BIO: Jennifer completed many years of tertiary study-including studying and teaching digital design, media and communication, but managed to ignore an ever present urge ‘to get more creative’. Unexpectedly, in 1993, circumstance and synergy combined to expose a determined and energetic investigative creative spirit.. While continuing full-time employment, she developed digital art skills, and began investigating water colour painting and digital photography. These are still her first loves, but she has created and sold work using a variety of media: pastel, printing, acrylic and ink, as well as 3D objects and digital art works.
ARTIST STATEMENT: Jennifer is a regular traveller within the Gladstone Regional Council boundary. Moving Along is a digital collage, created from a series of digital photographs that have been edited, layered and combined to reveal the surroundings that those travelling within the Gladstone Regional Council could encounter. The selected photographs have been collected over the past ten years, and represent a cross section of environments that Jennifer has captured with her DSLR camera.
Giving visual form to thoughts and emotions is a significant focus of Jennifer’s. Jennifer hopes through investigating both micro and macro elements of her world, she can freeze a moment of time, and spark a sense of familiarity, or wonder, in the viewer.
For the past two years I have been building up a series of works on paper. What started as a desire to create portraits morphed into a study of the human face.
Tasking myself with seeing behind the face I have created digital collages (this is an example), oil pastel and acrylic works.