Artist Profile

Paula
Jenkins

Born 1978, Paddington Sydney, NSW.
Paula Jenkins_Towards Mount Sonder (Tjoritja - West MacDonnell Ranges)_29x39cm_Gouache + artgraf on paper_$990

Artist Profile

Paula

Jenkins

Born 1978, Paddington Sydney, NSW

“My art is a continuous journey of discovery as I explore, through painting, our incredible and diverse environments around the country. I look deep into a landscape and extract the subtleties and connotations that lie within. My aim is to evoke emotion and a sense of place through my paintings. I create connections with the Australian environment to allow for a deeper understanding of the compelling beauty, the wild, the rugged and the mystery of our unique landforms.”

Paula is a contemporary landscape artist living in the Northern Tablelands of Walcha NSW. Paula predominately uses oil in the studio and gouache and mixed media en plein air, with her expressive works known for her vivacious use of colour, textures, and mark-making. Due to her passion for environmental conservation Paula completed a Degree in Environmental Management whilst continuing her art practice throughout her career. Her love for the environment and her dedication towards her art practice led her to becoming a full-time landscape artist. The natural environment is at the forefront of her works.

Paula has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in commercial and regional galleries. Recent notable exhibitions have included ‘Interconnected’ Beautiful Bizarre Magazine international exhibition at New England Regional Art Museum (2022) and solo exhibitions at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (2021) and New England Regional Art Museum (2020). Her works are held in collections at the State Library of NSW and University of New England. She has been selected as both winner and finalist in a number of national art prizes.