This means home to me on so many levels and I cannot part with it. It is my first ‘enplein air’ painting. Painted with oil and a palette knife sitting on a park bench in Steyne Park, Double Bay, Sydney. I watched a storm roll in over the Harbour. I don’t have a travelling easel, I stuck it to a jigsaw box to get it safely home wet, on the train to Canberra. I come here every time we visit Sydney, my hubby’s family live close by. It is framed by my Dad, Geoff Baird, in a beautiful red cedar frame.
About the Artist
Artist Jennifer Baird is a professional mid-career artist, working across the mediums of painting, collage, lino and screen printing. Jennifer trained as a textile designer, reigniting a passion for screen printing through the public access Megalo Print Studios. Printing on paper, in small editions of 10, Jennifer applies ink to the seascape prints and is also exploring abstract CMYK printing. ‘I was meant to be a printmaker.. I love the sound of the squeegee pulling ink through the screen’. An Award winning artist, Jennifer has also been a Finalist in numerous Art Prizes.