Wendy Jagger’s work is strongly influenced by seasonal changes on the landscape and the diversity of native Australian flora, particularly in the alpine regions of northeast Victoria the snowy high plains in NSW. She revels in painting en plein air, on location using gouache or oils. These paintings, photographs, and drawings taken from the field are further developed in the studio in a range of painting media and translucent porcelain.
Wendy has more than years of experience in art education, from primary through to tertiary levels and now teaches weekly classes and one day workshops in her own Mansfield studio, sharing the knowledge and skills she has acquired. She has opened her studio to the public on the Melbourne Cup weekend since 2010 and is the founder of the successful and growing, Mansfield Open Studio Trail, otherwise known as MOST.
Exhibiting regularly in solo, invitational and group shows around Australia, Wendy will be having two solo exhibitions in 2023. Firstly, at Red Gallery in North Fitzroy, from 14-25 June and then at the Hive Gallery in Ocean Grove for the month of September. Both exhibitions will be based on the landscape and will feature plein air painting done on location, larger paintings and ceramics inspired by the landscape paintings. Her artwork is always available for viewing on her website, www.wendyjagger.com and she has work for sale in several galleries.
Her awarded work is held in private and public collections, both nationally and internationally. She has completed commissioned pieces for clients such as the National Gallery of Victoria, the Victorian State Parliament, Mazda Australia, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and Mt Buller RMB. Her ceramics have been given as ministerial and corporate gifts, and she has been a finalist in numerous national and international art prizes for with her ceramics and paintings.