Made in Winchester Combining art with helping charities J ENNY WARNER has lived in Winchester for more than 35 years, and for half of that time, run a national charity and not-for-profit recruitment consultancy, Charisma. From offices in the city and London, Jenny and her eight- strong team help charities find chief executives, trustees and directors. During the past 17 years she has worked with hundreds of charities including many local and national organisations, such as Hants & IOW Air Ambulance, Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Marwell Wildlife, Naomi House, Emmaus, Sailors’ Society plus many more. Jenny is currently a career mentor for Breast Cancer Haven Wessex, a charity which helps individuals gain confidence to get back into the workplace after, or during, their treatment. She was inspired to set up her business having worked in recruitment for many years as well as being a volunteer for a number of charities including Samaritans and Emmaus Hampshire. Having taken up painting as a hobby in 2013 and attended local classes at Josephine Chisholm’s Kaleidoscope Art Group, Jenny has enjoyed many happy hours painting in a studio overlooking her rose garden at Quarry Road, something which allows her to wind down after a busy day. Jenny, who exhibited during the recent Hampshire Open Studios’ banner, said: “I come from a family of artists, including my grandfather, mother and my daughter, all of whom were competent artists. After encouragement from friends and family, I began and developed my love of painting. “It’s really grown – landscapes, seascapes, birds and scenes from 36 Resident ABOVE: Jenny Warner and two of her paintings. around the world. Acrylic and watercolour are my preferred media at the moment. I’m passionate about colour and vibrancy and strive to bring out the fun of colour at every opportunity, whatever I am painting.” Combining her talent, connections and commitment to support Breast Cancer Haven, she is currently painting a Christmas card picture for the national charity.