Art has always played a role in Jennifer’s life. In the past, she has worked with oils, watercolour, coloured pencils and gouache. Everything that she has learned throughout her journey in art, has informed her new passion, printmaking.
Her first experience with printmaking was at Sturt Workshop at Mittagong. Since then, she has experimented with printmaking of different types - collagraphs, linocuts, drypoints, photo polymer/aluminum/zinc plate etchings. Jennifer loves working with multicultural themes- Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Turkish and Balinese.
She is fond of exploring nature and using charcoal and printmaking techniques to create artworks.
Alongside Jennifer’s career in teaching, she has always nurtured a strong link with art, illustrating educational resources. She has exhibited and sold her work in various art shows and competitions (the Gosford Art Prize, Blacktown, Ryde and Hornsby ) and in galleries in and outside Sydney. Within the past several years, she has received recognition in the Ku-Ring-Gai, Hornsby, National Miniatures Art Society, Ryde, Lane Cove and Drummoyne awards.She has participated in exhibitions in Tasmania, Queensland, London, Moscow, Sth Africa, Japan and Washington State.
First place in the Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society awards for a collagraph in the Printmaking section- 'Flora Natura'
Yvonne Perrin Memorial Award for Best Traditional Work- an Indian miniature- 'Mahal Intimacy' June 2019
First prize in Printmaking in the Australian Society of Miniature Art annual awards for a collagraph ' Home's Warm Comfort' June 2019
Selected and given a sponsors award in the Parklane Gallery Miniatures exhibition in Washington state USA May 2019.
Highly Commended in the Art on Show awards in Mackay for a miniature artists book 'Introspective Retrospective'-May 2019
Finalist in the Hunters Hill Art Prize for a collagraph in the small works section May 2019
Second place in the RAS Sydney for a collagraph 'Home's warm Comfort 2' in the printmaking section April 2019
Commended in the Small works section of the Drummoyne Open Art Awards for a collagraph 'Wild Tangle of Beauty'- April 2019
Highly Commended for a miniature acrylic 'Mahal Intimacy' in the Art of Sydney Awards- the Combined Art Societies of Sydney January 2019
Highly Commended for a miniature etching hand coloured 'Turkish Lights 5' in the Art of Sydney Awards- the Combined Art Societies of Sydney January 2019
Highly Commended for a collagraph 'Home's Warm Comfort' in the Art of Sydney Awards- the Combined Art Societies of Sydney January 2019
Second prize in the Mixed Media section of the City of Ryde Annual Art Exhibition 2018.
Finalist in the Greenway Art Prize , Inner West Council Sydney for a mixed media work 2018.
Finalist in the Parklane International Art Exhibition for miniature artworks held in Washington State 2018.
Winner in the Small Works section of the Ardency Art Exhibition- etching hand coloured 2018.
Finalist in the Little Things Art Prize at Saint Cloche Gallery Paddington- etching hand coloured 2018
First place in the Drummoyne Open Art Prize for Printmaking 2018.
Highly commended in Printmaking in the KAS Annual Awards 2018.
Commended in the Artists Print section in the Lane Cove Art Awards 2018.
Highly commended in Acrylic in the Australian Society of Miniatures annual awards 2018.
First prize in Printmaking and highly commended in acrylics at the Australian Society of Miniatures annual awards 2017.
Finalist (one of seven) 'Art in the Hills' 2017.
Third place Miniatures KAS awards 2017.
Third place Mackay 'Art on Show' awards for an artist's book 2017
ASMA award for Imaginative Drawing within an artist's book 2016
Silver medals in the Tasmanian Annual Awards of the Australian Miniatures Society with 'Turkish Lights" (Etching hand coloured) and 'Paisley Days 2' (Etching with goldleaf)
Award of Excellence 'The Sixth World Federation of Miniaturists Exhibition' 2016 in Sth Africa- for an etching with linocut collage.
Winner of the 'Waterbrook Art Exhibition' small works prize 2016.
Second prize in miniatures KAS annual awards 2016.
Finalist in the Hunter's Hill Art exhibition 2015 with a collagraph 'Homage to the Dryad Keepers' entered in the Smaller Works section
Second place printmaking KAS 2015.
Best in Miniatures section at the St Ives Show 2015 with 'Turkish Lights 2' and Third place in mixed media with 'Life's Variations 2' (etchings/collage/woven papers)
Highly Commended in Printmaking Royal Easter Show (Life's Variations 2) 2015 and 2016.
Finalist Combined Art Society Exhibition at the Maritime Museum Darling Harbour 2015 ('The Dragon Stirs'- Miniature)
Winner 'Imaginative Drawing award ASMA 2015 for an artist's book.
Second place in the printmaking section of the Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society's 2014 Awards with 'Mitsuri's Secret'. This is a photo polymer etching. (To view see Cultural section)
Second place printmaking KAS awards 2014.
Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize and the Northbridge Art Prize 2014.
First place and commended in Ryde Art Society's small works Section 2014 (Life Variations 2 and Ode to Monet)
First place in the printmaking section of the Australian Society of Miniature Art's 2014 Awards with 'Turkish Lights 1'. This is an aluminium etching hand coloured. (To view Second place printmaking KAS awards 2014.see Miniatures section.)
Second place printmaking KAS 2013.
First prize printmaking KAS 2012.
First prize and highly commended printmaking ASMA 2012.
First place printmaking KAS 2011.
Judges recommendation award Hornsby Art prize 2011.
Very highly commended 'Waterbrook Art Exhibition' 2010.
Attended my first printmaking course under the tutelage of Tony Armeniero at Sturt Mittagong in 2008.