JENNIFER m RYAN
Artist and Author
2015 - Present
Painting: watercolour, oil pastel, acrylic, mixed media, soft pastel,
Photography: digital photography
Digital art: digital collage, abstract and realism decorative and functional.
2013 - 2019
2019 – Gladstone Inclusion Centre,
– My Rhupus Life, From Orange Socks
Crow Street Creative,
EATS & BEATS,
– watercolour, acrylic life drawing, charcoal and pastel
– Seen and Unseen, Epic Assists, Brisbane
2016 – 2017
Pitt Street Gallery, Gladstone,
– works hung in gallery space
2013 – 2019
– 1770 Festival Art Show, Highly Commended, Photography 2013
2016 – 2017
Creative Gladstone group exhibition,
– Acrylic, chalk and pastel (mixed media)
Martin Hanson, Gladstone Regional Art Competition
2010 - 2017
2017 Illustration, children’s book, Granny Jen is Missing
2013 -2016 Tutor: sketching and drawing
2010 Digital Design,
– Sample Sites: 1770 Woodworks, Absolute Accommodation, Agnes Water Beach Caravan Park, biggiraffe.com.au
Agnes Water Beach Caravan Park website, PRD Agnes Water advertising brochure, Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce annual publication, Kahunas Bar and Grill brochures, Agnes Water, Miriam Vale & District Performance Horse Club posters, Miriam Vale
Jennifer likes to read faces and represent what she feels through her artwork. Over time, the secrets held by women in their everyday lives became a focus and passion. This passion is the core of her current series.
- Using Oil Pastel gave Jennifer the confidence to share her experiments. She feels comfortable with pencil like instruments in her hand.
- Acrylic paint is only used to create the backdrop for her works.
- When the urge to create strikes, Oil Paints are becoming an ‘urgent need’.
Jennifer’s current practice often consists of these steps:
1. acrylic paint to block out the proposed image and suggest a palette.
2. oil pastel to provide initial details and palette refining.
3. oil paint to complete the image.
2015 - Present
Samples from Coursera and more
AbEx – Mona
Museum and Gallery Principles
Master of Education, Notre Dame Fremantle
From her soon to be released book: JMRs Adventures in Art
Discovering Marcel Duchamp
emboldened her to challenge, more readily, the art worlds preoccupations with what art is’. She experimented with the concepts of Art le Brut. AbEx and contemporary art, using watercolour, acrylic, soft and oil pastels, oil paint, chalks, pencils and collage.
Despite painting, drawing and sketching daily,
Jennifer only recently clarified the type of artists she is. Discovering Marcel Duchamp emboldened her to challenge, more readily, the art worlds preoccupations with what art is’. She experimented with many concepts. She now prefers to title of painter, rather than artist.
To build a life outside the world of art,
she demanded research, investigation, experimentation of herself. Jennifer mixed and matched, molded and managed beliefs about what art is to discover the type of art she needed to create.