Jennifer was originally from Coatbridge in Lanarkshire and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1967-71, graduating DA (Drawing and Painting). She obtained her teaching certificate in 1972 from Jordanhill College and then taught art and design in schools in Lanarkshire, Inverness and Sutherland. Jennifer took early retirement from teaching in 2001 and now concentrates full-time on painting in her studio at Golspie in Sutherland.
"My paintings are very much a personal response to my environment, in terms of colour, light and space, and in the Scottish painterly tradition, reflecting my time at GSA with tutors such as Bill Bone, Sandy Goudie, and David Donaldson. My paintings explore the more distinctive characteristics of oil paint through my favoured subject matter of flowers and collected objects in the studio."