Her strong desire to attend Art School was financed from an apprenticeship painting scenery in the city theater.
Zenna graduated from the Wolverhampton School of Art with a BFA Degree. Her professors were from the London Royal Academy of Fine Art and the Glasgow School of Art.
After graduation she taught Arts & crafts in a Black Country town renowned for heavy industrial manufacturing. This town was and still is a bustling hub, rich in ethnic diversity with children of families that emigrated from the former Colonies of The British Empire. This industrial Heritage was the foundation of Zenna’s style of work.
A few years later Zenna immigrated to the US on the SS United States steamship disembarking in New York and settling in New Jersey.
Currently living in Princeton, she has travelled widely learning from different cultures, inspired by their architecture and urban landscape. During that time the numerous plein air drawings she made would later become alive in her studio.
Over many years, using her own etching press, Zenna has developed an extensive capability of printmaking learned from master printmakers. She has incorporated and experimentally combined these pragmatic printing skills within her paintings. Zenna’s work has continued to evolve from realism into abstraction. Zenna’s work is exhibited in Museums, Galleries & private collections around the world.