Discovery Coast Queensland painterView our work: footsteps and footprints 2017 1 - 11FootSteps &  FootPrints: approved for funding. Local business woman and emerging artist Jennifer M Ryan has announced that her community project has received funding  through the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round 2 2016-2017.

Jennifer’s cultural history project will recognise and celebrate ‘creative people’ of the Discovery Coast area. It is scheduled for September 2017 which coincides with school holidays.

Jennifer is a local Discovery Coast artist known for her recent ‘Painted Trees’ ephemeral artwork, part of Gladstone Regional Council’s Art in Parks Project.

View our work: footsteps and footprints 2017 2 - 11View our work: footsteps and footprints 2017 2 - 11Jennifer said, “The ‘FootSteps and FootPrints’ project has been designed and planned to engage locals and tourists in the Agnes Water and Town of Seventeen Seventy area. I am excited to receive support for this project from the Gladstone Region RADF Committee.” View our work: footsteps and footprints 2017 4 - 11

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


Jennifer M Ryan lives in Captain Creek, Queensland and runs two small businesses ‘Agnes Water Adventures – through time’ and ‘Jennifer Ryan Consultancy Services’. Jennifer’s photography has been recognised at the Captain Cook 1770 Festival Art Show and is represented in the Crow Street Creative Art Gallery and in several private collections across Australia.

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 the concepts of Art le Brut. AbEx and contemporary art, using watercolour, acrylic, soft and oil pastels, oil paint, chalks, pencils and collage.

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.


ARTIST CV: Extract from Jennifer
March 2020

MEDIUM Painting: watercolour, oil pastel, acrylic, mixed media, soft pastel,
Photography: digital photography
Digital art: digital collage, abstract and realism decorative and functional

Solo Exhibition2019 – Gladstone Inclusion Centre,
– My Rhupus Life, From Orange Socks to Orange Trees

Group Exhibitions
– 2017
Crow Street Creative, EATS and 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 Captain Cook Art Exhibition, photography, acrylic painting
– Highly Commended, Photography 2013

2016 – 2017 Creative Gladstone group exhibition ,
– Acrylic, chalk and pastel (mixed media)

2014 -2019 Martin Hanson, Gladstone Regional Art Competition

2017 – President, Creative Gladstone Region Inc.
2017 -Current
– committee member Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), Gladstone

Footsteps to Art Health with JenniferWORKSHOPS 2019 Art from the Heart
– My Rhupus Life Exhibition/From Orange Socks to Orange Trees
… Unwearable Art, Kids workshop
… Art from the Heart, Art Le Brut introduction

– Seniors Week: Art from the Heart
– Introduction to your Creativity, Gladstone and Agnes Water

Gladstone Inclusion Centre, Solo Exhibition:
– My Rhupus Life, From Orange Socks to Orange Trees,
RADF/Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum grant

2018 Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Art on Wheels project
– Art on the Move, Miriam Vale

2016-17 Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum,
Art in the Park project
… Painted Trees, Baffle Creek and Rosedale, Qld.

2017 Footsteps and Footprints Cultural History project, celebrating local artists,
RADF/Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum funded

2010 Captain Cook Art Exhibition, photography, Highly Commended, Rural Fires

2012 – 13
Gladstone Regional Council, Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre
photographic competition, Winner

Character Jennifers Granny Jen bookPhotograph Tuffy the Dog JMR2017 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,
2009 Publications:
Agnes Water Beach Caravan Park website, PRD Agnes Water advertising brochure, Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce annual publication, K
ahunas Bar and Grill brochures, Agnes Water, Miriam Vale & District Performance Horse Club posters, Miriam Vale Ruby Club advertising posters ,
Agnes Water Collectibles brochures

Artist in Residence: Watercolour, Mercedes College Perth, Senior Art Camp

YouTube JenieJo Ryan:
Instagram: @jenniferpaints

Facebook Groups:
Discovery Coast, Gladstone imageGroup I Started:
… Local Artists Showcase:
My Activity Sharing Page
… Footsteps and Footprints:

Contact Information

Jennifer M Ryan’s website provides further information. She also can be reached at

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