Jenny Gummersall

Jenny Gummersall’s images of horses, natural objects and landscapes present an enduring and iconic vision of the West. But while the subject matter is familiar, Jenny’s photographs abstract the shapes into unfamiliar forms. This is seen clearly in her horse abstract series where the extreme close-up view of the manes, backs and faces of these animals are transformed to suggest landscapes, dance, or other purely natural scenes.

Gummersall’s work is inspired by illuminated forms, driven by “writing” with light, coupled with a constant close observation of her environment and the desire to share with the viewer, that which is presented to her lens.

Jenny Gummersall is a fine art photographer of acclaimed quality. From her earliest days in the darkroom, at just 3 years old, she has “studied” life with a unique eye for the normal being transformed into the unusual. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Gummersall’s love of the West was first inspired by the New Mexico light. Her mentor, the late Professor Reinhold Misselbeck, then Curator of Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany encouraged Jenny to photograph her present surroundings so as to share those expert technical abilities with her passion of “drawing with light”.

For over 3 decades, Jenny Gummersall’s photographic work has been exhibited by galleries and collected throughout the US and abroad by private individuals, corporations and museums. Feature articles celebrating Gummersall’s art have appeared in magazines and books including Aspen Magazine, Cowboys & Indians, Southwest Art-(cover), Colorado Homes and Lifestyles and Canada’s Wish Magazine. Jenny’s work may be viewed in fine art galleries and collections in Aspen, Chicago, Oklahoma, Telluride, Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, and California to name a few.