Jennifer Riddle, local artist and long time exhibitor at Art Red Hill, recently had her artwork recognized by one of our nation’s highest honours – being added to the Parliament House art collection.
With only a few pieces purchased every year, this significant collection is considered an assortment of the best of Australian art and includes works by renowned artists Ken Done, Arthur Boyd, Winston Churchill, Luke Roberts, Clifton Pugh, Megan Walch and Magna Carta. And now, they have not one but TWO Jennifer Riddles.
Speaking of this great honour and recognition of her work, Jennifer says she feels that Art Red Hill was a launching pad for her career in many ways.
“Today, I look fondly back on those first Art Red Hill exhibitions 13 years ago and am reminded of the growth I’ve experienced since, and how important exhibitions like Art Red Hill are to the community”, she said.
When asked about how she feels about having her work in the same catalogue as of some of Australia’s most revered artists Jennifer says she finds it both humbling and inspiring.
“I can only hope, and of course, paint, passionately towards making their recognition worthy”, she said.
Jennifer is exhibiting at Art Red Hill, along with many other talented Australian artists, from 29 April – 1 May, 2016. For more information, please visit www.artredhill.org.au
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