Despite being relatively new to producing Fine Art, my approach is professional. My work is archival, using supplies that are designed to last.
Ever since I was in my teens I have sketched as a way to deal with stress. Woven throughout my life have been times when I needed to escape reality and I did so by drawing. My early work was in graphite, but back then I called it lead pencil, done on any paper I had at hand. I kept coming back to my art, each time improving through practice but always in grey-scale.
I also expressed my creative side through Faberge style Ostrich Eggs and ostrich feather dusters ( I had to get something out of the ostriches my husband and I had bought!). After the ostriches were gone we got a couple of angora goats and I began processing and knitting mohair fleece.
After having my nails done on a cruise I took, I became interested in Nail Art and attained my cert II in nail technology doing many face to face courses with some of the best in that industry. I won the novice division of The Australian Nail Awards in fantasy runway nails and set up a home salon until 2016 when an old whiplash injury turned into nerve root compression and I could no longer sit for hours doing nails.
Just over a year ago I again had health issues that left me with a racing mind so I started drawing, again, but this time I discovered watercolour pencils and proper watercolour paper. I was encouraged by those that saw my work and decided to get serious about art. I started watching tutorials from a wonderful artist I discovered on You Tube. For me this was a major turning point, expanding my knowledge and leading me to coloured pencil art and social media.
Today I still work as a registered nurse Leading in a nurse led clinic, this allows me to buy the best supplies but leaves less time for my art, it is a balancing act. I have finished one commission and have some work I intend to get prints made from to sell.
I enjoy making people happy with my art.
Meet the Artist
G'Day, I am Jeni the artist here at Addictive Impressions. I live on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia (in my opinion the best place in the world to live) and work at a small hospital as a registered nurse. I have an enduring love of colour and beautiful things and love to make people smile.
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