Jenny Bishop Heaton (aka Virginia) is an active and proficient artist in Metro Atlanta. She works with enthusiasm and dexterity in a variety of media – painting, drawing, printmaking and creating figurative reliefs – often in combination. See Works on Canvasand Works on Paperabove.
Jenny’s love of decorative patterns has led her to embrace a new form of art application with Jenny’s Art Apparel, her line of clothing and home fashions. You are invited to see these creations via her Le Galeriste Storefront. Link is below.
Throughout childhood with encouragement by art teachers Jenny thrived in art exploration. Even then her art won awards. At Auburn University she earned a BFA studying graphic and fine arts with a concentration in figure drawing. She produced a thesis in fashion illustration. Then furthered her education with graduate studies in psychology and education at Georgia State University. Her varied creative interests include a fascination for studying and drawing floor plans. She created house plans to-scale for her current home with final plans and architectural elevations professionally executed by Walker Candler, Atlanta architect. Jenny, family and friends love the welcoming warmth the home exudes.
Jenny has lived in forested areas much of her life and draws inspiration from nature’s curvilinear lines, biomorphic shapes and myriad colors. She has taught and continually studies art, most recently with California artist Robert Burridge, and Georgia artists Gena Brodie Robbins, Helen DeRamus and Leslie Newman. She enjoys taking part in juror-selected-art shows. Anderson Arts Center, Dalton Creative Arts Guild, Cobb Arts Alliance, Tannery Row Artist Colony and Quinlan Visual Arts Center are among art centers whose jurors selected Jenny’s works for awards. A recent multi-media piece was chosen for the Hudgens Center for the Arts permanent collection. She has had numerous one-person shows, including a solo show in the Main Gallery of Dalton Creative Arts Guild; and recently had the honor of holding the final solo show in Gallery 4945 of the former Highpoint Episcopal Church, Sandy Springs, Atlanta. Her art is in collections in the US, Japan, The Netherlands, India and Denmark.
Jenny's wearable art and home fashions:
Jenny, her artwork and art processes are featured in the online magazine
The Grapevine Art and Soul Salon.