Jennifer Semmens was born in Cornwall in 1964. She studied at Falmouth College of Art and Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology in Cheltenham, before returning to West Penwith to continue painting professionally and more recently, with her husband to bring up their young family.
Jennifer is known for her semi-abstract compositions that feature parts of architecture. The recent paintings derive principally from a trip to the west of Ireland. They are infused with a sense of place, but also give a feeling of space and isolation. Painting in subtle, earthy colours on rough textured surfaces of her own making, her paintings are almost archaeological finds; intriguing shapes and forms exposed like shards from a rough terrain.
Jennifer is a regular exhibitor and member of the Penwith Gallery in St.Ives. She has exhibited extensively throughout the West Country, as well as past exhibitions in London, Germany, France and The Netherlands.