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Jenny’s Bio

Jenny Phillips is best known throughout Ontario as an artist who delights in recording on canvas or paper, our vanishing rural landscape of southwestern Ontario. At one point in her artistic career folks called her the “horse artist” but today Jenny does not limit herself to any one subject. She has always loved animals and flowers, so when her grandchildren came along, she broadened her interest more, so that today, she paints historic buildings, animal and equine portraits, children at play and horticulture, basically whatever catches her fancy. For many years she was seen painting and exhibiting at ploughing matches, steam shows and historical events.

Jenny Phillips is a woman of many talents. Her lighthearted cartoons of life on the farm were a feature of ‘Farming Today,’ her column “Her’ story n. – history” © was a popular, regular feature in the local Dutton-Dunwich Horizon until the paper ceased.

Jenny has had some severe health problems but she likes to tell folks . . . “nothing lasts forever . . . not the good times or the bad; so savor each moment of every day you are here.”

Today she still paints everyday but may also be found at her computer writing or transcribing the early writings of John Kenneth Galbraith. Jenny has been selected as the feature artist for the 2010 International Plowing Match to be held near the St. Thomas Airport September 21-25. Her painting, “Honouring Elgin’s Past Provincial Ploughing Matches” will appear on the promotional posters and as a limited edition print.

Jenny no longer travels around with her paintings but rather allows the public to view her original artwork in the comfort of Jenny’s gallery on the main street of Dutton. Jenny’s shop – the Village Crier has currently undergone extensive renovations which include an elaborate copper-coloured tin ceiling and a pine plank floor.

The show room can accommodate groups and Jenny is pleased to host a meeting, with at least a week’s notice, she might even find some refreshments. Jenny has a story to tell about each painting and is happy to answer any questions that may arise.

To contact her e-mail or phone 519-762-2862 or visit her website and
There are many changes coming to the website in the months ahead so keep an eye on it.

Jenny loves company any time. Phone ahead and she’ll put on the kettle for a cuppa’.


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Village Crier Gallery  & Frame Shop