Jennifer Lussmann attended Swindon school of Art in the 60s, but it was not until later, at the start of the 90s that she returned to painting full time.

After art school she trained as a nurse and then midwife living and working in Switzerland, Libya and West Africa. Whilst raising her children in Nigeria she began painting again, and in 1990 made the decision to return to painting full time. She returned to Britain where she was a student at the Lydgate Research School of Painting.

Jennifer now lives and works in southern France in the Pyrenees