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Jennifer Cook Battersby  TAUPO Artist New Zealand I am a New Zealand Artist working as a professional full-time artist from my purpose-built Studio. I
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Jenny Exhibits regularly in National Exhibitions throughout New Zealand. Jenny also has Artworks in
- 4 Artsake Gallery - Ohope
- Quay Gallery - Auckland

Jenny also has Artwork for Hire with the following companies
- Portfolio Art Hire - Hamilton


( [email protected])
Contact me directly or via my website if you would like to know more
www.jcbfineartist.com

Commissions welcome - see commission page on my website

Looking for a gift or inspiration? Our group Exhibition has been Extended due to its remarkable success, with new pieces...
14/12/2023

Looking for a gift or inspiration? Our group Exhibition has been
Extended due to its remarkable success, with new pieces taking the place of sold artworks.
Experience artistic inspiration at Lava Glass and savour exceptional coffee ☕ it's a visit worth making!

The commissioned Pohutukawa East Coast Seascape oil painting has found its place in its new home. 🖼️Delighted, my client...
11/12/2023

The commissioned Pohutukawa East Coast Seascape oil painting has found its place in its new home. 🖼️Delighted, my client appreciates the piece, capturing the essence of a New Zealand Christmas 🎄 with the showcased Pohutukawa blooms in the foreground.😊👩‍🎨🎨

The showcase at Lava Glass has garnered positive feedback, with numerous artworks finding new homes, including my hand-e...
26/11/2023

The showcase at Lava Glass has garnered positive feedback, with numerous artworks finding new homes, including my hand-embellished sparrows and kokako pieces. Currently, I'm dedicated to creating more hand-embellished prints, which will be displayed this week. Lava Glass, known for its creativity, excellent coffee, and delicious food, is an ideal pre-Christmas destination. Treat yourself to a delightful outing.

"🎨✍️ The eternal question of every artist: 'When is a drawing ever finished? How many strokes of the pen is enough?' 🤔 I...
29/09/2023

"🎨✍️ The eternal question of every artist: 'When is a drawing ever finished? How many strokes of the pen is enough?' 🤔 I had to call it to have these drawings ready for the opening of Artful Minds Exhibition at Lava Glass on October 6th, 5:00 - 6:00 PM. You're invited to join us for an inspiring evening! 🖌️👩‍🎨 "

I lose track of time as I dive into the depths of creativity. The process of bringing an idea to life is exhilarating, a...
26/07/2023

I lose track of time as I dive into the depths of creativity. The process of bringing an idea to life is exhilarating,
and each new artwork is like a piece of my soul on display.

Works in progress - yes I am busy creating ! ✍🏻Although Fine art is indeed a slow process that requires patience, attent...
15/04/2023

Works in progress - yes I am busy creating ! ✍🏻
Although Fine art is indeed a slow process that requires patience, attention to detail, and a significant amount of time and effort.
Personally, I consider Fine Art Ink drawings to be the epitome of art that I produce. Despite being frequently asked if I produce ink drawings as finished pieces, I have yet to do so because they are such a labour of love 😅
However, I believe that the end result will be worth the effort. My goal is to capture the beauty and intricacy of these native New Zealand Flora & Fauna through my ink drawings.
I'm excited to be working on this new series and can't wait to share my progress with you all.
Watch this space for updates and sneak peeks of my work in progress. I hope that my drawings will inspire others to appreciate the natural world and the unique beauty of New Zealand's native species.

