Jenny is a contemporary floral artist who explores a joyful world in her large scale botanicals. Her florals have been described as ‘…absolute protagonists, like intense female figures from the most celebrated operas.’ Italian Designer, Jan Louise Pizzinato.
Her work celebrates the forms and colours found in nature. She combines her eye for detail and love of gardening in her work: growing much of what she paints. She starts each day with a walk inn nature. Her camera is always with her, as she chats to neighbours about their gardens. Recently, she has combined our Australian bush identities, found in the bush bordering her home, with cultural new arrivals, such as roses, anemones and dahlias.
She plans each composition to reveal intimate details of the bloom: in the same way that a portrait painter attempts to reveal the character of the person. Her process involves multiple layers of colour and glazing to achieve a finish that is both vibrant and immersive.
“I have always had an emotional response to flowers – they constantly delight and surprise me. I challenge myself to convey this in my paintings. When someone first sees my work and there is an intake of breath, I know they are reacting to this”. “My work is about creating space in our lives for the natural world. Take a moment to gaze deeply, breath and notice the small, beautiful details. The simply joy of appreciation can be transformative”.
Jenny paints full time from her studio in Mt Colah – a bushy suburb north of Sydney. She exhibits both locally and interstate. Her annual solo exhibition takes place in The Milk Factory, Bowral. Her works are sought after within Australia and around the world. In December 2019, she launched a range of luxury wallpapers and rugs for the European & UK market.