Jeannie Brunskill

I have had a varied career in the arts. Starting off at art school in Eastbourne and going on to Brighton Polytechnic. Then followed several years as a make up artist, eventually working at Glyndebourne opera as Head Make up artist and Manager, but still determined to pursue my painting. I was lucky enough to have a work accepted at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition in London, which of course was of a plant, and it was very exciting to see it had been sold at the private view! Afterwards I was approached to exhibit in a gallery just around the corner from Harrods, and I haven’t looked back. I went on to have my work accepted at the RWS open at Bankside Gallery several times and in galleries in London and the South West. I have even been lucky enough to win a few awards including one at The Bath Painting competition.


I have a passion for education and run creative art classes for children, and sometimes for adults too. The rest of my time is spent working in my studio evolving my work, learning new skills and techniques,… I can’t ever see a time when I wouldn’t be painting; it makes me happy and completely infuriated in turns, but it will always be a big part of my life.  


Master of Arts Costume Bournemouth Arts University Awarded October 2009


BA Hons Costume for the Screen and Stage 2.1. The Arts Institute Bournemouth. Awarded 2002


BA Theatre Studies Rose Bruford College validated by Manchester University Awarded 2000


  • Atkinson Gallery Millfield Summer Show 2003-2007

  • The Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Gallery London 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012

  • The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London 1994

  • Ozye Yeki Gallery Knightsbridge London 1994

  • The Royal Bath and West Show 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (highly commended), 2011, 2015

  • Graduate Show The Arts Institute Bournemouth 2012

  • Birmingham NEC Autumn Fair 2005

  • The Ginger Gallery in Bristol

  • Black and White Castle Cary

  • Art Style Publishing Yeovil

  • Harvey Nichols London

  • Fish Bowl Gallery Corsham

  • First View Gallery Stourhead

  • MA Post Graduate Show September 2009 The Arts University College Bournemouth

  • Salisbury Open Art Exhibition Salisbury Hospital 2010-2016 highly commended 2016

  • Bath Art For Life Octagon Chapel 2010

  • Finalist for the Bath Prize 2010

  • Prize winner Bath Painting Prize 2010 – runner up Category Prize