My name is Jenny McNamara-Furlong and I am a Brisbane based artist. I studied at Queensland College of Art and completed a Diploma of Art and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Graphic Design. I worked in the design and printing industry for ten years and then lectured at tertiary level for seven years.
My art practices always came second to my graphic design and teaching career until 2000. I changed my focus, leaving the graphic design industry and tertiary teaching career behind to teach visual art privately and to produce, and sell, my own artwork.
My graphic design background influences my style of rendering, with the use of bold graphic images and colours. I use my design skills to interpret the content of my photographs, and simplify the images and colours to create my work.
I have experimented with various art processes and mark making techniques and been involved in and exposed to a variety of art practices. Combining techniques I have used previously with these new experiences, my artwork has evolved. My current body of work still relies on bold colours and graphic images, but I have added the element of texture by using layering techniques and mixed media. I believe I have added depth and substance to my work.
There are two dimensions to my art practice: exhibiting artist and the business of jmac-art. Through my brand jmac-art, I design and hand produce quality designer merchandise using images from my original artwork.
I have exhibited in various art galleries and shows in Brisbane, Mt Tamborine and Cairns and my work hangs in private collections in Europe, New York and throughout Australia. Find out more about my exhibitions.
My work is currently for sale in the Manly Harbour Gallery, situated in Manly, Queensland. https://www.manlyharbourgallery.com.au