Jenny Wheatley trained at West Surrey College of Art and design gaining a BA Hons. in Fine Art/Printmaking in 1981. Jenny Wheatley’s paintings give a sense of warmth and vitality to the viewer. One of the youngest ever elected members of the Royal Watercolour Society, she was initially best known for her works in water-based media. In recent years her large oils and acrylics have been widely collected both by the private and public sectors. Much of her work is influenced by her frequent travels abroad, where she paints in situ and collects information and artefacts that appear in her larger, more formal studio paintings. She was sponsored by Christies Contemporary Art to travel and catalogue the changes from Polynesian to Melanesian culture, and was the artist/recorder on a trip with the joint British/Indian armies to Kashmir and Ladakh. Jenny has appeared as a regular Art Expert on Channel Four’s popular Watercolour Challenge programme. She appears in books such as Visions of Venice, and writes articles for various art magazines.