A have added two new prints to my collection of “Limited Edition Glicee Prints” on display Cafe Lacus . To view my selec...
06/04/2023

A have added two new prints to my collection of “Limited Edition Glicee Prints” on display Cafe Lacus .
To view my selection of prints head to my website www.jcbfineartist.com or go to Cafe Lacus Taupo and enjoy a great selection of food & coffee and view some of the prints on display.
You can order directly on-line from my website 👩‍🎨🎨 or email me if you would like to enquire about a framed print.
Enjoy your Easter weekend 🐣😊

SOLD ☺️from Lava Glass Gallery.Very happy knowing  this beautiful Kea will be hanging in a new home, but a little bit sa...
26/03/2023

SOLD ☺️from Lava Glass Gallery.
Very happy knowing this beautiful Kea will be hanging in a new home, but a little bit sad not knowing where he/she/them/they are . I think most artists probably feel a little part of themselves will always be within the painting.The fern that is in the background of this painting is in my garden. I can see it from my studio window. ( I just had a image of Claude Monet wondering what he would have thought of painting a fern tree😬😅)

I just spotted a seascape painting that I did a few years ago of Cathedral Cove hanging on the wall in the background in...
09/03/2023

I just spotted a seascape painting that I did a few years ago of Cathedral Cove hanging on the wall in the background in this post by Suncourt Hotel Taupo while browsing FB 😊🎨🖼️

Whether you're relaxing by yourself or after a quiet space to catch up with a friend, we have numerous breakout spaces perfect for just that 🖤

Well I’ve started ✍🏻 back in my happy ☺️space
08/02/2023

Well I’ve started ✍🏻 back in my happy ☺️space

mmmm….🤔👩‍🎨😅
03/02/2023

mmmm….🤔👩‍🎨😅

How long does a painting take? I'm often asked that question and I'm never quite sure how to answer. From the concept, g...
01/02/2023

How long does a painting take? I'm often asked that question and I'm never quite sure how to answer. From the concept, gathering information, sketching, preparing the canvas and then finally painting - you probably don't want to know 😅all I can say is it is a journey and I probably speak for many Artists out there, it is a labour of love😅👩‍🎨✍️🚗🗻🖼 This is a Oil painting of a South Island River in NZ called the Waimakariri River. The river flows from the Southern Alps across the Canterbury Plains to the Pacific Ocean passing through a belt of Mountains, forced through a narrow Canon before reverting to its braided appearance across the Canterbury Plains. This painting is only a snippet of this magnificent river, it ismy way of sharing the way I experienced this wonderful landscape. Footnote : Top photo taken at Lake Pukaki SI NZ while travelling around the South Island.

27/01/2023

Original Oil Painting - NZ Kea
WIP from drawing ✍️ to the final 🖼️ painting. Easel to Exhibition 🖌️🎨

The iconic Kea - A Native NZ Bird. I have visited and photographed Kea many times in Wellington  and other Native Bird S...
25/01/2023

The iconic Kea - A Native NZ Bird. I have visited and photographed Kea many times in Wellington and other Native Bird Sanctuaries in NZ but when it came to painting the background I only had to look out the window of my Art Studio as I over look a Native Gully and I have a King Fern outside my window. Just a wee bit of imagination&visualisation and my Kea was teleported to a perfect habitat and camouflaged in the greenery. The painting is on display . My Exhibition continues during January and into early February.

Well it's time to head to the drawing board 😅I have found every other job possible… cleaning the studio, re-organising, ...
17/01/2023

Well it's time to head to the drawing board 😅I have found every other job possible… cleaning the studio, re-organising, planning, catching up on admin 🤦‍♀️
today is the day ! oh it's too late - tomorrow will be the day !🤣 who else is having this problem?

This is an Oil painting of a beautiful Kotuku (White Heron) on display  My Exhibition continues during January and into ...
15/01/2023

This is an Oil painting of a beautiful Kotuku (White Heron) on display My Exhibition continues during January and into early February.Travel plans to visit were disrupted over the last couple of years, however I contacted the Sanctuary directly and they kindly gave me permission to use an image of a Kotuku from their website. ( although I have added a few touches of artistic license in this painting .) 🐦👩‍🎨 I will be posting a reel of this painting as a work in progress 😜

SOLDFrom  The wee guy is heading to a new home in Vail Colorado USA .I had permission to paint this young Kiwi that was ...
13/01/2023

SOLD
From The wee guy is heading to a new home in Vail Colorado USA .
I had permission to paint this young Kiwi that was photographed by at .Wairakei Golf Course & Sanctuary is a truely unique and beautiful destination full of beautiful birdlife and stunning vista's .👩‍🎨🐦

Do you want to add a touch of Kiwiana to your home or office? Look no further!My portfolio of landscape paintings is ava...
12/01/2023

Do you want to add a touch of Kiwiana to your home or office? Look no further!

