Jenny Grumbles grew up in southern California and spent her summers and college years living in Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. After studying journalism and studio art at Southern Methodist University in 2002, she devoted her time to painting and founding the J.Grumbles Studio in San Diego. Jenny has been represented in galleries and shops in California, Georgia, and Texas.
Since realizing her passion in painting in 1994, she has created an impressionist style with loose brush strokes and an emphasis on light and color. There is never black on her palette (unless necessary for a specific commission or modern piece). She uses color to make her own version of black paint. Her subject matter includes everything from children on the beach to home interiors, florals, cities, abstracts and commissioned work. Jenny attributes much of her success to her mentor, the renowned Claudia Hartley, and to gallery owner, Anne Irwin, of Atlanta.
Jenny also uses her creative skills to devote time to another passion: her own home decorating/furnishings business, Uptown Country Home, where she was the proprietor of her own retail store for ten years. During this time, she was a buyer on A&E’s hit series Storage Wars Texas for 36 episodes. After giving birth to her son in 2014, she closed her retail store to focus primarily on her painting. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband, Loren, and her son, Thompson Cook.