For much of her life, Jenny has lived between the remote outback, rural and regional centres, and the heart of the city – all at once. She currently lives and works between White Cliffs, Orange/Millthorpe and Sydney. It is these differences and contradictions that shape her art practice.
Her qualifications and experience are varied. She is a Registered Nurse, has a Diploma in Interior Design, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Sydney Leadership Program. Her creative expression has found her involved in textiles, interior design, and traditional art works. In 2014 she completed her BFA at the National Art School.
Growing up in rural western NSW, Jenny developed a respect and appreciation for the landscape and the world in which we live. She and her husband Richard moved to Orange where they have built a small property with Wyandotte Chickens overlooking the rolling hills of Borenore. They have owned the White Cliffs Underground Motel since May 2005, and during this time Jenny has drawn and painted through Western NSW, hosting groups of artists for intensive workshops and creative interaction.
The most recent development is the purchase of ‘Rosebank’ at Millthorpe, now a Guesthouse Cottage and Gallery in the historic bank of NSW building – circa 1902.
Jenny has been exhibiting and selling works for many years now, most of which are held in private collections in Australia and the UK. She was recently commissioned to provide a collection of works for the DeRussi Suites in Orange.
If you are at the Underground Motel, ask if Jenny is here, she would love to talk art and creativity with you, and if you capture her, she will awaken you with her wit, laughter and good sense.