• GIGS Art Gallery

Serenade

by JENNIFER SMITH


16 to 27 August 2022

OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 20 August, 4–6pm


A collection of unique acrylic abstract paintings


Recently a good friend reminded me of how much we enjoyed painting at high school. This love of creating has inspired me over my lifetime, leading me in many directions but always with the same desire in mind – to create something beautiful, which will promote joy and a conscious sense of well-being in others while at the same time enhancing the space in which it is displayed.


Growing up in the country, one of my favourite pastimes was to collect flowers to preserve and later create artworks or floral arrangements from them. Years later I studied floristry which became a very enjoyable hobby. Further studies in interior design, furnishing design and landscape design taught me valuable skills which, annexed to my floristry skills, were very useful not only with regard to my art journey but also in my career as a Property Developer.


Tremendous satisfaction was gained from transforming boring, tired rooms and making them come alive with a new paint job and by adding furniture which suited the space together with creative features and artworks. Additionally, I became proficient in creating beautiful landscapes outside which made an incredible difference to each property. The experience gained later working in the construction industry where I had opportunities to design rooms (including colour selection, fixtures and fittings), houses and outdoor patios was also a great skill developer.


Over a period of 40 years, I learned a great deal about harmony of design, use of colours and textures in combination and many other skills which I find helpful in creating artworks today. I consider myself very blessed to be able to indulge myself in my passion of painting and look forward to many further years of creativity.







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