Jen is a Melbourne based Artist with 20 years experience painting contemporary art. After completing an Honours Degree at Monash University in 1987, she spent some time travelling Europe, Indonesia and Australia. She has a lifelong passion for art and art history and continues painting alongside other well known local Artists to share techniques and ideas. She predominantly paints using oils in a semi abstract style. Jen has been continuously exhibiting as a professional Artist since 2002.
Creating paintings is part of Jen’s everyday life as a full time Artist. “Colour to me is everything. What excites me is creating works that capture a luminous mix of rich intense colours and texture.” Jen’s paintings are full of light and seductive brushwork to enliven the senses of the viewer.
Intuition guides Jen’s hand when painting. She describes it as entering into an enclosed and very focussed personal space whereby the canvas grows into its own artwork. Her paintings are not a literal representation; images evolve from her dreams, memory, nature and imagination. “For me, it is important that my art should bring pleasure to the viewer. I have a pure love of paint and strive to create works that capture vivid beauty using the language of colour.”
Jen has paintings in the corporate market and in private collections in Australia and overseas. She enjoys a steady stream of sales and private commissions. Her work is currently on display at SOMA Health and Wellness Centre, 144 Barkers Rd, Hawthorn and also at Victoria Harbour Medical Centre, 2-3/850 Collins Street, Docklands (entry via Merchant Street).
Jen’s works may be viewed by appointment at her Canterbury studio, Ph. 0409 844 227.
For more on Jen Shewring, see her website at www.jenshewring.com
Achievements and Awards:
2012 Major Commission of 3 panel outdoor painting for St. Dominic’s Primary School, 2011 Art Melbourne at Royal Exhibition Buildings Melbourne, 2011 Artwork published in the Roberts McCubbin gift card series, 2010 Recognition of Support - MIND, 2009 Guest Artist at Roberts McCubbin Art Exhibition (also purchased a painting for their collection), 2008/2010 Artwork published in the Canterbury Art Exhibition Calendars.
2103 Canterbury Art Exhibition, 2013 Hartwell Art Exhibition, 2013 St. Kevin's Art Exhibition, 2012 Roberts McCubbin Art Exhibition, 2012 Canterbury Art Exhibition, 2011 Hartwell Primary Art Show, 2011 Roberts McCubbin Art Exhibition, 2011 Camberwell Girls Grammar Art Show, 2011 Art Melbourne, 2011 Canterbury Art Exhibition, 2010 Surrey Hills Primary Art Show, 2010 Canterbury Art Exhibition, 2009 Roberts McCubbin Art Exhibition, 2009 Canterbury Art Exhibition, 2008 Roberts McCubbin Art Exhibition, 2008 Mont Albert Primary Art Exhibition, 2008 Brighton Primary Art Show, 2008 Camberwell Rotary Art Show, 2008 St. Kevin's Art Show, 2008 Canterbury Art Show, 2007 Roberts McCubbin Art Exhibition, 2007 Strathcona Art Exhibition, 2007 Going Public Art Awards, 2007 Canterbury Art Exhibition, 2006 Mount Waverley Art Show, 2006 Canterbury Art Exhibition.
Contact Jen to discuss commissions on Ph. 0409 844 227.
For more on Jen Shewring see www.jenshewring.com