Jennifer Lia is a Sydney-based painter whose work reflects her love and appreciation of her local beaches. Her work explores the healing power of the ocean and the natural beauty of the Australian coastline. The strong sense of connection she feels to the water is integral to her art practice. Jennifer's appreciation of the fragility and power of nature manifests itself in the form of abstract paintings, full of bold gestural brushstrokes of rich, luminous blues and crisp whites.
Jennifer spent her childhood on Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and currently lives on Sydney’s Northern beaches, taking inspiration from and applying her unique and unmistakable style to the familiar - from the artist’s local Shelly beach and Balmoral to Bronte, iconic Bondi Icebergs and beyond.
On what inspired her recent body of work: “My work is always inspired by the ocean in some way - it’s healing, cathartic and magic – everyone has some connection to its awe-inspiring power, fragility and raw beauty.
It’s comforting and familiar, yet ever changing. I want to transport the viewer to a calm and peaceful place and allow them to feel like they could dive right into one of my paintings”.
The Other Art Fair, Melbourne
The Other Art Fair, Sydney
Exhibition: ‘Icebergs’ Design Twins, St Peters, Sydney
Exhibition: ‘Icebergs’, Two Hands, New York City
Exhibition: ‘Local’ Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Sydney
College of Fine Arts