THE diverse range of paintings at Wyreena Gallery's latest exhibition has led visitors to speculate they must be the work of at least 20 artists. Not so.
Jenny Wood's new exhibition is a combination of ink illustrations, classical styles, abstract art, collage and print-making, all inspired by her own life. The Warranwood artist was self-taught until recently, when she began studying for a bachelor of arts, majoring in fine arts and visual culture online through Curtin University.
"University has pushed my boundaries and made me plan," Wood says. "I'm normally quite impulsive."
She's excited about the exhibition but also finds exhibiting her work "exposing". "But it's great to share it and encourage others."
Wood has been involved with the Wyreena Gallery for many years through multimedia art classes and attending exhibitions of other artists.
She finds time for her art around a full-time job in the IT industry. "I do it to relax," she says.
Jenny Wood's work is at Wyreena Gallery, Croydon, until March 2. To contact Wyreena Gallery, call 9294 5590.