Jeni started her art career with a foundation course in Art and Design at Braintree College followed by an HND in Figurative Sculpture at Stafford College and a BA(Hons)Degree in Fine Art (sculpture) at Loughborough College of Art and Design. During these years of study Jeni developed a passion for figurative sculpture, initially inspired by trips to the Acropolis in Athens and the Vatican,Rome, homes to some of the world's most beautiful ancient Greek and Roman figurative sculpture and architecture. Jeni joined the Tussauds Studios in 1999 and continued to work there for eight years, becoming a senior sculptor for the last three of those.This role entailed sculpting portraits and bodies from sittings or research material as well as international travel, leading the Studios sittings team to photograph and measure dozens of celebrities including Robin Williams, Justin Timberlake, Queen Beatrix of Amsterdam to name a few. During her time at Tussauds Jeni has became interested in Anatomy and has pursued this interest in various courses, including Anatomy for Artists at University college Hospital; Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage; AS level Human Biology and currently Yoga teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga, all of which inform and inspire her sculptural work.

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Exhibitions and commissions:
2005 Commission:Portrait, Peter Edwards, The Essex Boundary Club
2004 Commission:Bronze Fairy, private collector
1998 Ealing Open Exhibition, Ealing, London
1998 Selected Works, Diorama Gallery, London
1998 Loughborough College Degree Show, Loughborough Commission: Bronze female nude
1997 "Jeni Fairey and John Denahy" Chelmsford Central Library Gallery Commission: Terracotta female nude
1996 "Portland Stone", Loughborough
1996 "Sculptors Inc.", The Big Peg, Birmingham