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I am a watercolour wildlife artist working in Scotland. Alongside larger works I also specialise in miniatures which are exhibited and collected all over the world. I am Vice President of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers (VPRMS), a member of the Hilliard Society (HS), the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF), and The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI).

The About section is now where you can find information about my latest exhibitions along with my CV.
Miniature work is a very specialised discipline so I have created a seperate section for this.

July update
The months are flying by! I now move on from miniatures to displaying my larger works. But before that as a full member of the RMS I also get to show larger works and I was thrilled to win the President's Special Commendation Award for a large work - called 'Downtime'. It was a lovely shock to see a gold plaque beneath my piece on the preview evening. Next I get to stay local for artaboyne, at the Victory Hall in Aboyne, I have seven brand new works to show (see my work page) with one very special painting of a firecrest - ask me about it if you are visiting on the 20th July!

Receiving my award from Ray Winder, President of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers.

June update
What an amazing month! I found out I was to receive a gold citation for my miniature piece 'Thistle Hunter' at the TWASI exhibition. A week later I was down to Wells for the Hilliard Societies' annual exhibition where I was made a member having had all my works accepted for the second time. Lovely to catch up with so many fellow miniaturists in a beautiful setting. After a short break we then headed into London to begin the submission and judging for the RMS, all pieces also accepted here, phew! I also heard from Snow Goose gallery in the US that all four of my pieces sold in their exhibition. A real whirlwind time!

May update 2: delighted to receive an email from America to say I have had three miniatures accepted by jury into Parklane Gallery for their 32nd Annual International Miniature Show.

I have also just been informed of my acceptance into the Hilliard Society, after three years of successful submissions. Named after Nicholas Hilliard, portait miniaturist to the court of Queen Elizabeth I, the society is dedicated to showcasing art in miniature.

May update: I'm excited to share my new style of miniature framing, these are 24 carat gold-plated hand made traditional gilded frames.

Made by Polymers Plus, these jewel like frames are precision made along with Celtic spandrels and bespoke domed convex glass to protect the works.

A huge thank you to Peter and Ann for their painstaking craftsmanship on some of the smallest miniature frames they have ever had to make!

My latest sets of works will be shown at:The Royal Society Of Miniature Painters Sculptors & Gravers, The Wildlife Art Society International and The Hilliard Society.


April update: I have been framing up my latest set of miniatures ready for the summer exhibitions - check out the flyers below for times and dates.



March update: I am currently working on some large watercolours for summer exhibitions, but in the meantime you can see some of my works at the Milton art gallery or grab a bargain at the Art Bazaar in the Aberdeen Trinity Centre, 29th-31st March. I'll be attending on the Sunday afternoon if you want to have a chat about my works!

If you are a budding miniature artist then you could try entering the Royal Miniature Society annual exhibition, the Open Call for entries is now open until the 29th April, with many awards to be won, good luck!

December update: Amazing news for December - I have been awarded first place in the transparent watercolour category for my miniature Magnificent Moths and Butterflies at the Miniature Art Society of Florida's annual exhibition. The 49th annual show will take place on the 14 Jan - 4th Feb 2024. I am thrilled with this award which is a hattrick for this particular piece. What a great way to start the new year!

November update: Over the next few months I will be working on new miniatures for the Spring / Summer season. I have been out collecting bramble, hawthorn and thistle, and photographing butterflies for reference. I look forward to sharing my progress with you. Keep up to date with developments on my facebook page! www.facebook.com/jenny.musker

September update: It's time for NEOS North East Open Studios! I will be opening my little studio to visitors (and buyers) from the 9th - 17th (except Tuesday 12th). I have new cards made up, some new prints, more miniatures and some large watercolours to show. The miniature I have just created a miniature to use for a new card design at Balmoral, which you can preview here before it goes to the Balmoral estate shop in 2024.

For more details about NEOS along with directions to my studio and others, visit the NEOS site here. Look out for the yellow signs to guide you in - I am number 175 in the catalogue.

July update: What an exciting few weeks I have had! The RMS exhibition in our new venue at Bankside gallery was really well received, wonderfully managed by the staff and a beautiful space to showcase our miniature works. I was delighted to have all my pieces accepted (see miniatures page for images) and even more thrilled to win the Royal Miniature Society Group Award for the best collection of five or more miniature works, which was presented to me by Philip Mould OBE.

