' was published by Harpercollins in 2003 and her first instructional dvd 'Painting Landscapes in Pastel, A Welsh Hill Farm', was released in 2008. More information can be found at www.jennykeal.co.uk