Jade’s passion for art began at a young age while growing up in a seaside town in England surrounded by creative eccentrics. Her neighbour was an amazing artist and she was captivated by her paintings. As she immersed herself into the creative world she discovered a passion for Life Drawing and Textile Design. She graduated with an honours degree and became a successful fashion designer working with high end fashion houses in both London and Sydney. She travelled the world designing beautiful garments and bringing them to life. She relished every bit of the exciting, glamorous life that was ‘Fashion’ but she also had a romantic vision of seaside life, a family, and painting… and in 2012 that dream came true when she moved to the beautiful town of Gerringong, where the mountains meet the sea. The magnificent landscapes in this spectacular part of the world allowed her desire for art to magnify. She had arrived…in her place, in her heart, in her mind and on this journey that she hopes brings happiness to you too. She paints in oils onto canvas. Her palette is pastel ‘ice-cream’ hues combined with pops of bright. She uses bold brush strokes, often with exaggerated tones.
This past year has seen her work range from florals and the female figure, to animals and birds. She has recently ventured into a world of abstract seascapes inspired by the local beaches.