© 2019 by Jennie Rutz

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My work seems to have a particular focus on the feminine, perhaps due to the influence of growing up with 3 sisters. Although when I was young I wanted to be the brother in the family and was a dedicated tomboy, I’ve since learned to embrace the glory of being female. I’m particularly intrigued by the dynamics between women and men and enjoy exploring relationships and life from a woman's perspective through my art.

 

While I grew up in the Canadian badlands surrounded by prairies, it's the beach that inspires me. I currently reside on the Sunshine Coast of Australia where the beaches stretch for miles. Prior to moving here I lived in Italy for four years, another place that greatly inspires me and my art.

In 2013 I opened my first solo exhibition in Palermo, Sicily, entitled ‘Boys & Girls, Girls, Girls‘  which featured surfing and the sea as it’s prominent theme, followed by ‘It Happened in Mondello‘ in 2014 which was a series of paintings set in an iconic beach neighborhood of Palermo.  In 2015 I exhibited with RAW Artists Australia in the Gold Coast as part of the group show "BOLD" and in 2019 in Brisbane as part of the show "STELLAR".

My background is in the animation industry and I've worked in a wide variety of roles and styles for television animation and illustration projects. Over the last number of years I've been branching out into the field of graphic design and I'm currently rounding out my knowledge in digital marketing in order to do the best job possible. While my strength and passion reside in creating images, I feel that understanding the pathway in which images are applied in marketing will contribute to my growth as a designer.