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.
Established Whiteknights Studio Trail in 2001 – to date
Exhibits regularly in London and Southern England
Member of Chelsea Arts Society
Member of the Pastel Society UK
Artist in Residence: Harris Garden, University of Reading 2013
Artist in Residence: The Silchester Excavations (Calleva Atrabatum), Summer 2014
"An Artist's Year in the Harris Garden"
by Jenny Halstead
published by Two Rivers Press, 2013
"Silchester – Life on the Dig"
by Jenny Halstead and Michael Fulford
published by Two Rivers Press 2015
"Shadows and Reflections"
The Artist, November 2015