Jenny Grumbles grew up in southern California and spent her summers and college years living in Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Since obtaining a degree in journalism and studio art from Southern Methodist University in 2002, she has devoted her time to painting and founding the J.Grumbles Studio in San Diego. Jenny has been represented in galleries and shops in Atlanta, Dallas, Newport Beach, Palm Springs, Laguna Niguel, San Diego, La Jolla and Balboa Island. She also shows her paintings in her very own shop in Dallas, Uptown Country Home.

Since realizing her passion in painting in 1994, she has created an impressionist style with loose brush strokes and an emphasis on light and color. There is never black on her palette. Her subject matter includes everything from children on the beach, home interiors, florals, and commissioned work. Jenny attributes much of her success to her mentor, the renowned Claudia Hartley of Arizona, and to gallery owner, Anne Irwin, of Atlanta.

Jenny's first solo show was in 2001 in Atlanta. She has participated in various shows including the J.Grumbles Studio's West Coast Premiere in Newport Beach, California. She currently holds memberships in the California Art Club and the Impressionist Society of America.

Jenny also uses her creative skills to devote time to another passion: interior decorating. She spends much of her time rummaging through flea markets and antique stores to find objects to turn into treasures. She strongly believes decorating is an art and it is important for the home to be a place you never want to leave. She says this part of her life is inherited from her mom and grandma. Jenny's mother, Fran, markets her designs under the 'Frantiques' label, which are included in the inventory of Jenny's shop, Uptown Country Home.

STUDY
Winter, 2003 Arts College International of San Diego
1998-2002 Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Arts/Studio Art
1997-1998 Claudia Hartley of Atlanta


SHOWS
August 2010 Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children "Summer Colors" , Dallas, Texas
August 2009 Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children "Summer Colors" , Dallas, Texas
May 2009 St. Jude Art Benefit, Dallas, Texas
August 2006 Evening of Art and Fashion Benefit, Ten Sixteen, La Jolla, CA
February, 2006 CafÈ des Beaux Arts, Atlanta, GA
April, 2004 CafÈ des Beaux Arts, Atlanta, GA
January, 2004 ATLart[04], Atlanta, GA
November, 2003 Anne Irwin Fine Art Small Works Show, Atlanta, GA
November, 2003 Frantiques Home Decorating Show, Dallas, TX
October, 2003 Erika Reade, Ltd. Show, Atlanta, GA
August, 2003 Frantiques Home Decorating Show, Dallas, TX
June, 2003 Anne Irwin Fine Art Summer Salon Show, Atlanta, GA
March, 2003 J.Grumbles Studio West Coast Premiere, Newport Beach, CA
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