From Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, where I was born and grew up and feel blessed to have experienced the beauty of Africa ,her images, music and people to England where I was able to tap into my Celtic heritage .Then on to Australia, finally settling in the tropical north in Darwin where I spent over 30 years.
I trained as a professional Window Dresser and spent many years enjoying a creative working life for the most part working freelance.
From a very young age I loved to collect things from the natural world. I still do to this day and use many in my still life setups for drawings. I am largely a self taught artist and while I work in pastels my favourite medium is colour pencil and graphite which allows me to create the fine detail I so enjoy doing. You are able to see the essence of things.
I am also fascinated by things that are past. The vitality of life may have gone but another beauty remains. Telling a story from within. The small and everyday also have a beauty and reminds us of the beautiful and fragile world we live within.
My hope is my art brings that awareness and a desire to care.
“Marvellous, incredible kind of miracles of close observation beautifully drawn.
Jennifer produces them on trace that have a kind of magic about them.”
Curator of the 2016 Biennial of Australian Art
Art Gallery of South Australia
I have work in private collections around Australia, England and Switzerland.
All research material for my artwork is ethically sourced.
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