Welcome to my online studio! My name is Jen Conway and as a late starter, I am developing that which we all have within us:
The Power to Create
I am largely self-taught with the exception of that important first introduction to drawing, form and colour that lit the fire. I have attended many workshops to learn new techniques and ideas. And, I have had the privilege of exhibiting in a variety of shows including:
I have also been commissioned to paint portraits in:
Playing into my artistic capabilities is a broad visual sensibility. Being born and raised in South Africa has given me the opportunity to experience a wide range of topography, from the harsh, starkness of many African landscapes to the lush and rugged beauty of British Columbia, Canada where I lived for over 30 years. I like to experiment with media and texture, weaving imagination with reality and the happy expectation of the birth of an idea. I love to paint “en plein air” but am also quite content working from my home studio in Malalane, South Africa.
Previously, as a member of the South Delta Artists Guild I enjoyed weekly drop-in figure drawing sessions, allowing me to experience and appreciate a wide range of models. It is painting the human form, so unique yet diverse, that is my true passion.
I now teach 5 - 9 year old children after school hours and, through these little people, have learned more than any workshop or course could offer. I am passionate about bringing others to see their true potential and I am truly rewarded by their enthusiasm to know their own creativity.
the Act of Creating Art is All-Empowering
Art is a Means of Expression and a Form of Communication
- for both the Viewer and for Me, the Artist.