Jenny McIntosh was born in 1964 and raised in the western suburbs of Sydney, later moving to the Upper Blue Mountains. Born into a family of photographers and musicians she was encouraged to explore the arts from an early age. Jenny spent much of her formative years immersed in the Australian bush, developing a connection to that landscape which is often evident in her work.
Jenny’s art education has largely been self-directed, with her own research and investigation being the mainstay. In addition, she has had forays into formal education at TAFE and University level. Though circumstances have not allowed for completion, Jenny particularly values those years for the friendships and contacts made, enabling opportunity for further creative growth.
Comfortable with most mediums including photography, it is oil painting that remains central to Jenny’s artistic practise. While current work has traditional overtones, it has always been an important guideline that she be open to trying new materials and methods of working, thus allowing the opportunity for divergence within her work.
Jenny began exhibiting at an early age and has participated in many group and solo shows. Her work is held in private collections both in Australia and overseas.
She currently resides on the NSW south coast with her husband and two cats.
2017 Once Local (extended) – GalleryONE88 Fine Art Katoomba
2017 Once Local – Shoalhaven Regional Gallery
2016 Featured Artist – Huskisson Gallery and Picture Framing
2016 Open Studio – SeaChange Festival Jervis Bay
2016 From Here to There – GalleryONE88 Fine Art Katoomba
2014 This and That – SeaChange Festival Jervis Bay
1998 Untitled – Art as Play Katoomba
1997 When Heart is Open – Art as Play Katoomba
1997 Parakeet Cafe Katoomba
2018 Crossroads – Four coming together as One – Huskisson Gallery and Framing – SeeChange Festival
2018 Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize
2017 Her Story – Balmain Space
2015/16 The Kangaroos Bounce into Assisi Arts Project
– Piazza del Comune Assissi- June 2016
– The Passionista Convent in Sant’Eutizio Feb 2016
-Parco dei Cimini-Soriano nel Cimino – Dec 2015
-Palazzo Velli – Rome Nov 2015
2015 Traces of Time – Huskisson Gallery and Framing
2010 Curiously Consumed – TAP Gallery Sydney
2009 Shoalhaven Arts Society Annual Exhibition – Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery
2009 EscapeArtfest – Milton
2009 Rusted, Crusted and Falling Apart – TAP Gallery
1995 Between Ourselves – Jennifer McIntosh and Peter Ball – Art as Play Katoomba
1994 Fishers Ghost
1993 Penrith TAFE photography end of year exhibition
*numerous other group shows whose dates are now lost to memory…. the first being the Annual Blacktown Show at the age of 12.
Jennifer’s work is also held in numerous local and international collections.