My portfolio of landscape paintings is available on my website, www.jcbfineartist.com, and I have an information page there that tells you how to commission a painting of your own!

If you're interested in starting the process of getting a painting for yourself or someone special, contact me today!

Janes - paintings Ohope - Whale Island Ohope beach Wings of Freedom
10/01/2023

Janes - paintings
Ohope - Whale Island Ohope beach
Wings of Freedom

A lovely review!Thank you so much for your support and kind words Jane."I commissioned a painting after purchasing “wing...
10/01/2023

A lovely review!

Thank you so much for your support and kind words Jane.

"I commissioned a painting after purchasing “wings of freedom” from Jennifer
Cook-Battersby. I asked for an Ohope scene with Whale Island and the oystercatchers. I absolutely love the painting and Jennifer did an amazing job of the sea. I highly recommend Jennifer."

For more information on commissions visit www.jcbfineartist.com/commissions

When you're driving through the South Island of New Zealand, it's not uncommon to see a magical scene like this 😍And if ...
06/01/2023

When you're driving through the South Island of New Zealand, it's not uncommon to see a magical scene like this 😍

And if you're lucky enough to be in that moment and have your camera ready, take a picture!

It could inspire a painting - like this one, "Waiau Uwha River - South Island" which sold from Lava Glass Gallery.

I took a photo as inspiration for this oil painting out of the car window as we drove over a bridge across the Waiau Uwha River.

The sun was setting and the light reflecting in the river was quite magical ✨

I hope you love it!

My art exhibition 'PALETTES OF AOTEAROA' is open at Lava Glass throughout all of January!📍 Where: Lava Glass, 165 State ...
02/01/2023

My art exhibition 'PALETTES OF AOTEAROA' is open at Lava Glass throughout all of January!

📍 Where: Lava Glass, 165 State Highway 5, Taupo
🗓 When: Open now - 3rd February, 9-5pm daily

My recent travels have taken me from coastal areas, mountain passes and snow covered plains, to peaceful tranquil Lakes and picturesque Rivers in the South Island of New Zealand.

Brushstroke by brushstroke I have tried to develop my ideas and aspirations capturing the unique colours of NZ with the richness of oil paint. Adding a touch of magic with subtle brush strokes. My story captures a glimpse of our beautiful country and some of our precious birdlife that makes us proud to call Aotearoa our home.

Will you be coming to check it out?

Happy New Year 🥳🥳🥳I hope you've had a great time celebrating with your family and friends this holiday season!Did you ge...
30/12/2022

Happy New Year 🥳🥳🥳

I hope you've had a great time celebrating with your family and friends this holiday season!

Did you get to spend some time reflecting on the year that was?

I did!

Some highlights from my year:
⭐️ South Island travels gathering more ideas and photographs for future NZ Landscape paintings
⭐️ Dec/Jan 2021/22 Mixed Media Exhibition that was held at Lava Glass. I loved working with all the different mediums that I explored while I was creating that exhibition
⭐️ Delivering a commissioned artwork to a client at Ohope Beach and seeing another painting of mine hanging in her lounge
⭐️ Holding Wine & Design workshops again after negotiating our new normal in the Covid world
⭐️ Collaborating with Lacus Cafe as a new destination to display framed examples of my Limited Edition Giclee prints
⭐️ 2022/2023 Fine Art Exhibition at Lava Glass Gallery

What was your highlight of 2022?

