For 10 years, Jenny Beach has lived a life that has embraced the remote outback,rural and regional centres, and the heart of the city – all at once. Right now, Jenny commutes between White Cliffs, Orange and Kings Cross.
Her qualifications and experience are varied. She is a Registered Nurse, has a Diploma in Interior Design, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jenny was always creative, using various mediums to express her creativity in textiles, interior design, and traditional art works. Its only recently that she has decided to step fully into her love of art by enrolling fulltime at the National Arts School and studying towards a Bachelor of Fine arts.
Her working life has spanned agriculture, health, the media, tourism and hospitality, and Not for Profits in a senior executive role.
Jenny grew up in rural western NSW and spent many formative years in the Warren district, chasing sheep and cattle on wonderful horses which she dearly loved. 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.
She has studied under various artists, and experiments with new techniques, and contemporary ideas. She seems to be drawn back to regional, rural and remote parts of NSW gaining continual inspiration from the landscapes, the people, and the life. You will often see a pragmatic and levelling rural element appear in even the most abstract of her works. She is often heard to talk about the levelling factors of the remote landscape “ It is out here that you look out across the landscape and you know we are all no more than a grain of sand on the beach or in the desert” and when we are gone, even the ‘most important’ will only be remembered by a few people.
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.
While Jenny works in acrylics, and mixed media, oils are where she is most comfortable.