Artist, Painter, Author
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Jasmine is a self-taught artist who started painting and drawing as a child. As a busy and creative mother of five, Jasmine’s work is driven by a genuine passion for art and inspired by a diverse range of personal experiences.
In her book, “There is a Paintbrush in my Coffee” Jasmine writes about the many strategies she has learnt over 20 years of parenting, which makes way for the creativity that has become so central to her life.
The ability to tap deeply into creativity has nourished and strengthened Jasmine during times of struggle and adversity.
Jasmine recently had a solo exhibition at Koskela, ‘Musing & Mysteries’. In her signature style, she explores joyous bold colour, giving her work an iconic textural element.
In her work, she explores rural architectural forms and geometric imaginings in her kaleidoscopic acrylic paintings; the works are as much about the ritual and labour of painting, and the intentions and musings that are imbued in her brushstrokes.
In addition to exhibiting in New York and seven solo shows – including one at the Hamilton Regional Gallery – and numerous group exhibitions, Jasmine has also completed murals for the National Australia Bank, TAFE and Warrnambool City Council.
The ability to tap deeply into creativity has nourished and strengthened Jasmine during times of struggle and adversity. Her first experience of this was when she was 17 years old, married and pregnant, and living in a remote town in the Northern Territory. She began to paint to deal with her feelings of loneliness and isolation by turning to painting. Since that time there have been a variety of ups and downs, including a divorce, remarriage, and the gamut of experience that life brings. Throughout it all her painting continues to be a consistent thread providing her meditative solace and a place to positively send her energy.