Jen is an Australian contemporary artist creating colourful paintings inspired by nature from her studio in Melbourne.
Outside in the natural environment is where I am most comfortable. Sketching the organic forms that surround me, I take them back to my studio where I abstract the beauty and vibrancy of the experience into my paintings.
Jen's work was selected in 2020 by the The Block Shop (from TV show 'The Block' Channel 9) and Temple & Webster to have prints made available for sale on their websites along with Artist Lane in Melbourne.
Currently Jen is abstracting flowers from nature utilising layering of the organic forms. 'The deep charcoal backgrounds often found in my work reflect the emotion I feel when we as humans choose to wreak havoc on our environment, this is in juxtaposition to the beauty of the flowers and organic life that we must preserve. For me, it is important that my art should tell a story and bring pleasure to connect with the viewer so that it’s both enjoyed and highlights the need protect our planet'.
'My work is to make something beautiful. I am passionate about protecting and preserving our environment in its natural state and in all its beauty.
Every day I spend time outdoors and this can be seen in my work. It enables me to paint fresh, lively compositions full of organic shapes, flowers and foliage that allow you to continually discover new aspects in each piece of art.
What excites me is creating compositions using a luminous mix of rich colours and texture. My paintings bring the outdoors inside and are intended to give the joy and happiness that comes from connecting with nature’.
Each work is a series of layers until the final image is built up to bring dimension to the surface along with imagery to narrate the viewer through the painting.
Creating new paintings is part of Jen’s everyday life as a full time Artist. 'Colour to me is everything, I have a pure love of mixing colours of buttery paint'.
The Impressionist painters and Modern Abstract artists have had a lasting influence on Jen’s work as she strives to use light and colour to capture the feeling of a moment. As the great Impressionist artist Cezanne said ‘A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art’.
Jen feels extremely fortunate to be able to create and express herself, ‘it is a gift of escapism that I will never take for granted.
For me it is important that my art brings as much pleasure and joy to the collector as it gives to me and it should remain affordable so I can share my passion with everyone’.
After completing an Honours Degree at Monash University, Jen spent time travelling Europe, Indonesia, Asia and Australia.
Jen has paintings in the corporate market and in private collections in Australia and overseas.
’I enjoy creating commission pieces with you, please feel free to contact me! I'd love to bring colour and happiness into your space!'
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RECENT EXHIBITIONS: 2020 Roberts McCubbin Exhibition, 2020 A4 Art Exhibition Contemporary Art Society Victoria, 2019 Albert Part Art Exhibition, 2019 Mt Eliza Art Exhibition ,2019 Flemington Art, 2019 Linden Postcard Exhibition, 2019 Hart Art, 2019 Mount View Art, 2019 Canterbury Art Exhibition, 2019 Blairgowrie Yacht Squad Exhibition
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS: 2020 The Block Shop Art Prints, 2020 Temple and Webster Art Prints, 2020 Featured in Art Lovers Australia Magazine, 2020 Hannah & Clint Collection, 2020 Gallery representation with Martine Gallery, 2020 Gallery representation with White Space Gallery, 2018 Featured Artist on Bluethumb, 2017 Roberts McCubbin Primary School Commission, 2016 Feature Artist at Canterbury Art Exhibition, 2015 Artwork published in Imago Mundi 'Looking Down Under' Australian Contemporary Art, Luciano Benetton World Art Collection, 2014 Third Prize in show at Canterbury Art Exhibition, 2012 Major Commission of 3 panel outdoor painting for St. Dominic’s Primary School, 2011 Artwork published in the Roberts McCubbin gift card series, 2010 Recognition of Support - MIND, 2009 Guest Artist at Roberts McCubbin Art Exhibition (also purchased a painting for their collection), 2008 Artwork published in the Canterbury Art Exhibition Calendars and in 2010