Janson Media today announced the release of the international how-to painting series The Beauty of Oil Painting with Gary and Kathwren Jenkins, to international Television, VOD, New Media, Non-Theatric, and DVD/Video markets.

Husband-and-wife artists Gary and Kathwren Jenkins return to public television after a eight-year hiatus with The Beauty of Oil Painting. In their new series, the veteran hosts of Jenkins Art Studio and Jenkins Art Workshop re-introduce viewers to the art of oil painting from their studio and gallery in Reno, Nevada.

Gary and Kathwren’s shared passion for teaching is evident as the couple calmly and confidently guide viewers step-by-step through the creation of a new painting. In this series, the beauty of the Jenkins’s subjects are captured through the use of brilliant color and specific brush strokes, demonstrated from start to finish by the artists.

A contemporary of Bob Ross, Jenkins started painting on television in 1983 and is the longest active painter to ever appear on television. TV ratings for the series in the Netherlands average am 8.5% market share. In the United States, The Beauty of Oil  Painting is carried by 115 PBS stations across the country, as well as by the Create TV Channel nationwide. In the taping of the 26 new episodes, Jenkins endorses cruelty-free brushes, walnut oil to clean the brushes, and only works with environmentally responsible products.

The Beauty of Oil Painting with Gary and Kathwren Jenkins (52 x 30′) was produced by Farbi Flora, GmbH, of Berlin, Germany, and is now available to international Television, VOD, DVD/Video, Non-Theatric, and New Media markets through Janson Media. Season II of the series (26 x 30′) and the upcoming Season III were filmed in HDTV. Trailers and episodes are available for screening at the Janson Media Screening Room at www.janson.tv. To view The Beauty of Oil Painting in your area please check your local listings.

Farbi Flora is an agency for fine arts, music and artistic design. The company produces a number of television shows, and publishes literature, picture and sound. Based in Berlin, Germany, Farbi Flora prides itself as an educational institution of art.

  1. Gary Jenkins is one of the best painters on tv. Thank you, I have learned so much from watcking you and your lovely wife Kathwren. I just orderd one of your DVDs. I due hope you are on for as long as Bob Ross god rest him, he was another great teacher. Every morning I watch one of your shows that I have on my dvr before I start in the everyday rat race. For once in my life I feel like the rats are losing the race. I goto work feeling calm and happy. Thank you both for your beauty in oil painting. God bless Rinda

  2. Kirby Elizabeth Manning

    In the 80’s I took classes at Royal Arts and Crafts in Atlanta, Ga. from Gary Jenkins and his wife. I was an Art Teacher at that time. They are incredibily awesome, and I am so glad to see they have returned to TV. I bought many of their books and tapes. I now live in Somerset, Ky. instead of Atlanta, Ga. and would love to see them be affiliated with Ky. Educational T.V. or PBS. There are many in this area that love to paint and this would be a wonderful program. Thank you,
    Sincerely, Kirby Elizabeth Manning

  3. I recently visited my daughter in Memphis and watched your show on tv. I was so inspired that I bought the D.V.D The Beauty of Oil Painting and brought it home to S.A Some of my friends and I get together on a Thursday morning and have learned such a lot from these great artists.Not only are they a great inspiration but Gary is also so funny that we laugh a lot at all his sayings It would be great if we could have these show here on our T.V Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to view some of you talent on youtube.
    Margaret Bubb Jan 2010

  4. I was at another persons home and discovered Gary and Kathwren by accident. I was so impressed by their talent. I have taken an art class and could never seem to find another one to get back into that fit my work schedule. I will be ordering their DVD to see if I can even come close to doing as great a job as they do. They are great. I would really be upset if they were not on our PBS. Thank You, suzie

  5. Hello, I watch The Beauty of Oil Painting with Gary and Kathwren Jenkins every Friday. I am totally mesmerized with their talent. Because of them I have purchased their art books and paint brushes, set up my old easel and am ready to oil paint again. Thanks so much for their shows!!! Sincerely, Helen Canfield

  6. Your art is beautiful. Gary is a funny guy on t.v. he gives out some life advice while painting .
    I love to paint roses with acrylic paint…

  7. I would like to know when Gary Jenkins is coming back on Create TV
    He is a great artist and it is very easy to learn to draw with him and his wife Kathryn. I watch Donna Dewberry, Bob Ross – I don’t care for Palate or Schwee. Please put Gary Jenkins back on.

    Thank You
    Rose Ann

  8. YES, I TOO WOULD LIKE TO SEE GARY AND KATHRYN JENKINS RETURN TO TV ON LONG ISLAND AS THEY ARE VERY GOOD.

    YOU USED TO SHOW LYNN PITTARD, JERRY YARNELL NORMA POULUS AND SO MANY ARTISTS. IT IS SO UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU DISCONTINUED AIRING SO MANY OF THE ART PROGRAMS.

    PLEASE PUT THE JENKINS BACK ON!
    THANK YOU
    CHRISTINE

  9. I wish we could do that for you but individual PBS stations make their own programming and scheduling decisions. Please contact your local PBS station and let them know of your desire to see The Beauty of Oil Painting back on their schedule.

