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Artists > Jenny Halstead

Studied Art & Design at Sutton and Cheam School of Art, then won Guest Scholarship to Royal Academy Schools while training in Medical Art at the Central Middlesex Hospital, London.

Worked in London teaching hospitals as medical illustrator, attached to medical and surgical units and anatomy departments.

Became freelance and expanded illustrative work into scientific and natural history. Working in partnership with palaeontologist husband, they produced numerous books on dinosaurs including a series for children. Project work together took them to USA, West Africa, India and China.

Appointed Director of Education for the Medical Artists’ Association - Postgraduate Training Programme based at UCL
1993 - 2001

Chairman of the Medical Artists’ Association
2005 - 2007

Chairman of Reading Guild of Artists 2009 - to date

Published work includes:

‘Gray’s Anatomy’ 36th, 37th and 38th editions
pub. Churchill-Livingstone
‘Patterns of Vertebrate Evolution’ - Halstead
pub. Taylor & Francis
‘Bare Bones’ - Halstead & Middleton
pub. Oliver and Boyd
‘Dissection Guides of Common Tropical Animals’
pub. Ethiope Press, Nigeria
‘Dinosaurs’ - Halstead & Halstead
pub. Blandford Press
‘Brontosaur -the story unearthed’ - Jenny & Beverly Halstead
‘Terrible Claw - story of a carnivore’ - Jenny & Beverly Halstead
‘Sea Serpent - a nothosaur’ - Jenny & Beverly Halstead
‘Pterodactyl - a flying reptile’ - Jenny & Beverly Halstead
‘Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life’ - Jenny & Beverly Halstead
pub. Harper Collins

The Artist Today - 2011

Currently involved with teaching drawing and painting abroad and in the Berkshire area and tutor to the Medical Artists’ Education Trust at the Royal College of Surgeons, London as well as the further development of her own work.

2010 - Elected Member of the Pastel Society (UK)

Tutored Trips Abroad - 2011

Kerala, India - 15 - 29 January 2011
Island of Paxos, Greece - 9 - 16 May 2011
France - 2 - 10 July 2011
Chateau L'Age Baston, France - 4 - 11 August 2011
Chateau L'Age Baston, France - 11 - 18 August 2011
Essaouira, Morocco - 28 Sept - 5 October 2011

Tutored Workshops - 2011

Figure Drawing in Pastel
- 12 February 2011
Life Drawing - 10, 17 & 24 March 2011
Sketchbook to Finished Painting - 22 April 2011

Whiteknights Studio Trail Sat. 18 & Sun. 19 June 2011
Exhibitor and WST Co-ordinator

Group Exhibitions - 2009-2010

Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
Reading Guild of Artists
Henley Guild of Arts & Crafts
Whiteknights Studio Trail
RGA 80 and Working Drawings
Artsbar, Wokingham
Farnham Art Society
Art in Hospital RBH
Chelsea Art Society
New Greenham Art Fair
Chalk Figures - solo show Peacock Gallery

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Old lady with little dog
Jenny Halstead


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