June update: Very busy month coming up, the Hilliard Society's annual exhibition opens 10th June until 17th June in the Town Hall at Wells, Somerset. My three new works have all been accepted and will be online as well: Hilliard Society I will also be handing in work to the Royal Miniature Society at the Bankside Art Gallery, a new venue for 2023. Seven new works - we'll see how many get accepted! Fingers crossed, check out my miniatures page for the latest updates.

April update: What an exciting month it has been! I have been sending works around the world and restocking some of my regular galleries, including the Balmoral gift shop which has been newly renovated. If you would like to see the first drop of my new card designs then you'll have to make a Royal visit! Exhibitions opening in May include TWASI in Gloucester and Snow Goose gallery in the USA - you can link to more details in the About me section.

March update: I am currently busy working on miniatures for various miniature exhibitions, which will take place over the summer. The image below shows a few steps in the process to create a piece. This one will be showing at the RMS - if it gets selected!

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January update: I can now tell you that I have officially been elected Vice President of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors & Gravers. This is a very proud moment for me, and I hope I can uphold the high standards of the society and encourage others to take part in this wonderful art form. It also means I'll need to get new business cards printed for the additional letters after my name! A nice problem to have.

December update: Just found out from Florida (US) that I have had all three miniature paintings accepted into the MASF (Miniature Art Society of Florida) exhibition. In addition I have also won first prize in the transparent watercolour category. What a great way to end my year and start my 2023 exhibition season! The winning image is called 'Looking for Trouble' a study of otters, and can be purchased online from Florida once the exhibition starts on the 15th January. www.miniature-art.com

September update: Very excited to be preparing the house for NEOS! From Sat 10 September until 18th Sept (check times and days on the NEOS site here) I will be opening my doors to visitors. Drop in and see my little studio and work in progress as well as recent works, prints and cards for sale, I would love to see you! I will also be showing my brand new larger detailed painting called 'Heavenly Hedgerow' which I have just completed along with limited edition prints (available on the prints page here as well). My new miniature 'Looking for Trouble' otters on the riverside, as featured in the catalogue, will also be on display.

July update: What a fantastic month! Took a busman's holiday to visit TWASI in Gloucestershire, where I won another Gold Citation for my my miniature 'The Summer Visitor', presented by Anna-Louise Pickering. A complete shock as I was also the first winner of the Gold Citation in the newly formed miniature category last year. After this we went further south to see the Hilliard Society Exhibition in Wells, Somerset, which I had entered for the first time, and was delighted to receive an award for my piece 'Magnificent Moths and Butterflies'. This unique award celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Society. The piece will now be shown at the Art Aboyne exhibition from 23rd July.

May/June update: I am totally addicted to the moth trap! I love setting it out and seeing what amazing new insects are waiting for me in the morning. My discoveries inspired me to create a detailed miniature montage of a selection of moths and butterflies found in my garden, how many can you count? This new miniature will be exhibited at The Hilliard Society of Miniaturists from 10th-18th June at the town hall in Wells, Somerset.

April update: 'Living on the Edge' my latest miniature piece of Gannets at Troup Head which I started before my knee operation and have just completed ready for the TWASI exhibition - 28th May to 5th June.

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These are the two new miniatures that have just been accepted into the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF) exhibition.

December update

Merry Christmas!

I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful time.

November update

Just getting ready for the Royal Miniature Societies' 125th Special Anniversary Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. See the about section for pre-booking your tickets! I'm happy to say all my pieces have been accepted for this year's exhibition, you can see the latest pieces on my miniatures page.

Don't forget Christmas is round the corner, you can still buy my exclusive Christmas card design for the Balmoral Estate at their giftshop: www.balmoralgiftshop.co.uk

June 2021

So excited to report that at the Wildlife Art Society International I have recieved a Gold Citation, Best Miniature for my piece 'Cowslip Connoisseurs' you can see the piece on the miniatures section of this site.

May 2021

My work is being used to promote the new website for the RMS! So thrilled to have my work showcased in this way. If you are interested in the finished piece it will be on display at the TWASI Annual Exhibition, see dates below.

Wonderful to see the galleries starting to open again. The Snowgoose Gallery in the USA has two of my latest miniatures on display now: www.thesnowgoosegallery.com until June 13th

March 2021

I've been working on some new miniatures for the Snowgoose Gallery in Pennsylvania, USA. The pieces will be spring inspired and feature wildlife from my garden. 


January 2021

A very Happy New Year to all my friends. I want to thank you for supporting myself and other artists who are having such a challenging time. We're not out of the woods yet, but I hope you have managed to stay safe during this difficult period and I look forward to seeing you when we can start exhibiting again.