  10. I just ordered the beauty of Oil Painting book and CD I really love the ideas and it really is beauty of oil. I have done mostly watercolor and some acyrlic but can’t wait to try oil. Thanks Gary and Kathwrn.

  11. Watched Gary for the first time today…………Would love to know what kind or rather brand of oil paints he is using love his show……he is truly a great teacher ….I was so inspired I painted along with him and I might add the painting turned out not so bad however have been using acrylic paints so I did the flower arrangement with my acrylics now i’m inspired to try my hand at oils thanks so much for the inspiration and please continue on tv

  12. I watched Kathwren’s show last evening and she made me understood the secrets of oil painting (at least her style of). I have done much Chinese brush paintings. Chinese paintings utilizes black ink in various shades to highlight the light, Kathwren uses light oils to highlight the light over a shaded background. What an interesting difference. I think I will try oil painting for a change. Thank you Kathwren.

  13. I always loved watching Gary and Kathwren. I am wondering if their shows will be shown in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area??

  14. please,please,do not remove the jenkins art programs from your tv station……like so many others i too am a grateful fan of them both…
    i met them many years ago when they were just starting out in the world of art….it would be a great loss if you do not return them to all of us…i watched there last show..and it was so sad…so please do not cancel them…and if you are thinking of removing jerry yarnell please give us tv watchers something beautiful to look at…
    thankyou for your kind attention…cg

  15. In enjoy watching you paint! I have never taken an art class but I know I can do this. How can I get information about taking a class. I live in Ontario, CA

  16. I have not seen any of your shows but would love to have them on our PBS channel in North Carolina . I watch Bob Ross Tapes on Friday’s At 1:00 and a series of other artist’s but i’ve never seen any listings for your show . Could you please check and see if your show is on at any time ? Thank You! I painted from your book # 4 and loved it in a Bob Ross class.

  17. i would love to be able to see them and take some classes. how do we get ahold of their class schedule?

  18. I volunteer a painting class to a group of retired elders that have found they like to paint.
    We have been working on some simple scenes and some cartoons figures but they have now asked to try flowers.
    Flowers are not my forte but if I had a DVD or good book it would help me to get them started on a project. They are working with water soluble oils [a few with water colors] Plain and simple flowers would be best as they are all amateurs. I am not a flower painter, so I need something simple and plain enough for me to be able to help them.
    What can you recommend – DVD – book – Cost -PayPal ??
    Bests
    Faye Facer.

  19. Please put Gary and Kathrine Jenkins “artist” they are both beutiful painters,back onP B S PLEASE!!!!!!!! Joyce cosby

  20. Thanks you inspired mi, H have not paint for 20 years ,I have purchased yours books and brushes I love it. Thanks again Gary and Kathwren you open a new world for mi. Rosa Rodriguez.

  21. For all of you who are looking but not finding, Fabri Flora now sells the dvds and the books – because they are broadcasting them in Europe. Atlas Books , Ohio (I think) ships them. Happy Painting

  22. I have taken classes by Gary Jenkins while owning and operating my own art gallery in San Diego, Calif. from 1975 to 1990……
    I was fortunate enough to have taken a few classes by Gary Jenkins, for about a month or two…. …The experience and knowledge I gained helped me become more successful as an artist. At the present time, I am retired in Gig Harbor, Washington and still have my flower paintings displayed at the local Art Gallery…..
    Gary and Kathwren Jenkins are most wonderfully talented and inspiring artists and I would like to see their “Beauty of Oil Painting” on my local channel in Tacoma, Washington….

  23. Patricia Radzienda

    Dear Gary Jenkins,

    I enjoyed watching your TV show in Naples, Florida and would like to continue now that I am back in Michigan. I have not been able to locate your station and/or if I can get your broadcast in Michigan…. I love your presentation and style…

    Patricia Radzienda

  24. I live in sunnyvale ca. we get this awesome coulple on PBS every sat: mornng, what a way to start the day, THANK YOU BOTH soo much for the pleaseue. You are an inspiration to so many. Peace be with you. Lawrie

  25. Today I found out “The Beauty of Oil Painting” ended last Saturday on my PBS Channel 16 here in Indiana. I am heart broken as I was learning so much from watching Gary. I am actually a certified Bob Ross instructor but have fallen in love with the way Gary paints. Please, I hope they he will be on again soon.

  26. Paulette Beddington

    Gary and is wife are the best on TV….I am learning so much with them. Their realism on their painting is so beautiful, so alive! I hope they stay on for a very long time.

    I watch that show every monday I even tape it so that I dont miss any.

  27. I WATCH GARY JENKINS AND KATHRINE EVERY FRIDAY AT 2:30 pm and also tape all their shows!!!!! THEY ARE GREAT!!!!! I HOPE THEY WILL ALWAYS BE ON TV!!!!!!!! DO THEY COME TO FLORIDA TO DO SHOWS? I WOULD LOVE TO MEET THEM!!!!!! MAE GANTT , PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA

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