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Jenny Parsons

Jenny Parsons is an urban landscape painter working mostly in oil on canvas and chalk pastel. The city of Cape Town, with its areas of pristine nature interlocking with dense human habitation, provides a rich and diverse engagement for this artist. Parsons' paintings of Cape fynbos, the vegetation that is endemic to the Cape Peninsula, are a significant part of her exploration of brush mark, colour and light. "For me, a landscape painting is not merely a visual representation of the world. It is a metaphor for the human condition, in all its mystery. I paint to try to make sense of the fragility of our world, the passing of time, and our shared experiences of light, air, colour and space. Painting the land continues to be a way of engaging with the strangeness of being here". Parsons' latest paintings explore the existence of nature within the city. "Cultivated gardens, degraded public land and the grass verges of our suburbs are landscapes that lack the grandiosity of the pristine. The plants that inhabit these urban man-made spaces are a visual language all of their own. They speak of our history, our politics and the ways in which we engage with nature".

Grow
Jenny Parsons
Farm River
Factory Green
Parow
Verge
Liffey Joy
Marguerite Roux
Laurinda Belcher
Jenny Parsons
Gabriela Orzechowski
Erin Chaplin
Eric Eatwell
Claudia Gurwitz
Chloe Townsend
Andre Stead
Rowena Krynauw
Anton Smit
Catherine Paynter
Sharon Strydom
Zizipho Poswa
Wilma Cruise
Tracy Payne
Paula van Coller-Louw
Strijdom van der Merwe
Theo Paul Vorster
Max Kuijers
Mary Visser
Gerhard van Eck
Esther Mahlangu
David Kuijers
Cathy Layzell
Catherine Brennon
Andile Dyalvane
Alex Hamilton
Allesandro Pappada
Alastair Barnes
Mia Louw
Mark Hilltout
Mark Chapman
Lawrence Brennon
Isabel Mertz
Herman van Nazareth
Gabrielle Raaff
Ferdinand Kidd
Catherina Pagani
Adriaan Diedericks

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