Jassy is a Contemporary Australian artist living on the glorious sub-tropical Queensland coast. You will find her working full-time from her garden studio and beachside gallery set among the sugar cane fields, red dirt and coral coastline of the Bundaberg region. While formally trained in the arts in her early years, it has been a life of experimenting and exploring that has led Jassy to develop a unique way of working with image that feels genuine. She works primarily in acrylics and mixed media but has more recently returned to oils as her preferred medium. Her use of materials is bold and assertive, especially evident in her use of heavy black inky lines, and a palette as vibrant as nature itself. Jassy's paintings are largely inspired by scenes of the everyday that she records as part of her daily drawing practice. From the lounge to the ever-changing landscape of her region to tropical Bali and even her own backyard her larger than life paintings are captivating, at times sentimental, while contrastingly quirky in perspective. With an intentional, intuitive and confident approach Jassy's deep connection to land and place truly shines through in these unique interpretations of the world around her.
"Jassy's unique compositions broadens the typical view of a landscape. Her bold use of ink with strokes that appear fluid and intuitive with drips of paint add to the wonderfully organic mood of her work, reinforcing the artists's contemporary skillset."
(Editor Art/Edit Magazine)
Her work hangs in private and public collections and has been selected and exhibited in numerous solo, group and award shows at leading galleries, with her most recent solo The Sacred and Mundane; Scenes of the Everyday exhibited by Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery. Further, her paintings have also featured in a number of international online and in-text publications including journals, blogs, university text books, published books and other texts, most recently appearing in the Summer edition of Australia's National Art/Edit magazine. While most of her work is done at the canvas, Jassy is also very passionate about sharing her artistic skill and wisdom with others. As a certified Intentional Creativity® teacher she has been teaching from her home studio and travelling the globe offering educational programs and retreats for the past 8 years.
Jassy has and continues to be involved in local and global arts initiatives having hosted and curated group exhibits as part of national Earth Arts programs, selected for local creative projects including government funded public art installations and more recently completing an Arts Mentorship with Queensland Regional Arts Services Network. Future projects include continuing to develop her painting series 'Land Line', participating as a seIected artist for the upcoming exhibition 'Here & Now II' with Bundaberg Regional Gallery, contributing to FOUND! Studio Dog Art Trail and continuing to work on educational programs with the global Intentional Creativity® arts foundation, Musea.
For a more detailed review of her career in the arts to date please refer to the Artist CV