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Jenny Coker

Colour In your Life Jenny Coker

Colour in Your Life featured artist Jenny Coker appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Twelve (12)

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As a freelance architectural illustrator for over 15 years, Jenny used spare moments to develop her knowledge of art. She experimented with charcoal, pastel and watercolour in almost every subject. Botanical illustrations were a favourite which blossomed into home and garden vignettes. She has pursued her artistic journey with passion.

She not only paints florals, botanicals and still life but is also a portraitist and has been a member of the Portrait Society of America for years. Jenny Coker has participated in several Tauranga Garden and Arts Festivals and staged her own art exhibitions since the late 1990’s.

Encouraged by a friend, she set aside her watercolours briefly to experiment with oil paints in 2008. She chose to learn the time consuming technique of the early Flemish painters, applying finely glazed layers of paint over smooth gessoed panels or canvas. Little compares to the pleasure of creating that smooth transition of velvet oils by building rich and detailed images into an evocative and permanent painting.

Technical knowledge and the best conservation/archival methods and materials are important to Jenny. She has been rewarded by the resurgence of appreciation for the traditional and realism styles of art.

Jenny Coker’s collection of everyday household items and family heirlooms are often included with her fruit and botanical tableaux, bringing to life the essence of home and garden flavours. She strives to capture the richness of our natural environment and hopes that her art will cause people to slow down, pause and revel in the incredible detail and drama that nature offers.

You can contact Jenny Coker via her website



Episode: S12E11

Original Air Date: 1st April 2016

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  1. ESch on March 31, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Fabulous!!! That garden had me envious but the Artist’s painting talent & skills as well.

  2. Lojomojo on May 2, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Loved it, What a talented lady. Loved the garden and view as well.

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