Jenny Stow : Artist and Illustrator




Jenny Stow is an illustrator and writer of children’s books. She is also a landscape artist.

Jenny was born in Manchester and studied at Manchester College of Art and Design and at Chelsea School of Art. She also trained as a teacher.

Jenny began illustrating and writing children’s books after living with her family in Botswana and the Caribbean. Her books reflect the dramatic forms and intense colour of these countries.

Her first book – The House that Jack Built – is set in the Caribbean and was shortlisted for The State of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book Award. She has also written and illustrated two books set in Africa – Growing Pains and Following the Sun.

Jenny divides her time between London and her house in the village of Castaño del Robledo in Andalucia. Whilst living in Spain she has developed her landscape painting, finding inspiration in the beautiful forests and mountains of the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche.

Spanish language Spanish / Español