Painting with Acrylics
with Jenni Kelly
This workshop is to introduce fellow artists to some very creative ideas with acrylics. Be prepared to scrape, spray, fling, throw, roll and glaze PAINT, in other words "PLAY WITH ACRYLICS”, and leave the workshop with a greater understanding of acrylics and a new found confidence.
You are welcome to bring your own reference relating to colourful subjects, parrots, flowers, water lilies, and fish. Also if you have people or figure drawings from "Life Classes" or any other subject you would like to touch on.
The work will be very impressionistic to abstract - Fun and Exciting.
Jenni was born in Kerang Victoria and lived and was educated in Bendigo where her interest in oil painting began viewing the great Australian masters at the Bendigo Regional Art Gallery thus starting a long life love affair of viewing galleries Australia wide. Her early works were in traditional oils depicting the subjects of the Gold Mining areas and continuing this style of painting for many years. After her marriage came a family and many transfers with her husband’s work to areas such as Mackay, Isisford, Cardwell, Augathella and Clifton. While living in these isolated areas she continued to do some painting and was a member of The Flying Art School for many years travelling hundreds of kilometres to designated centres.
Jenni is basically self taught and is constantly improving her skills by attending other artists workshops, e.g. McGregor Summer Schools Toowoomba, Mitchell Summer School’s Bathurst and Clifton Art workshops regularly. Jenni is currently living in Murrumba Downs at North Brisbane. She achieves a realistic expression in her creative freestyle painting leaving the viewers free to excise their own imagination. These paintings have an appealing sense of colour, freedom and movement with subjects close to nature. Jenni’s work is continually on display at the White Patch Gallery on Bribie Island and at the Blue Dolphin Gallery at Mooloolaba, and 21 of Jenni’s paintings are hanging throughout the Holy Spirit Hospital at Chermside Brisbane.