Hello, my name is Jen and I live in Melbourne by the Yarra River with my family and Ruby the Pugalier. I like to paint and make stuff, it makes me happy.
In 2009 I spent the year being ill. Hours passed dreaming in the winter sunshine, not completely unaccompanied though. An owl and it’s mate sat for days in our old apple tree. The three of us studied each other intently. Owls have become a symbol of life and hope for me and when I paint, I feel at peace, turning back to those dreaming reflective days when for the first time in years, I had time to be completely still. I think that calmness and sense of joy inhabit The Owl Paintings.
Recently, we moved from the suburbs into an apartment in an old silk spinning mill. I managed to bring with me lots of my vintage stash. I upcycle old blankets and linens to make stuffed animals and other little treasures which you can find here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WinterOwls
Curiously, my boys are not excited by the above, but I would love to share them with you…