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 among nature.
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, palette knife and energetic brush strokes onto canvas, linen or board.
I love to use a strong tonal colour palette, together with the play of light to give my paintings dynamic and expressive character.
John St Café Gallery in Cottesloe, Perth, exhibits several of my original Australian seascape paintings, Australian botanicals, landscapes and my abstract art.
I am proud to be an award-winning Artist, with many of my artworks owned by private collectors in Australia and internationally.
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
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
Many private overseas and Australian collectors
Wes Farmers 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
Gallery Aura, Kojonup - Western Australia.