December 2020

A huge thankyou to all my customers, this has been a tremendously difficult year for so many people, and I know many artists have been particularly hard hit, here's hoping we can get back to exhibiting in 2021.

Wherever you are, whatever you do, have a safe and happy Christmas!

November 2020

Just finished and framed two new miniatures 'Designed to Dazzle' and 'Sugar Rush'. More details in the miniatures section.

I am also showing several new larger works at the Milton Art Gallery - Crathes. Please pop by and support your local gallery! Thank you.

August 2020

The Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers (RMS) are doing a retrospective exhibition online, featuring selected artworks from previous exhibitions, I am delighted to have already sold in this event (Dancing in the Breeze),
more of my works are still on show here.

July 2020

If you are reading this I hope you are safe and well. I have put together some new pieces during lockdown and will be exhibiting some of these through the EWA online exhibition and others at the Milton Art Gallery

April 2020

Well I don't need to tell you what's going on at the moment! Needless to say due to the Corona virus lockdown all my upcoming exhibitions for this year have been cancelled although some venues are presenting works online, see 'about me'' for further details or check out the individual gallery websites.

Due to my location and social distance restrictions I am unable to get works framed or post out orders at the moment.

Of course I have not stopped painting and hope to share some of my new works with you soon.



I have a few customer requests on the go at the moment so I will be unable to produce any new works for a while, but please keep popping back to see what I am up to, 2020 is proving to be a very busy year with commissions!

If you would like to see in the flesh a few of my larger watercolours they are being displayed at Kippie lodge in Aberdeeen.


The Royal Miniature Society Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London is just around the corner.
If you are in the capital between 28th November and 8th December please come by and see
some of the finest new works in what promises to be another stunning display of miniature art.


September - NEOS is fast approaching! This year I will be exhibiting from my own studio in Drumoak, please pop by for a cuppa, it would be lovely to see you.

It's been a tough year as I damaged my hand in an accident back in March. I tore the ligaments down both sides of my thumb resulting in me not being able to move my thumb and hand let alone hold a brush! After months of physio I have started painting again. My first paintings of the year will be exhibited at my miniature studio.

NEOS Opens Saturday 14th September. Credit cards now accepted.

July - looking forward to ArtAboyne, exhibition begins on the 20th July (Preview evening on the 19th, 7pm-9pm)

Exhibition of Wildlife Art (EWA) opens Friday 19th July, until Sunday 21st.
Details online at: www.ewa-uk.com

Goose news! I was invited to exhibit at the Snow Goose gallery in Pennsylvania, USA. The exhibition opens today (5th May) hope you have a great exhibition folks! More details on their website here: www.thesnowgoosegallery.com
See my miniatures page for the artworks entered.

Goose news extra! Had another wonderful exhibition with Snow Goose Gallery - selling both pieces :)

Also open 30th April - 2nd June is the 27th Annual International Juried Miniature Exhibition at Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, Washington, USA where I am delighted to have been awarded an honourable mention for my miniature piece 'Summar Nectar' in the Floral category :) www.parklanegallery.org


I am supporting my nephew James Thompson, raising money for North West Cancer, and The Walton Centre - the clinic that looked after him following his near fatal brain injury. Having made a full recovery and returning to competitive fitness he is training to compete in the Marathon Des Sables, a 250km ultra-marathon through the desert, as part of his fundraising efforts. I am so grateful to all the wonderful, generous artists and friends who have pledged to send works to support his fundraising event.

UPDATE! - The event was great success, raising more than £6000 for charity. A massive thank you to all those who donated and supported James in his efforts. He completed the race, apparently he even enjoyed it! And we are very proud of his achievement, and very glad he made it through safely.


Once again I have been awarded a prize from the Miniature Art Society of Florida USA, so chuffed.

Their forthcoming annual exhibition opens on Monday 20th Jan to Sunday 10th Feb 2019 to see works go to www.miniature-art.com


Mouse news!

New miniature piece going into the Milton Gallery. I do like mouses :) £420

It's time to get back in the studio and get cracking on some new pieces!

2018 was a fantastic year! I was so honoured and excited to be invited to one of the Royal Garden Party events at Buckingham Palace in recognition of my work for the Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers. Five members of the committee went along and we had a wonderful time with afternoon tea in the gardens and speeches from the Royals!


'Did you see that?' Look out for my owls - they have been used for an advert in 'artmag' and will be at the Milton Art Gallery from 31st Aug. Sold at Aboyne was my piece 'Wandering through the Willow' (long-tailed tits) this was featured in the summer issue of Artists and Illustrators magazine for top tips on sketching.

