Jassy is a multi Award Winning Contemporary Australian artist living on the glorious sub-tropical Queensland coast. You will find her working full-time from her beachside studio & 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. Her use of materials mostly ink, acrylic & oils 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 and the ever-changing landscape of her region that she records as part of a dedicated daily drawing practice. Her 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)
Jassy has won 5 local art awards and has been a selected finalist for numerous prestigious art awards including the Lethbridge 20000. Her most recent exhibition in collaboration with Gooreng Gooreng Artist Nicole Wone, 'THIS PLACE' was held at Gladstone Regional Gallery & Museum June-August 2022 & selected works were displayed as part of the Here & Now exhibition @ Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery 2022.
She has recently been a selected finalist for two exhibitions at ASPIRE GALLERY Brisbane. Looking forward, Jassy will be spending 2023 painting for her SOLO exhibition 'Heading Home' to be held @ Bundaberg Regional Gallery February -April , 2024
Jassy has exhibited as a solo artist and been selected for group shows at other major regional galleries including Gataker’s Art Space Maryborough, Harvey Bay Regional Gallery, Bundaberg Regional Gallery & CHARTS. Her work hangs in private and public collections including Bundaberg Base Hospital, Jacaranda Medical Centre, Bundaberg Chiropractic, Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, Oodies Cafe & Headspace Bundaberg. Jassy’s work has also featured in numerous texts and publications including Art Edit Summer Edition 019/20 & Autumn Edition 2022, Open Universities Textbooks, and other online and in text Published books and articles. She has also been involved in community arts projects for the last 10 years including working with Creative Regions on the ‘Be Bold, Be Brave”, “Art in the Park” and “Text as Art” projects as well as facilitating an art project and exhibition with Queensland Health as part of Mental Health week 2022 and upcoming in 2023.
Jassy's love of art inspires her to share her passion with others through classes and workshops. While having led art retreats across Australia and the globe including Greece, Bali and the USA, you will find Jassy mostly teaching art workshops and private lessons from her home studio and on location across the local region. She is thrilled to announce the return of International Art Tours in 2024 with a SOLD out tour to GREECE and a tour to ITALY announced.
For a more detailed review of her career in the arts to date please refer to the Artist CV
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