Jennifer SEMMENS

Jennifer SEMMENS

 Jennifer Semmens was born in Cornwall. She studied at Falmouth College of Art and Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology in Cheltenham before returning to west Penwith in 1986 to paint professionally. She is known for semi-abstract compositions whose inspiration is derived from the industrial and mining sites of west Cornwall. She employs a palette of subtle, earthy colours on rough textured surfaces of her own making, creating the impression of archaeological finds.

Semmens has been a regular exhibitor at Penwith Gallery in St Ives and the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance. A wide range of west country exhibitions has been augmented by shows in London, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Her work is also included in the Truro School Collection and the George Dannatt Trust. 


 Painting, printmaking

works and access



Solo exhibitions:

1986 Arts Centre, Penzance

1990 Designers Gallery, London 'A Theme on Architecture'

2010 Truro School

Group exhibitions:

NAG Art Share 1988; Celtic Vision 1988; Autumn Miscellany 1989

2006: New Grafton Gallery, London 'The Art of Cornwall'

2012: Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro - Truro School Art Collection

2012: New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives '50th Anniversary Exhibition'

2015: Open Studios Cornwall



NSA 1995

Penwith Society of Artists (since 1992)

misc further info



Hardie (1995) 100 Years/Diary

Newlyn Society of Artists (1996) Drawing Towards the End of a Century

Whybrow, M (1993) Twenty Two Painters who Happen to be Women