I am an Australian Artist who is passionate about painting the beauty of my natural environment. I work from my studio in Perth and outdoors plein-air painting among nature.
Most of my paintings are on exhibition in 5 different rooms at the iconic John St Café Gallery in Cottesloe, Perth.
On many occasions I can be found in Kings Park Botanic Gardens, absorbed in a painting, surrounded by the beauty of the Australian flora. My love affair with Kings Park Botanic Gardens started many years ago and I have been represented by Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop as one of Perth’s botanical artists since 2016. I have been a feature artist during the Kings Park Festival and at special in-store events.
I like to paint in a free-flowing manner, favouring a heavy application of thick textured paint, with energetic brush strokes onto canvas, linen or board.
I love to use a subtle tonal colour palette, together with the play of light to give my paintings dynamic and expressive character.
I am proud to be an award-winning Artist, with many of my artworks owned by private collectors in Australia and internationally.
2022 - Ongoing Exhibition at John St Cafe & Gallery, 37 John St Cottesloe Perth. Open daily 7 - 3pm
2022 - Ongoing Artworks on exhibition at Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop, Frazer Ave, West Perth
Winner - of the Melville Painting Awards in 2014 and 2018
Winner - of Claremont Local Artist Awards in 2016 and 2018
Highly commended - Stirling Art Awards 2015
Highly commended - Beverley Art Awards 2022
Lethbridge Gallery 2022 Art Awards Salon des Refuses
York Botanic National Art Prize 2020
Royal Show Art Prize 2012 - 2018
Black Swan Heritage Art Prize 2012
South Perth Art Awards 2012 & 2013
Claremont Art Awards 2014 - 2019
City of Melville Art Awards 2021
Many private Australian and international collectors
Wesfarmers Art Collection - Sydney (2 Seascapes)
Voyager Estate Winery, Margaret River (Landscape)
Margaret River Hotel, Margaret River (Seascape and Botanical)
Sell out shows 2016 - Artist Open Home Fremantle
Sell out show 2019 - Aspects of Kings Park as the feature artist during the Kings Park Spring Festival
Home Beautiful - April 2021
Friends of Kings Park - Autumn 2021
Kings Park Botanic Gardens Perth - Website Article 2017
Jen Mellor Art
John St Cafe & Gallery, 37 John St, Cottesloe - Perth
Aspects of Kings Park Gallery - Perth