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Jennie has been painting professionally for over twenty years, she teaches both drawing and painting (various mediums) and is a sought after tutor and art judge across regional New South Wales.  Her work encompasses tonal impressionism, mainly in acrylics, oils and inks with the focus strongly linked to light, colour, and the paint itself. She is also passionate about experimental drawing and mixed media.  Jennie has had over 30, successful solo exhibitions, as well as exhibiting in joint exhibitions and competitions. She has won numerous awards and has works in public, corporate and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, China, India, England and America. 


o    2023        ‘Where the Birds Sing’ solo Artists on Parade, TUMBARUMBA
o    2023        Joint exhibition ‘Framed by Bek gallery, WAGGA WAGGA
o    2023        ‘Reset’ joint exhibition with fellow artist Karen Walsh, Woodworks Gallery, BUNGENDORE
o    2022        ‘Canopy II’ solo Burrengong Gallery YOUNG
o    2022        ‘Canopy – a conversation with Trees’ solo Bungendore Fine Art Gallery, BUNGENDORE
o    2021        ‘Contours’ joint exhibition with Jess Forster, Grenfell Regional Art Gallery, GRENFELL
o    2021        ‘Contours’ joint exhibition with Jess Forster, ROR Gallery, GRIFFITH.
o    2024-13        5Ways Tumut gallery, numerous joint exhibitions, TUMUT
o    2022-13        Library art space,  Solo exhibitions, TUMUT
o    2018        Featured Artist Camden Art show, Judge 2017, CAMDEN
o    2017-14                Eastern Riverina Arts, Feature artist  WAGGA
o    2016        Burrengong Galleries, Solo exhibition, YOUNG
o    2016-12     The Khaya, Joint exhibitions, COOTAMUNDRA
o    2015        In the Frame Gallery, ‘Faces and Places of Nepal’, joint exhibition with Anne Mills, GRIFFITH
o    2015        Griffith Regional Art Gallery, ‘A journey less ordinary’ Joint exhibition with Karen Walsh, GRIFFITH and GRENFELL
o    2014        Exhibition State Parliament House with ‘Dreams 2live4’, Joint Exhibition SYDNEY,
o    2014        Exhibition Prince of Wales Hospital exhibition space, Solo Exhibition SYDNEY
o    2014        Brett Naseby Gallery, Collaborative work with Jess Forster GRIFFITH
o    2014         The Khaya, Joint exhibition, ‘Through the generations’ &‘ Amici Artisti’ with Karen Walsh COOTAMUNDRA
o    2013        In the Frame gallery, Solo Exhibition, GRIFFITH,
o    2013-2000     Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Joint Exhibition’s, GRIFFITH
o    2012-2001    Cottage Gallery, Solo exhibitions & Joint Exhibition’s GRIFFITH    
o    2010,06,05,04,03Art-FX ,Solo exhibitions ,COOTAMUNDRA
o    2003-02        Docker Street Gallery, Joint exhibition, WAGGA WAGGA, The Peppin Heritage Centre, Solo exhibition, DENILIQUIN
o    2002        ‘Jeans for Genes’ painting on legendary soccer player Craig Johnson’s jeans and Singer/Actress Danni Minogue’s jeans

Brief Art History:  Awards

  • Tumut Art Show Winner Acrylics 2023, Winner People’s Choice 2023, 2nd Acrylics 2022 & 2021, small section 2021, 2nd Oils 2021,

      Winner works on paper, 2019, Acrylics 2018, HC & winner People’s Choice, 2016, 2017, HC Open section 2010

  • Winner works on paper King Valley Art Show 2017

  • Narrandera Rotary Art Show Most outstanding, 1stdrawing, 2nd acrylic 2008, 1st pastel, 2nd oil 2010, 2nd overall hanger’s choice

      and people’s choice 2013, 1st Oil section 2015, 1st Oil Section 2016

  • Deniliquin Rotary Art Show, Highly Comm 2008, Winner Other Media and H/C Non- Traditional 2009

  • Winner Figurative section and Riverina Artist award ‘Exposed 08’ Griffith 2008,

  • Country Energy Acquisitive prize ‘Exposed 09’ Griffith 2009, Finalist Outback Art Prize Broken Hill 2009

  • Peoples Choice ‘Flower power’ Griffith Regional Art Gallery 2009-11

  • Peoples Choice ‘Faces of Griffith’ Griffith Regional Art Gallery 2010, 2012

  • Wattle Time Art Show – Cootamundra :Pastel Section 2002, 3rd2009, 2nd 2010, Peoples Choice 2002-3,

      Winner Regional Scene 2005, Winner Aspects of sports 2009, 2nd Open section 2010, Winner Rural Subject 2012, Winner Open section 2013

  • Winner Coolac 2000, ‘Still Life with a Sausage’ competition in conjunction with ‘Bald Archie’s’

  • Most outstanding entry in the Riverina Flickers 2001 Art Prize, Finalist in the Black Friars Drawing competition 2003-2004

  • Winner Casella Art Prize 2005, 2006, people’s choice 2013, Mitchell School of Arts, Charles Sturt University, Drawing Award 2008


      2019    Mural Hay Library, Mural Hillston

  • 2018 Organiser & contributor to successful charity online art auction for BuyaBALE

  • 2015 5Ways Mural Walk, Tumut Art Society

  • 2014 Mural Goolgowi Public School

  • 2013 Mural Adelong bank, Mural Department of Community and Family Services

  • 2012 Professional Business Women of Griffith, Miss October charity Calendar,Griffith City Tourism ‘Dare to indulge’ logo and branding

  • 2010 Book ‘a day in the Life of Jennifer Forster’ by photographer Brett Naseby

  • 2008 Work Selected as part of permanent Government exhibition in Harbin, China

  • 2007 Mural Bilbul Public School

  • 2005 Feature Photograph in photographic book on Griffith. Mural Yenda Public School

  • 2004 Griffith City Library 9mtr Mural 2004, National libraries publication feature


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