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My name is Kadira Jennings. I was born in New Zealand and emigrated to Australia in 1981, although I frequently return to NZ as I find much inspiration there. 
I currently reside on the Central Coast of NSW one hours drive north of Sydney.
There are two major themes that underpin much of the work, even back to the early days of my art career. These are, the concepts of layering and light. Of course when one considers light there are always its counterparts - shadows and reflections, which in turn speak to me of beauty and mystery. There is an emphasis on creating a feeling of things forgotten and remembered, felt , yet unseen. I often attempt to create a sense of something indefinable, yet tangible, which in turn creates a sense of longing within the viewer. 
I work in oils, on canvas often beginning with a more realistic image and working in a series to a more abstract expression of the essence of the original work.
I run the largest private art school on the Central coast and divide my time between teaching, painting and  getting my art out into the world. I live with my partner John and my 10 year old granddaughter.

Education

○ Attended Elam school of fine arts – Auckland New Zealand
○ Year Three Painting and drawing at Seaforth Tech – Sydney
○ Studied under the following artists – ( NZ) Pat Hanley, Garth Tapper, Colin McMahon
(Australia) David Andrews (Archibald finalist), Judith White, John Olsen, John Morris

Exhibitions

ONE-PERSON SHOWS
2004 Tidal platforms Café La Vida Copacabana
2003 -04 Open Studios Art Vision Studios Gosford
2002 Time waits for no Man Gosford Regional Gallery Gosford
2000 Captured Moments Brisbane Water Galleries Gosford
1999 A Fractured Vision Charles Hewitt Galleries Sydney
1996-98 Various Brisbane Water Galleries Gosford
1991 Glimpses Whole on the Wall Gallery Sydney
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Contemporary Art Gallery On line
2015 Artists On Show @ Shorethyme Gallery
2015 Central Coast Women Artists - Exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery
2014 Central Coast Art Co Op Exhibition - Tuggerah
2013 Grandma Moses – Gosford
2013 Gosford Art Prize – Overflow Exhibition
2011,2013 A Vine Art Affair  – Group exhibition at Fires Creek Winery – Holgate
2004 Affordable Art Show Indigo Art Sydney

1999 Cinque Avoca Gallery Central Coast
1998 A Taste of Sydney Nissart Gallery Launceston
1998 Group Show Charles Hewitt Galleries Sydney
1995 Sister City Edogawa City Gallery Japan
1988-1995 Sydney Royal Exhibition Sydney

Influences

Georgia O'keeffe, Annette Bezor, Pat Hanley, Garth Tapper, Colin McMahon
David Andrews, Judith White, John Olsen, John Morris

100cm (W) x 84cm (H)
Oils on canvas
$2,550
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oils on canvas
$1,600
46cm (W) x 46cm (H)
Oils on canvas
$440
46cm (W) x 46cm (H)
Oils on canvas - gallery wrap
$440
46cm (W) x 46cm (H)
Oils on canvas
$440
101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Oils on canvas
$2,000
56cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oils on canvas
$655
45cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oils on canvas
$440
100cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oils on canvas
$1,600
56cm (W) x 56cm (H)
Oils on canvas
$655