Jennis Ardern is a mixed media artist based in North Brisbane‚ whose passion for life is reflected in the vibrant mixed media paintings and detailed‚ freehand ink illustrations.

"My art reflects the optimism I feel about life and the capacity to grow and create a life that nourishes the spirit. I use symbolism and flowing lines to represent mortality‚ growth and the divine as a means t promote positive self-imagery‚ love of life and to inspire self-expression and creativity."

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Moreton Institute of TAFE‚ Fashion Design - Brisbane - 2003 - 2004
Southbank Institute of Technology - Brisbane - 2009 - 2010
Cultivate the Arts Intensive, Professional Development 2018
Regional Arts Development Fund, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Concept Development Grant 2018


2014 - Immanuel Arts Festival
2014 - Royal Queensland Show
2015 - Immanuel Arts Festival
2015 - Pine Rivers Show
2015 - Royal Queensland Show
2015 - Illustrators Australia Awards
2015 - Nudgee College
2015 - Nundah Village Festival Art Exhibition
2015 - 2016 Gophers Coffee - Solo exhibit
2015 - 2016 Queensland State Library - Peace and Quiet Exhibition
2016 - Finalist - Rotary Art Spectacular
2016 - Pine Rivers Show
2017 - Yonder Festival
2017 - Lords - Group Exhibition
2017 - Gophers Coffee - Solo exhibit
2017 - D'Arcy Doyle Awards
2017 - RAW Brisbane - Verse
2017 - Nundah Village Art Show
2017 - Kenilworth Arts Fest
2018- Generate Festival Gallery
2018 - Kenilworth Arts Fest
2018-2019 Outside In Exhibition - St Vincent's Private Hospital


Pine Rivers Press/ North Lakes Times December 6, 2018
Courier Mail December 7, 2018


I’m inspired by the beauty and patterns that exist in nature; feathers and scales, tall stands of tree and clinging vines, all growing things. Roaming landscapes and hidden natural treasures are at the forefront of my current works as I explore the connection of the physical spaces around us that as individuals we have little control over but that still play such a fundamental role in our experiences and perceptions.

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