Jennifer Baird was born in West Wyalong, country NSW in 1968. She spent her early childhood in Papua New Guinea, and her primary to high school years in Wagga Wagga, a large regional center in country N.S.W.
Jennifer states that she always loved to draw and loved art at school. After completing a Bachelor of Design at the University of Technology Sydney, she became an artist almost by accident. After losing her first job as a textile designer, (after only a month) and with no intentions of becoming an artist, Jennifer began selling small pastel sketches at local markets.
The response was overwhelming and eight years later Jennifer is still painting and loving every minute of it.
Some of her career highlights include:
1994 - Registered 'The Fifth Season Artworks'.
1995 - Private commission, 'Brittany series - Rennes, Pont Aven.'
Private commission, 'Newcastle series'- Tongue and Groove design.
1996 - First solo exhibition, 'Noisy Water', at Bondi Pavilion.
1997 - Solo, 'Newtown Series', Blue Turtle Studio, Newtown
1998 - Solo, 'Eight canvases', Blue Turtle Studio, Newtown.
First paintings published as fine art prints, available Australia wide.
Book Cover commission for 'Great Dates - a romantics guide to Sydney', Kim and Jason Graham-Nye.
1999 - Solo, 'Blue Series', Blue Turtle Studio, Newtown
Second series of paintings published.
2000 - Cronulla series, Gallery 101, Cronulla.
2001 - Private commission, Nutrasweet Company.
Pivate commission, 'Teagardens Series', Tongue and Groove Design.
Private commission, 'Five Frangipani's' large canvas.
2002 - Glass paintings - oil on glass, acrylic and collage on glass.
Recycled series - found objects, 150mm x 150mm.
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