An Artist's Year in the Harris Garden
Published by Two Rivers Press
This new art-book charts Jenny Halstead’s time as Artist in Residence at the Harris Garden, a 12-acre public space set within the University of Reading.
The paintings and sketches begin in the stillness of winter, unfurling through spring and summer and on to the contentment of autumn. They also capture the on-going renovation of the Garden, as well as the enthusiasm of its many volunteers. The artworks are accompanied by a history of the Garden, for so long a secret oasis, full of surprises.
Jenny Halstead is a painter and illustrator. She studied Art and Design at the Sutton & Cheam School of Art, followed by a Guest Scholarship at the Royal Academy Schools in London. She is a Fellow of the Medical Artists Association, and lives in Reading.