I've been an artist for a long time, but I have to say, the last few years have been pretty interesting (to say the leas...
28/12/2022

I've been an artist for a long time, but I have to say, the last few years have been pretty interesting (to say the least!).

Lockdowns, events cancelled, studio door closed - it's been a weird time to negotiate how to move forward with my art practice.

The silver lining for me has been to spend so many more hours inside my Studio. I've had time to create all sorts of art and use numerous mixed mediums that I look at longingly but don't have the opportunity to spend time working with.

Having enjoyed this journey I'm now settled enjoying my fine art drawing and oil painting again.

I've had time to work along side Kim from Korio Design re-designing my lovely updated website and Brooke from Korio Design has helped me with my multi media marketing.

Working towards my end of year Exhibition is always a big portion of my year as each painting has taken 72+ hours - it is so satisfying to see my Exhibition now hanging at Lava Glass Gallery for the months of Dec & Jan "Palettes of Aotearoa".

I look forward to working on new commissions to start the new year and another body of work for my 2023/24 Exhibition.

You've got family in town and you're looking for something to do? Look no further. I've got five great ideas for you!1. ...
26/12/2022

You've got family in town and you're looking for something to do? Look no further. I've got five great ideas for you!

1. If you have kids, take them to The Landing and Swingers Putt Putt (it's really fun!). Then head to Mavericks Gastro Pub for a drink or something to eat.

2. Check out Dinner at the Lake - it happens every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 until Easter and includes street food, beer, wine, and live entertainment from local bands.

3. Get active! Climb Mt Tauhara or check out the Huka Falls and walk along the mighty Waikato River.

4. Enjoy the lake! Take a boat tour of Ngatoroirangi Maori Rock Carvings with Chris Jolly Outdoors or parasail 1000ft in the air with Big Sky Parasail (talk about an amazing view!).

5. And last but not least…check out my art exhibition at Lava Glass! Open now until 3rd February (9-5pm daily).

What's your favourite spot to take family to when they're visiting Taupo?

SOLD Kōtare (sacred kingfisher), the birds, were admired by Māori for being like a watchful sentry. These birds are icon...
23/12/2022

SOLD
Kōtare (sacred kingfisher), the birds, were admired by Māori for being like a watchful sentry. These birds are iconic perchers and now these wee perchers are watching over a new house for Christmas🎄🐦 Gone but not forgotten😍

Stuck for a unique gift idea - bet you haven't got one of these hanging on your wall😅🦌🐝head out to Lava Glass for a coff...
23/12/2022

Stuck for a unique gift idea - bet you haven't got one of these hanging on your wall😅🦌🐝head out to Lava Glass for a coffee to see what I'm talking about

These lovely little Piwakawaka have flown from my Exhibition currently on at Lava Glass Gallery to a new home for Christ...
22/12/2022

These lovely little Piwakawaka have
flown from my Exhibition currently on at Lava Glass
Gallery to a new home for Christmas 😊🎨👩‍🎨 my
exhibition 'Palettes of Aotearoa' is on until 3rd
February 2023
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https://www.jcbfineartist.com/nz-native-bird-series

EXHIBITION ON NOW @ LAVA GLASS      9th Dec-3rd Feb My recent travels have taken me from coastal areas, mountain passes ...
17/12/2022

EXHIBITION ON NOW @ LAVA GLASS 9th Dec-3rd Feb
My recent travels have taken me from coastal areas, mountain passes and snow covered plains, to peaceful tranquil Lakes and picturesque Rivers in the South Island of New Zealand.
Brushstroke by brushstroke I have tried to develop my ideas and aspirations capturing the unique colours of NZ with the richness of oil paint. Adding a touch of magic with subtle brush strokes. My story captures a glimpse of our beautiful country and some of our precious birdlife that makes us proud to call Aotearoa our home.
The Original Oil Paintings of the Native Birds are framed with a lovely floating frame.
Limited Edition Prints will be available from the 9th January
You can check out the series here 👉🏼 www.jcbfineartist.com/shop

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