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Jenny by Bronwyn Searle

Jenny

Bronwyn Searle

Sitter

Jenny Woodward

Medium

Oil on Canvas

Dimensions

122 x 70 cm

Representation

Lethbridge Gallery, Traffic Jam Galleries

Category

Performing Arts and Music Award
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists

About the artwork and sitter

There is more to Jenny Woodward than her 35 years spent as an ABC weather presenter. While her broad audience from communities across Queensland have a great affection for her, her career experiences have also included news reading, script writing, concert hosting and stage acting.

Searle and Woodward first crossed paths in the late 70s when Woodsward was co-producing the Channel 7 children’s show WOMBAT and Searle was the station’s graphic artist. With a tight weekly shooting schedule, both knew the pressures of daily deadlines.

Searle chose the canvas shape of 16 : 9 to evoke the dimensions of a wide screen TV. Of Woodward, Searle says, “capturing the warmth in her eyes was paramount, along with her familiar open-faced smile.”

About the artist

Bronwyn Searle’s paintings are reflective of her long career in Graphics and Illustration. Capturing the light, combined with an eye for detail, she brings the subject to centre stage with oil paints on canvas. Bronwyn is a part-time tutor at the Bienatré Art School.

Represented by: the Lethbridge Gallery, Jam Galleries in Sydney.

“Capturing the warmth in her eyes was paramount, along with her familiar open-faced smile.”

Behind the scenes