Jennifer was always drawing as a child and chose to study art in secondary school, but took no other formal training, as her life continued. After marrying Jennifer and her family lived an itinerate life following her husband who was in the Airforce, to far off places in Australia and overseas. During this time, where art groups and classes were available Jennifer did her best to continue to learn and practice. When stability arrived, she attended summer and winter schools. First at Wagga, then later at Bathurst studying watercolour, acrylic and lastly oil painting with various tutors, all of whom provided insights into their particular medium and style. It was an enjoyable way to learn.
Joining the Kyneton Art Group gave added opportunity to share and learn with some very capable artists. This also provided the environment to pursue the many opportunities to attend workshops in all manner of mediums and products.
Along this journey as most artists do, Jennifer has garnered friends and groups where she could meet and enjoy the pleasure of learning, developing skills together and share the knowledge she has gained on her journey.
There have also been exhibitions that she has contributed to and at times won the occasional prize, even a one man-show at an accommodating local gallery. Jennifer finds that the pleasure of selling a painting is always a wrench, because inevitably it is a piece she has laboured over and put part of herself into, as does every artist. But in saying that, she still finds great pleasure in being able to generate a piece that she feels will please, that she can hang alongside the work of her friends and peers in each new exhibition.