Jenny Liu Leung - Artist Bio

Artist Bio

I have always had a keen interest in classical art.  For nearly three decades I lived in the northern rivers district of N.S.W; Its strong cultural ties with fishing and farming provided an idyllic rural scenery which I drew much influence from in my earlier artwork. 

I initially focused on drawing and it wasn't until my retirement in 2005 that I began experimenting with other media.  My first foray was in watercolour under the guidance of a great teacher, David Fam.  Soon after I embarked on panting with pastel. 

Although my earlier artwork centres on natural landscape, my focus is slowly shifting towards the world of figurative art.  Today i reside in the beautiful Gold Coast area, where its abundance of hinterland and mountains continues to be an inspiration for my artwork.

Artist Statement

"Art is not just a profession, but an ongoing pursuit to discover and connect with nature.  Nature is full of music and harmony.  It inspires me to paint, enlightening me with a sense of realness.  Through each colour I unfold nature's splendour. Through each stroke I feel natures grandeur drawing me closer and closer.  It touches my heart and stirs my imagination.  I paint to let this journey possible."

 

Art Education

2005-2011 - tutorship with David Fam

2009 - present: studies in pastels with Mako Waki, Master pastelist with Pastel Society of Australia

2009 - present: studies n pastels with Louise Corke, Master pastelist with Pastel Society of Australia

Herman Pekel, Alvaro Castagnet, Jospeph Zbukvic, Greg Allen, Nic Canosa, Ross Paterson, John Lovett, Lyn Butchart, Margaret Evans, John WIlson, Leon Holms, Brian Cook

Prizes and Awards

Watercolour landscape: Open Painting Award; 1st prize, 2nd prize, 3rd prize; 

Best in Watercolour; Highly commended

Pastel Landscape: 1st prize, 2nd prize, highly commended, commended.  

Oil Landscape: 1st Prize, highly commended

Solo Exhibition

July 2011 : Artspace - Hanosho, West End Brisbane

Group Exhibitions

Robina Art Gallery - Gold Coast

Royal Queensland Art Society- Broadbeach

Boonah Art Gallery- 

The Art Gallery- Tamborine

Art Spice -Yamba

Art Collection & Publication

July 2012: Public Collection by Grafton Art Gallery

Oct 2013: Public Collection by Grafton High School

Aug 2011 & Feb 2013 : Published in Australian Artist magazine

Memberships and Community

Watercolour society of Qld

Pastel Society of Australia

Royal Queensland Art Society

D'Arcy Doyle

Fundraising Art Exhibition for Japanese Tsunami Victims

Gold Coast Marine Expo

Organizations for Paradise Kids and Royal Qld Art Society.