Emma uses a visual language to communicate the idea that we are all connected through biology, landscape, and our basic need for clean air and a healthy environment. She is fascinated by indigenous cultures and their connection to country, their sustainable use of natural resources and traditional practices.

Cultural traditions greatly inspire Emma’s work. As well as Australian indigenous traditions, she often looks to oriental art and design for its reflections on nature and artistic processes handed down from generation to generation. Her experience working within corporate design studios with their fast production timelines and global manufacturing methods has prompted Emma to further explore her interests in traditional techniques and sustainable practices.

 

Living amongst the lush forests of Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges Emma has an endless supply of reference material for her intricate botanical studies, painted in gouache and watercolour on handmade Japanese papers.  Emma’s work is held in local, interstate and international collections and has a growing number of collectors who regularly purchase her work. Emma participated in the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios for four consecutive years, winning the People’s Choice Award twice, and runner up twice.

Emma is extending her practise to explore sculptural works following on from two  recent commissions from Parks Victoria for large scale public artworks. 

‘2019 Fish Kills at Darling River - Drought, Fire, Flood’ 2021
‘2019 Fish Kills at Darling River - Drought, Fire, Flood’ 2021

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper

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'Beautiful River I' 2021
'Beautiful River I' 2021

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper

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'Beautiful River II' 2021
'Beautiful River II' 2021

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper

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‘The Bent and Burnt Blue Bunyip Forest (after the 2019 bushfires)’ 2021
‘The Bent and Burnt Blue Bunyip Forest (after the 2019 bushfires)’ 2021

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper

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‘The Wondrous Endurance of Life’ 2021
‘The Wondrous Endurance of Life’ 2021

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper 74 x 217cm

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'Sway' 2021 SOLD
'Sway' 2021 SOLD

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper

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Fractal study I, 2020 SOLD
Fractal study I, 2020 SOLD

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 18.5 x 18.5cm

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Fractal study II, 2020
Fractal study II, 2020

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 18.5 x 18.5cm

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Fractal study III, 2020 SOLD
Fractal study III, 2020 SOLD

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 18.5 x 18.5cm

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Fractal study IV, 2020
Fractal study IV, 2020

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 18.5 x 18.5cm

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Coral Cloud 1, 2020
Coral Cloud 1, 2020

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 20 x 7cm

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Coral Cloud 2, 2020
Coral Cloud 2, 2020

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 20 x 7cm

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Coral Cloud 3, 2020
Coral Cloud 3, 2020

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 20 x 7cm

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Coral Cloud 4, 2020
Coral Cloud 4, 2020

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 20 x 7cm

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Little River 2020 SOLD
Little River 2020 SOLD

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 18.5 x 30.5cm

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Emma Jennings The Dying Gilded Ocean 2020 SOLD
Emma Jennings The Dying Gilded Ocean 2020 SOLD

Mixed media on handmade Japanese paper 34 x 65cm SOLD

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Tree 2019
Tree 2019

Watercolour on handmade Japanese paper 64 x 194cm SOLD

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Shadow Rain II 2019
Shadow Rain II 2019

Acrylic on Board 97 x 39cm

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Shadow Rain III
Shadow Rain III

Acrylic on Board 97 x 39cm

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Forest Cloud I 2019
Forest Cloud I 2019

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper SOLD

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Forest Cloud II 2019
Forest Cloud II 2019

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper SOLD

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The Score 2019
The Score 2019

Gouache on handmade Nepalese paper 76 x 25.5cm SOLD

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Transitional Infusion 2018
Transitional Infusion 2018

Gouache on handmade Nepalese paper 76 x 25.5cm SOLD

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Float 2018
Float 2018

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 22.5 x 14.5cm SOLD

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Crossing 2018
Crossing 2018

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 22.5 x 14.5cm

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Drift I, II, III 2018
Drift I, II, III 2018

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 22.5 x 13cm each SOLD

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Bronzing 2018
Bronzing 2018

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 63.5 x 29cm SOLD

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Swell 2018
Swell 2018

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper 41.3cm x 14.3cm

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Fulidity IV 2018
Fulidity IV 2018

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper 41.3cm x 14.3cm SOLD

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Fluidity III 2018
Fluidity III 2018

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper 41.3cm x 14.3cm SOLD

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Fluidity II 2018
Fluidity II 2018

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper 41.3cm x 14.3cm SOLD

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Shadow Rain 2018
Shadow Rain 2018

Mixed Media on Board 30.5 x 22.8cm SOLD

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Fluidity 2018
Fluidity 2018

Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper 41.3cm x 14.3cm SOLD

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Little Blue Forest
Little Blue Forest

Mixed Media on board 30.5 x 23cm SOLD

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Golden Drift
Golden Drift

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese paper 47 x 29cm SOLD

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Underground Whispers
Underground Whispers

Gouache and watercolour on handmade Japanese paper 30.5 x 20.5cm SOLD

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Golden Journey
Golden Journey

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese paper SOLD

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‘The inconsistent distribution of compassion’ 2017
‘The inconsistent distribution of compassion’ 2017

Oil and acrylic on Australian Hoopine board 195 x 80cm SOLD

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‘The inconsistent distribution of compassion’ 2017
‘The inconsistent distribution of compassion’ 2017

Oil and acrylic on Australian Hoopine board 195 x 80cm SOLD

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Blue Water
Blue Water

Gouache and Watercolour on handmade unryushi paper 61 x 153cm SOLD

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