Jenny Sanderson – Artist Biography
For me, the belief that “light is life and the source crucial” reins paramount when planning the composition of a painting. Atmosphere is created by the synergy between my subconscious and drafting skills, reflecting my emotive response to the subject matter. I can often be seen sketching or painting in watercolour in the vineyards “en-plain-air” as I believe that is the best way to capture the true essence of the subject.
Amberly Estate Winery; Cape Mentelle Winery; Voyager Estate Winery, Bettenays Winery; Alcoa Australia; Ashton Chambers St Georges Terrace; Bayswater Council: Kempton Morrel; Westpac Collection; Midland Court; Scotch College Centennial painting & Methodist Ladies College. Private collections throughout Australia, United Kingdom ,USA and South Africa.
Jenny studied drawing under Professor Rose of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and also trained as a draftsperson. She continued her career in drafting until 1985 when she left the profession of drafting to paint full-time.
2007 Xanadu Estate Winery – Joint Artisans Exhibition
Xanadu Estate Winery – Feature Artist at Margaret River Tourism Awards
2006 Yallingup Gallery – Joint Artisans Exhibition
2005 Vasse Felix Winery – Joint Artisans Exhibition
2004 Cape Mentelle Winery – Solo Exhibition
2002 Margaret River Gallery – Solo Exhibition
2001 Amberly Estate Winery – Solo “The Alternative Winter “
2000 Margaret River Gallery – Solo “A light touch from Margaret River to to Tuscany”
1999 Margaret River Gallery – ” The Grape ” joint with 6 other artists
1998 Amberly Estate Winery – Solo “The 98 Vintage”
1997 Margaret River Gallery Solo – “The Essence of Margaret River “
1994 Ric’s Gallery – Mixed Exhibition with 4 other Artists
1993 Houghton’s Winery – Joint with Watercolour Society of W.A.
1992 Accent Gallery – Organised and exhibited for WA Research Institute of Child Health “
A Shed Gallery – Joint with Watercolour Society of WA.
1991 Bay Gallery – Joint ” Professions”
1990 Bay Gallery – Solo Exhibition
Awards and Commissions
2008 Highly Commended at Vasse Art Awards
Highly Commended at Margaret River Rotary Art Awards
2006 Highly Commended at Cossack Art Awards
Best local artist at Margaret River Rotary Art Awards
2005 Best local artist at Margaret River Rotary Art Awards
2004 Winner of Margaret River Rotary Business Directory
2002 Commissioned to paint cover design for Wine Travellers Guide to WA.
2000 Commissioned to paint entrance statement for All Seasons Hotel,Margaret River.
1997 Winner Pinjarra Rotary Art Exhibition
Commissioned to paint 4 works for the foyer of Ashton Chambers in St Georges Terrace
Commissioned to paint the Centennial Scotch College painting
1996 Winner of Watercolour Society of WA
1994 Finalist of Mandorla Contemporary Religious Art Award
1992 Winner of Watercolour Society of WA.
1991 Winner of section title “Professions” in theme Exhibition at Bay Gallery
1989 Melville Art Award 1st prize open watercolour section
1988 Perth Royal Show 1st prize watercolour Architectural section
Bayswater Bicentennial Art Acquisition
South Perth Art Society Highly Commended Watercolour
Jenny is an invited member of The Watercolour Society of Western Australia and also of the Margaret River Artisans.