Born in Western Australia, Jenny Buchanan began painting in 1996, while still living in Perth.
Jenny began selling her work in 1997 and also became a member of the Wanneroo Art Society.
In 1999 she won the Northam Art Prize Popular Choice Award and Best Oil/Acrylic at the City of Bayswater Acquisitive art prize.
Regular sales continued and a Highly Commended award at the York Art Society’s annual exhibition followed in 2000.
In 2001 Jenny participated in her first gallery exhibition, along with four other artists, at Accent Gallery in Subiaco.
After moving to the Gold Coast in 2002, other commitments meant that Jenny was unable to devote any time to her art until 2007.
After some success with her Japanese-themed paintings, including becoming a finalist in Australian Artist Magazine’s Art Prize Challenge No. 33, Jenny began creating mosaics.
Her first mosaic mural was purchased by the Gold Coast City Council in 2009 and now hangs as a public work of art at Burleigh beachfront.
From 2009-2011 Jenny was living in Hawaii, during which time she was studying, as well as continuing to paint and sell her work.
Returning to Australia in 2011, Jenny moved to Cabarita Beach on the far north coast of New South Wales where she became actively involved with local art group, Caba Creative. As well as participating in local markets and helping to organize the Caba Creative arts festival, known as Caba Carnivale, Jenny donated her time to create the “Play Me, I’m Yours” street piano which can be found in Cabarita Beach.
Nowadays, Jenny has chooses to sell her work from home, only by word of mouth and online.