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My current series was created to personify the powerful female decorated image. Iconic religious paintings of adorned doyens have been displayed in churches over centuries - images of respect, decorated to enhance and celebrate the female image in high esteem.
An interest in statues, Victorian mostly - white marble fleshed bodies, the epitome of goddesses, languishing in gardens and on building facades. a fascination of portraiture of queens - aloof and decadent, over decorated with jewels and an attitude to reflect their status, pin-up, celebrity, idol, heroin. Haute couture intermixes with the narrative and periods of country and western, rock and roll, and other images through time.
Bespoke designs on landscape shaped dresses merge with iconic portraits. These portraits of sculptural soft marble like faces take elements of past and present women to gather all those idiosyncrasies and create a romantic playful female image of women, the true creators, breaking glass ceilings, the quite achievers, powerful and blessed with a strength.

Melbourne based artist Joni Dennis award winner both here and overseas. Her bespoke works are found in corporate and domestic spaces in Australia and internationally.

Giclee prints are available from the original work.

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Education

MONASH UNIVERSITY

COMMISSIONS
ANL SHIPPING – RECEPTION PAINTING 152 X 520CM
IAN TUDBALL ARCHITECTS – COMMISSION OF 15 LARGE PAINTINGS FOR NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.
CHARLES DUNCAN ARCHITECTS – COMMISSION FOR MAIN ENTRANCE OF HIS HOUSE ‘BEACH’ (180 X 250CM)
THE MELBOURNIAN – APARTMENT – COMMISSION FOR A 30 PANEL PAINTING ‘DIVINE’ 400CM X 120CM
THE IVY NIGHTCLUB – ‘MARILYN’ (180 X 250CM)
JARDIN’S RESTAURANT SOUTH YARRA – ‘LONG NIGHTS’ 2 X (150 X 150CM) – ‘BROTHERS’ (150 X 150CM)
SAILS RESTAURANT WILLIAMSTOWN – ‘HELLO SAILOR’ (120 X 150CM)


AWARDS AUSTRALIA
2017 BAYSIDE ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE – FINALIST
ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE 2016 SECOND PRIZE
ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE 2015 FINALIST
ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE 2014 HIGHLY COMMENDED
ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE 2013 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE 2013 SECOND PRIZE
ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE 2012 FINALIST
SANTOS ACQUISITIVE ART AWARD 2012 FINALIST
PUBLISHER’S CUP CRICKET PRIZE 2011 – SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND FINALIST
ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE 2011 FINALIST
PUBLISHER’S CUP CRICKET PRIZE 2010 – SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND FINALIST
ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE 2010 FINALIST
PUBLISHER’S CUP CRICKET PRIZE 2009 – SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND FINALIST
SMART ARTZ GALLERY 2009 THIRD PRIZE
ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE 2009 FINALIST
MELBOURNE ON CANVAS ART PRIZE 2008 SHORT LISTED
ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE 2008 FINALIST

ART COLLECTIONS
ANL SHIPPING 2011 FAR FROM THE ROADS
ANL SHIPPING 2010 RIDERS OF THE STORM


INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

FLORENCE BIENNALE DEC 2011 FIFTH PRIZE – PAINTING
IEAADUBAI INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD – 1ST ROUND SHORTLIST FEBRUARY 2016

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
SUBURBAN 312 GALLERY – SOLO EXHIBITION 2010

PUBLICATIONS
101 COLLINS STREET MAGAZINE SPRING 2009

CHEF’S CHOICE
MELBOURNE RESTAURANTS AND THEIR RECIPES
THE HERALD AND WEEKLY TIMES LIMITEDD

Exhibitions

Art Collections
ANL Shipping 2011 - Far from the Roads
ANL Shipping 2010 -Riders of the Storm
Commissions
ANL Shipping – Reception painting 152 x 520cm
Ian Tudball Architects - Commission of 15 large paintings for new housing development.
Charles Duncan Architects - Commission for main entrance of his house ‘Beach’ (180 x 250cm)
The Melbournian – Apartment - Commission for a 30 panel painting ‘Divine’ 400cm x 120cm
The Ivy Nightclub - ‘Marilyn’ (180 x 250cm)
Jardin’s restaurant South Yarra - ‘Long Nights’ 2 x (150 x 150cm) - ‘Brothers’ (150 x 150cm)
Sails Restaurant Williamstown - ‘Hello Sailor’ (120 x 150cm)

Awards Overseas
Florence Biennale Dec 2011 Fifth Prize – Painting
IEAA DUBAI'S INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD -1st round shortlist February 2016

Awards Australia
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2015 Finalist
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2014 Finalist
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2014 Highly Commended
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2013 People’s Choice Award
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2013 Winner Second Prize
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2012 Finalist
Santos Acquisitive Art Award 2012 Finalist
Publisher’s Cup Cricket Prize 2011 - SCG Finalist
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2011 Finalist
Publisher’s Cup Cricket Prize 2010 – SCG Finalist
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2010 Finalist
Publisher’s Cup Cricket Prize 2009 - SCG Finalist
Smart Artz Gallery 2009 Third prize
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2009 Finalist
Melbourne on Canvas Art Prize 2008 Short listed
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2008 Finalist
Solo Exhibitions - Suburban 312 Gallery - Solo Exhibition 2010
Publications - 101 Collins Street Magazine
Chef's Choice - Melbourne Restaurants and their recipes - The Herald and Weekly Times Limited


Art Collections
ANL Shipping 2011 - Far from the Roads
ANL Shipping 2010 -Riders of the Storm
Commissions
ANL Shipping – Reception painting 152 x 520cm
Ian Tudball Architects - Commission of 15 large paintings for new housing development.
Charles Duncan Architects - Commission for main entrance of his house ‘Beach’ (180 x 250cm)
The Melbournian – Apartment - Commission for a 30 panel painting ‘Divine’ 400cm x 120cm
The Ivy Nightclub - ‘Marilyn’ (180 x 250cm)
Jardin’s restaurant South Yarra - ‘Long Nights’ 2 x (150 x 150cm) - ‘Brothers’ (150 x 150cm)
Sails Restaurant Williamstown - ‘Hello Sailor’ (120 x 150cm)

Awards Overseas
Florence Biennale Dec 2011 Fifth Prize – Painting
IEAA DUBAI'S INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD -1st round shortlist February 2016

Awards Australia
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2015 Finalist
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2014 Finalist
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2014 Highly Commended
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2013 People’s Choice Award
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2013 Winner Second Prize
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2012 Finalist
Santos Acquisitive Art Award 2012 Finalist
Publisher’s Cup Cricket Prize 2011 - SCG Finalist
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2011 Finalist
Publisher’s Cup Cricket Prize 2010 – SCG Finalist
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2010 Finalist
Publisher’s Cup Cricket Prize 2009 - SCG Finalist
Smart Artz Gallery 2009 Third prize
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2009 Finalist
Melbourne on Canvas Art Prize 2008 Short listed
ANL Maritime Art Prize 2008 Finalist
Solo Exhibitions - Suburban 312 Gallery - Solo Exhibition 2010
Publications - 101 Collins Street Magazine
Chef's Choice - Melbourne Restaurants and their recipes - The Herald and Weekly Times Limited


118cm (W) x 85cm (H)
Mixed Media
$4,950