Jennifer Andrews at work in her studio
Ripples on the Littoral – Littoral Series 43 by 70 cm
"Gaudette" Oil on Canvas
Littoral Wash – Littoral Series 42 by 70 cm
Stained Glass Designs : St Matthews Gayndah QLD
Intarsia ii - Digital
To Rest — Essence of Being series
As a Brisbane based artist and art educator, I have exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and have completed design commissions - large stained-glass window designs, designs for textile works, illustration and works for print and web. Although my practice has been extensive, drawing has been, and still is, my main focus.
In 2011, I completed the Master of Visual Art at QCA, Griffith University, with an exhibition titled "Uncharted Terrains". I created large innovative drawings and digital images, sourcing rainforests streams, to challenge concepts of mimesis while exploring notions of perception.
My interest in how we interact with images in a digital era informs my current practice. As a candidate for the Doctorate of Visual Art at QCA, Griffith University, I am exploring, through my art works, conventional understandings of representation and ways of integrating traditional and digital image making with a primary focus on drawing.
My art practice parallels my career as an art educator. In my role as head of art in high school for 14 years, I developed a deep appreciation of the importance of art education for both the individual and society. I am intrigued and inspired by the potential for art education to develop problem solving abilities, appreciation of aesthetics and openness to possibility and difference. I founded Brizart in 1999. Brizart continues to offer art education for children, teens and adults in the western suburbs of Brisbane.
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