Sweet-art by Jenni

Sweet-art by Jenni

  • Artist’s Statement

    SOLO EXHIBITION “A chef who paints"

    WHEN: 22 June - 30 July 2022
    OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday 22 June 6-8 PM

    WHERE: Community Bank Darling Square
    Shop NE12, 11 Little Pier Street (Crn of Little Pier and Harbour Streets)
    HAYMARKET NSW 2000

    “A Chef who paints” shares Jenni’s love and exuberance for life through her experiences as a chef and artist.
    Based in the beautiful Byron Bay Hinterland, Australia, Jenni delights in creating beautiful art which starts with the basic ingredients of flour, cream, organic eggs and spices, which are transformed through watercolours, oils and charcoal.

    “When I think about food it pulls at my heartstrings.”

    Jenni’s art brings a reminiscence of unique eateries, picturesque cafes, exotic street scenes and homey kitchens where you can smell the mouth-watering aromas, taste the exotic and home-cooked favourites, and hear the audible joy of people enjoying a meal together.

  • Biography

    Jenni is an Australian artist and chef, who is based in the beautiful Byron Bay Hinterland, Australia and delights in creating paintings that combine two of her favourite things - cooking and art.

    Jenni bought her first cafe when she was just 16 years old - The Chelsea Teahouse in Avalon. It was only later in life that she discovered her love for painting. This love is what lead Jenni to go on to create artworks depicting beautifully presented food. Jenni is in her element whilst baking beautiful cakes, biscuits, and pastries and turning them into works of art.

    She finds all aspects of food and cafes very emotional, as fondly remembered by Jenni, “I often associate memories with food. I know when I bake bread, I think of my dad in the kitchen baking these enormous loaves for our family, my Grandma and I making little, sweet jam mushrooms with icing and pastry stalks and my mum and I destroyed the kitchen through cake decorating, every bowl and appliance in the house was used. Our favourite recipes remind us of our loved ones – when we create them, in a way, it brings them back to us. My paintings are a way of capturing those images”

    Jenni recalls, “It wasn’t so much that I discovered my love of painting and drawing as I remember now, I just never thought I had any talent to even attempt to do anything more substantial. My defining moment came whilst walking back home from an oil painting class in our local hall in Empire Bay on the central coast and thinking wow I can paint! and I dabbled with the thought “I could be an artist” I had only just painted my first painting and I knew nothing except I absolutely loved it!”
    After the birth of her two daughters, Jenni took Folk-art Classes in Singleton and then knew she wanted to go and do formal training to gain confidence, that’s when she completed Cert II & III in Fine Art & Contemporary Craft at Tafe. “This taught me the foundations of drawing and playing around with different mediums and styles,” said Jenni.

    Jenni’s creative process starts with feelings that she gains from the observation of these subjects. Then her mind starts to envision how it could look, usually painting from still life, photos or real life as in Plein air. As passionately described by Jenni, “When I bake the texture and colours consume me - there is never-ending inspiration from these subjects. It’s life and it is a part of us all."
    “You can’t live without food!”

  • Influences

    My inspiration comes from many artists as well, like Wayne Thiebaud, Johannes Vermeer, Cezanne, Georg Flegel and not to mention my favourite is Carol Gillette who writes/paints the best blog “Paris Breakfasts”

Showing all 30 artworks

Sweet-art by Jenni

Lazy Sunday
69 x 59 cm Oils/Acrylics/Canvas $1,100.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

The Tour
79 x 68 cm Mixed Media on canvas, Double Framed $1,300.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Fruits de mer
68 x 58 cm Oils/Acrylics on Canvas, Framed $1,040.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Acai bowl @ #12
61 x 30 cm Mixed media on canvas, unframed $595.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Market Aprons
46 x 45 cm Mixed media on canvas, unframed $550.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

A bird's breakfast, Santorini
61 x 76 cm Oils/Acrylic on canvas, unframed $1,040.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Roasted Chestnuts
91 x 45 cm Mixed media on canvas, unframed $1,040.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Chocolate Roulade
30 x 40 cm Mixed media on canvas, unframed $500.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Lemon Meringue Tart
41 x 30 cm Mixed media on canvas, unframed $500.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Celebration Cake
30 x 25 cm Mixed media on canvas, unframed $400.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Monet's Tap
50.5 x 40.5 cm Mixed media on canvas, unframed $500.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Siesta
57 x 67 x 4 cm Oils/Acrylic on Canvas, Framed $950.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Oe!
71 x 51 x 4 cm Mixed media on canvas, unframed $950.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Wildflower Wedding
76 x 61 x 4 cm Oils/Acrylic on canvas, unframed $950.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Chez Juliette
94 x 63 x 5 cm Oils, acrylic on canvas, framed $1,500.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Prodotti
82 x 63 x 5 cm Acrylic, oils & charcoal, canvas material on board, framed $1,400.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Cake Display
63 x 48 x 5 cm Oils, acrylic on board, framed $1,040.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Just a few morsels
79 x 63 x 5 cm Oils, acrylic on canvas, framed $1,400.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Slice of Pie - Limited collection, this is No: 2/2
42 x 36 cm Collagraph print on paper, framed under glass $320.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Three slices of cake - Limited collection, No: 2/8
36 x 35 x 2 cm Collagraph print on paper, matt board, glass and framed $320.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Lighthouse - Limited collection, No: 2/6
48 x 45 x 2 cm Linocut print on paper, oil based ink, framed under glass $360.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Dragoneye -Limited collection, No: 2/6
32 x 30 x 2 cm Linocut print, oil based ink on paper, framed under glass $320.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Walka - Limited collection, No: 2/4
37 x 29 x 2 cm Intaglio print, oil based ink on paper, framed under glass $320.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Reflection - Limited collection; No: 2/2.
41 x 33 x 2 cm Intaglio print, oil based ink on paper, framed under glass $320.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Market Combi
62 x 57 x 5 cm Oils, acrylic on board, framed Sold

Sweet-art by Jenni

Beef - Limited collection; No: 3/5.
33 x 27 x 2 cm Intaglio print, oil based ink on paper, framed under glass $320.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

The Red Table
45 x 34 x 5 cm Oils/Acrylics/Canvas/Framed $550.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

The Blue Table
61 x 45 x 4 cm Oils/Acrylics/Canvas/unframed $850.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

Mr & Mrs
61 x 51 x 4 cm Oils/Acrylic/Canvas, unframed $850.00

Sweet-art by Jenni

String Ensemble
65 x 50 x 5 cm Oils/Acrylic/Canvas/Framed $950.00