Australian artist Jenni Rogers creates delightfully whimsical artwork that celebrates good meals and eating out. See extra of her portfolio by visiting her website.
I reside within the Byron Bay Hinterland, Australia, with my husband, mom, daughter, son-in-law, new grandbaby, chooks, sheep and two mini-foxy x chihuahuas. It’s a full home and full life!
I had fairly a journey to changing into a full-time artist and floor sample designer. After leaving faculty at 14, I went to secretarial faculty after which to work at my mother and father’ enterprise at a quarry in Sydney. I didn’t take pleasure in this an excessive amount of. Sweeping flooring and making espresso wasn’t what I assumed I’d be doing as a secretary. After quitting and being fired means too many instances, I managed to safe a job as a waitress.
After working there just a few months, I found the enterprise was on the market. My sister grew to become a guarantor on a mortgage for me on the financial institution, and I purchased my first enterprise for $12,000 in 1985, The Chelsea Teahouse in Avalon. I had simply turned 16.
Being an artist wasn’t one thing I had ever dreamed of with the ability to do. Whereas rising up in Sydney within the 70’s and 80’s, my objective was solely to earn sufficient cash to go away house. I ultimately did that after shopping for the teahouse at 16.
I later grew to become a chef and went on to personal many cafes, takeaways and bakeries. After having my first youngster, I noticed this was not the perfect life for me. It was too troublesome to lift a household and with the hours required within the meals enterprise, I spent an excessive amount of time away from house.
Sooner or later I adopted my Mum (who painted casually) to artwork class. I found an absolute pleasure in portray. I took people artwork courses and accomplished three years doing Cert II & III in Positive Artwork and Modern Craft at Tafe. It’s solely been the final 4 years that I’ve critically pursued my artwork full-time.
A few 12 months and a half in the past, I found floor sample design. I discovered that I completely beloved the thought of portray and turning the paintings right into a sample. Then I learnt Photoshop and took two floor sample design programs to refine my abilities. That included organising an internet site and studying the way to take pictures and video reels.
My inspiration comes from so many sources as I reside on acreage and I’m solely minutes from the seashore. To sum me up, I’m just a little nation and just a little beachy and a complete lot of foodie. I’m so excited to color and create each day. It doesn’t really feel like work in any respect!
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