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. 

Fractal study 1, 2020 SOLD
Fractal study 1, 2020 SOLD

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

Fractal study 2, 2020
Fractal study 2, 2020

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

Fractal study 3, 2020 SOLD
Fractal study 3, 2020 SOLD

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

Fractal study 4, 2020
Fractal study 4, 2020

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

Coral Cloud 1, 2020
Coral Cloud 1, 2020

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

Coral Cloud 2, 2020
Coral Cloud 2, 2020

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

Coral Cloud 3, 2020
Coral Cloud 3, 2020

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

Coral Cloud 4, 2020
Coral Cloud 4, 2020

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

Little River 2020 SOLD
Little River 2020 SOLD

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

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

Mixed media on handmade Japanese paper 34 x 65cm SOLD

Tree 2019
Tree 2019

Watercolour on handmade Japanese paper 64 x 194cm SOLD

Shadow Rain II 2019
Shadow Rain II 2019

Acrylic on Board 97 x 39cm

Shadow Rain III
Shadow Rain III

Acrylic on Board 97 x 39cm

Forest Cloud I 2019
Forest Cloud I 2019

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper SOLD

Forest Cloud II 2019
Forest Cloud II 2019

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper SOLD

The Score 2019
The Score 2019

Gouache on handmade Nepalese paper 76 x 25.5cm SOLD

Transitional Infusion 2018
Transitional Infusion 2018

Gouache on handmade Nepalese paper 76 x 25.5cm SOLD

Float 2018
Float 2018

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

Crossing 2018
Crossing 2018

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

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

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

Bronzing 2018
Bronzing 2018

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

Swell 2018
Swell 2018

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

Fulidity IV 2018
Fulidity IV 2018

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

Fluidity III 2018
Fluidity III 2018

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

Fluidity II 2018
Fluidity II 2018

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

Shadow Rain 2018
Shadow Rain 2018

Mixed Media on Board 30.5 x 22.8cm SOLD

Fluidity 2018
Fluidity 2018

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

Little Blue Forest
Little Blue Forest

Mixed Media on board 30.5 x 23cm SOLD

Golden Drift
Golden Drift

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

Underground Whispers
Underground Whispers

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

Golden Journey
Golden Journey

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese paper SOLD

Sitting In The Future 2017
Sitting In The Future 2017

Oil and acrylic on ecoply board 195 x 80cm

Sitting In The Future 2017 Detail
Sitting In The Future 2017 Detail

Oil and acrylic on ecoply board 195 x 80cm

Blue Water
Blue Water

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

Silver Princess
Silver Princess

Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese paper 51 x 40.5cm SOLD

The Ecology of Survival I
The Ecology of Survival I

Coastal Tea Tree at Cape Schanck, Victoria, 2017 Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 96 x 127cm SOLD

The Ecology of Survival II
The Ecology of Survival II

Coastal Banksia at Cape Schanck, Victoria, 2017 Watercolour and Gouache on handmade Japanese unryushi paper 96 x 39.5cm SOLD

Coral Lagoon 2016
Coral Lagoon 2016

Gouache on handmade Japanese paper 97 x 45cm SOLD

Blue Fog 2016 SOLD
Blue Fog 2016 SOLD

Gouache and watercolour on handmade Japanese paper 28 x 96cm

Journey II
Journey II

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