A child of Africa, an animal lover and a passion for art are the raw elements that give Kate Jenvey her drive to create. Kate is a realistic oil painter and pencil artist using nature for her inspiration. Her artistic interest began early as she grew to love and admire the magnificent wildlife that was an intrinsic part of her childhood years spent in East Africa. Her passion for Africa remains strong and influences much of her work today, with conservation issues often being the focus of her work to raise awareness.
Now living in Australia, Kate’s home and studio embraces a relaxed rural setting where many native birds and animals are constant visitors and are therefore often featured within her intricate pencil work and colorful paintings. Kate has demonstrated her work in an interview on the TV show ‘Colour in Your Life’ and has been published in The Australian Horseman Magazine in an article titled “Capturing Wild Spirits” and as a featured artist in Ann Kullberg’s Color Pencil Magazine. Kate is the recipient of the Grand Teton Lodge Company Award, Arts for the Parks international juried art exhibition and was juried into the prestigious Western Visions annual exhibition of the National Museum of Wildlife Art both in Jackson, Wyoming.
Kate has been part of many group shows and exhibitions gleaning numerous awards along the way and has had three solo shows, the latest “Drawn to the Wild” was held at the regional Benalla Art Gallery in 2017. Kate is honored to have been juried into The Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation as a signature member, a Master member of Colored Pencil Community of Australasia and is also a member of The Pencil Art Society and the Colored Pencil Society of America.