Jennifer Foster-Hamilton

Jennifer’s art has always reflected her love of nature, colour and line. Jennifer grew up on the Central Coast in NSW, before embarking upon study at the National Art School in Sydney. She went on to own several galleries including; 555 Gallery in Paddington, and the Huonbrook studio gallery – nestled in the hinterland of Byron Bay – on a large landscaped garden designed by Jennifer.

The natural beauty of this region provided Jennifer with great inspiration, she won the Byron Bay Easter Art Prize, the Echo Art Prize, and exhibited at the Lismore Regional Art Gallery. Her oil paintings were known to be vibrant, ornamental with a unique sense of detail and design. Her paintings are held in several collections including the Wyong Shire Council and the Brunswick Heads Community Centre.  

Since relocating to Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, Jennifer’s oil paintings became increasingly lush and tropical featuring graceful figures in sumptuous larger floral settings. Upon seeing the intricate botanical art by leading Austrian illustrator Ferdinand Bauer (1760–1826) a couple of years ago, Jennifer was inspired to try botanical art and joined the local botanical art group at Douglas Art Base, Mossman. 

The group is currently represented in the Artistic Endeavours exhibition.
This has been a new and exciting time for her practice. She has created elegant graceful botanical watercolours through which her true love of flowers, design and colour really shines.