Well 2018 started with a bang! My work is currently on show with the Miniature Art Society of Florida, in Clearwater USA, you can visit the site here: www.miniature-art.com and I was thrilled to win a prize for the second year running! I was awarded second prize for opaque watercolour for my piece 'The Beautiful Blue'.

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Having moved house late last year I now have a garden! I have five robins which have inspired this latest piece.

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The painting below is a commission I have produced for the Balmoral Estate as a limited edition Christmas card. Check out Balmoralcastle.com for further information if you would like to purchase a card. The original has already gone to a good home!

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A couple of earlier development steps. For reference, the screen colours are darker than the original watercolour.

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Wow! Amazing news from London. Delighted to find out that I have been awarded the President's Special Commendation Award at the RMS for 'Love Blossoms' the little wren piece you can see in development below and final piece on my miniatures page. I had a wonderful day at the Mall Galleries where I was presented with my award by Dame Patricia Routledge DBE.
To top it off 4 out of my five pieces have sold so far!

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I'm delighted to report that all my pieces for this year's RMS exhibition have been accepted! Details of the exhibition are below and if you want to see the pieces check out my Miniatures page. The works will be available for sale through the RMS site from 20th September, or you can get in touch with me for details.

callforentries Getting ready for the RMS exhibition, if you enjoy painting in detail why not enter a piece! And if you like incredible detail on a small scale, come along and see work from some of the finest artists in this genre.

After a successful solo exhibition at the Milton art gallery, I have a busy season of exhibitions coming up. EWA, then Hanbury Hall with TWASI, The Royal Society of Miniatures and also the Explorers Against Extinction with the National Geographical Society. I should get painting again in about October!! See my About me section for more information.

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My rhino sketch is being used to advertise the event-top line second in from the left! If you wish to help Endangered Species then bidding online is now open untill the 12th October www.explorersagainstextinction.co.uk


2/6/17 Today I have just finished hanging my eight brand new watercolour works. These are now showing at the Milton Art Gallery at Crathes. 10-5pm Monday to Saturday and 11-5pm on a Sunday for the whole of June. I will also be there each Monday for the duration of the exhibition, so if you are in the area pop in and say hello.

The pieces consist of birds and butterflies that I have studied over the last 6 months. You can see a sample of them over on my artwork page. Many of the subjects being found right on my doorstep. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did painting them.

04/05/17: Great news today! I submitted three pieces to the Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, Washington, USA for their 25th Annual Juried Miniature Show and within two days I have already sold two pieces, and recieved an award for one of them! I am thrilled to be selling internationally, and it's wonderful that the British wildlife miniatures are so well recieved in the US. 2/6/17 Update-all three pieces have now sold.....Hooray!!

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This is one of the little watercolour pieces I am working on at the moment. I am using the photographs I took of a song thrush this week, plus I have also been out sketching the primroses, so I have put them together as a spring themed painting. Spring has sprung at last in Aberdeen!

This will also be for my little solo exhibition at the Milton Art Gallery near Banchory, and will be on for the whole month of June. I hope you can pop along...




This is one of the pieces I am working on at the moment. It will be for my little solo exhibition at the Milton Art Gallery near Banchory, and will be for the whole month of June. I hope you can pop along to see what I have been up to!



A watercolour study of goldcrests, referenced locally, not sure what the title will be yet!


Great news, just sold one of my two miniatures in the MASF Miniature Art Society of Florida's Annual show. It was sold on the collectors preview on the 14th Jan, so still all the exhibition to show the second one!

Currently working on new compositions for a wee solo show at the MILTON ART GALLERY in May/June time-watch this space.

I have just had my latest two pieces accepted into the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF) 2017 exhibition. So if you happen to be passing by Florida in January, do drop in :)

Nov: Just back from a great trip to London to help the RMS with their annual exhibition. Another superb show with bumper sales, very encouraging considering the current climate, and very welcome for me as I sold 4 out of 5 new pieces!

It's now time to prepare for London! I have been working on some new butterfly compositions, if they are accepted you will be able to see them at the Mall Galleries from the 12th October - 22nd, and online thereafter. One of these images has also been used recently in a new step by step guide for the souvenir edition of the Artists and Illustrators magazine for their 30th anniversary - October issue. Scroll down to see some of the pictures I'm entering this year (still working on the final piece!)

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Thank you to everyone who came out to see us at NEOS, we had a really successful exhibition and it was lovely to meet buyers and fellow artists.



Just put a very difficult wash down for my latest piece. Featuring Linnets and wild flowers in barley. Hope to be ready for next years solo show!





