Artistic Hang Ups

Woolorama brings new judge and well known Artist to Wagin


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Jenny Taylor is a well-known artist from Busselton, WA and beyond. If you are a frequent visitor to our popular local coffee shop Visual Effects, Framing & Gallery owned by Fiona & Shane, not only do you get a great coffee and fantastic hospitality, you will also see a beautiful arrangement of giftware & art which includes painting and designs by Jenny.  Fiona is the Head Steward for the Woolorama Art section this year and has invited Jenny to judge the popular Art section which has a track record of attracting talented artists. Therefore, Woolorama Art Section entrants of all ages need to be on their toes if they aspire to an award! The total prize money for this year’s art Section tops $4000, generously sponsored by Wagin businesses and private donations from locals supporting artistic talent.

While an ardent promoter of emerging talent, Jenny has a fine eye for attention to technique, composition, originality and she highly values skilled framing of work.  After the judging and awards, there will be a stall in the Pavilion, featuring a wide range of Jenny’s work. She will also be demonstrating painting techniques to the public during the day ( check program on the day for details)

Jenny hangs out at her Busselton studio at The Abbey Beach Resort, aptly named ‘Hang Ups’, a clever take on the all too real task of artists who ‘hang up’ their own works.  Born in the UK, seemingly with innate talent, she accomplished prestigious study and training at an early age before migrating to Perth in the ‘70s. There she gained interior design acclaim in both the private and corporate sectors over several years. No doubt there are tales to be told of this era before Jenny ditched the ample salary, heady life style, her stilettos and smart business attire to take on the next project. Jenny gives full credit to the Perth Experience as the source and basis of her acute business skills which are anchored to her artistic talent.

Leaving Perth with her new partner and a young son her next project was located in Balingup an appealing small town located on the South West Highway between Donnybrook and  Bridgetown.  She took on establishing The Old Cheese Factory Craft Centre. The Factory had a previous life before Cheese as the early local sawmill. From the late l980’ to late l990’s, the Cheese to Craft Centre reincarnation included Jenny’s working area, an onsite potter, a showroom aka gallery, plus an adjacent café.

These years were hard yakka, personally and professionally but culminated in a very successful small business that won numerous Small Business Awards and was nominated finalist 4 times in the prestigious WA Tourism Awards.  Jenny’s artistry and business skills were gaining top notch recognition in WA.

In 2002 she started a new venture in Busselton for the working artist at ‘Hang Ups’, Jenny Taylor Designs, Abbey Beach Resort. Visitors to Jenny’s studio can only stand still, then gaze in awe at the  vast array of her talent creatively, tastefully displayed. It’s a visual explosion of beautiful art! From the window display of her hand painted glass/pottery ware, large, wall hung original paintings, to a generous array of modestly priced prints, coasters, placemats, gift cards, and book marks.

Jenny’s accomplishments are many, recognised and well deserved.  Successfully meshing on-going business enterprise with artistic talent requires genuine dedication and skill.She has a lovely, warm demeanour, balanced with a no-nonsense attitude. She openly speaks of life changing episodes, painting techniques and artistic goals with wry wisdom and humour. Her current canvas subjects are the fun, quirky ‘Sheep Series’, thoughtful ‘Sea Scapes’, vibrant ‘Land/Flower Scapes‘and a ‘Farm Scape Series’. Each series is unique. she gives humorous detail to the ‘Sheeps’ while omitting overt detail in some ‘Sea Scapes’, leaving interpretation to the viewer.

2018 Making Smoking History Wagin Woolorama is delighted to have Jenny Taylor as the visiting Art Judge this year and for her to bring her work to share with us her vast artistic talent so make ART a PART of your time at the Show and help celebrate all the outstanding talent and congratulate all the contenders who willingly to ‘have go’ in good ole Aussie fair go style.

Click here to see more of her work

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