When in South Africa early this year, I took several thousand photographs (!) of my first sighting of a Cheetah. This sneak preview piece has been a favourite of mine to draw. This was my first sighting in the wild, I was very excitied to capture the moment that the mother relaxed, taking a little down time from her three boisterous cubs! The finished image will be at Aboyne from 15th July.

This Zebra piece is a little 4x6" graphite study I have produced for the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art on the 15th July.

NEWA are holding a tombola wild wall, where you can pay £20 which goes towards wildlife conservation and everyone wins a piece of artwork by one of the countries' leading wildlife artists who are all donating works...so everyone is a winner!

For a chance to win this piece, head along to the NEWA exhibition at Gordale Garden Centre, Chester High Road, South Wirral, Burton.




'The Twitchers' is a drawing I am working on after watching the teenage Cheetah cubs chasing around after each other and anything else that moved! I chose to add the Blacksmith Lapwing birds in the foreground as a focal point but also as if they were about to sneak up on them, much like your own domestic moggy!



Another Sneak preview of a piece in progress

'Out for a Spot of Lunch'

I just had to do more drawings of them..how could I resist?

I'm really enjoying my Cheetahs at the moment, but the spots are sending me cross eyed!



This one follows a looser style to give it more movement, I call it 'The Chase'. It is drawn like the others on Fabriano Hot Press paper, which has a lovely smooth finish for working in tight detail. It isn't as grey as the picture here - if you want to see it in all it's glory you'll have to come and see it at ArtAboyne!

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In February I visited South Africa where I attended the WFM (World Federation of Miniaturists Exhibition). This was held in conjunction with MASSA (Miniature Art Society of South Africa). It was lovely to meet so many people and put faces to names. I was so excited to see that my two pieces had been selected by the jury and that I was representing Scotland. The world exhibition only happens every 4 years and brings together all the different countries' leading societies. I also went on safari for a week so I have great inspiration for the coming compositions...watch this space!



My two pieces that were chosen for the WFM exhibition. 6,700 Rand sounds a lot but it's actually £350. When they return to the UK they will be for sale at the Milton Art Gallery in Crathes, Banchory.


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Lots to update you on this time. I have just recieved confirmation that the two miniatures I submitted for the 41st Annual International Miniature Art Show in Florida USA have been accepted. Not only that, one of the pieces has been awarded third prize in the transparent watercolour category. I am absolutely delighted, the Miniature Art Society of Florida is very well recognised throughout the world so I am especially pleased to be accepted against such a high standard of work. If you do happen to be in Florida (!) this coming January (Jan 17th - Feb 7th 2016) feel free to pop along - and tell me what you think! Sadly I won't be able to head out there to see the exhibition myself.

I have set up another print for one of my latest large pieces - Lover's Walk. I had many lovely comments on this piece during the Animal Magic exhibition at the Milton Gallery, with lots of people enquiring after prints. So if you were one of those people, hop over to the prints page to get your order in!

One of my other works - the Lock Pickers is now only available as a print, the original has been sold at the Milton Art Gallery.

Finally, I have compiled two new card sets for Christmas featuring some of my more popular winter designs.

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One of my paintings was bought and used on a book by Graham Shanks, called Yet Another Glorious Day. The book has now made it into print which is a great achievement for Graham and I am thrilled to see my work on the cover.

'Yet Another Glorious Day' is based on the transcript of the 1915 diary of 18-year old Aberdeen University student, Alexander Rule, who joined the Gordon Highlanders and fought in the trenches in Flanders. It tells how his enthusiasm at reaching the
Front – “Saw a shell bursting for the first time!” – change as friends die and the living conditions deteriorate. Yet it is not all doom and gloom. Visits to local cafés are numerous, mail arrives regularly, singsongs are frequent and there is tremendous camaraderie. This book enhances the transcript with illustrated notes and will be of interest to all ages, both those new to accounts of The Great War, as well as to readers who have some knowledge of WWI and the part played in it by the North East of Scotland. Perhaps a Christmas gift? Available on Amazon and eBay.


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This piece is inspired by a walk along the river Dee from Peterculter Heritage Church. Along the old railway line to the river is a sign in the wall to Lover's Walk. I decided to use this image as a background drop for a composition with a summer theme. I used the different plants and butterflies that I regularly see on my walks around the railway line and river. For this latest summer painting I also used swallows for a real summer feeling as I always think summer has come once you see these fabulous birds. These I photographed locally and at Montrose Basin. This piece will be at Aboyne this year.

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