About Jenny Sanderson


Artist Statement

For me, the belief that “light is life and the source crucial” reins paramount when planning the composition of a painting.  Atmosphere is created by the synergy between my subconscious and drafting skills, reflecting my emotive response to the subject matter.  I have a fascination for vines and Vineyards and can often be seen sketching or painting in watercolour in the vineyards  “en-plain-air” as I believe that is the best way to capture the true essence of the subject.  When amongst the Vineyards, the linework inspires me to apply the resources of my drafting skills to create the new style of super imposed metal work that gives a 3D impression.  It is therefore evident to me how the environment in which I live influences my work.


Australian Collections

Amberly Estate Winery; Cape Mentelle Winery; Voyager Estate Winery, Bettenays Winery;  Alcoa Australia; Ashton Chambers St Georges Terrace; Bayswater Council: Kempton Morrel; Westpac Collection; Midland Court; Scotch College Centennial painting & Methodist Ladies College. Private collections throughout Australia, United Kingdom ,USA and South Africa.



Jenny studied drawing under Professor Rose of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and also trained as a draftsperson.  She continued her career in  drafting  until 1985 when she left the profession of drafting to paint fulltime.

Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy obtained from the Ikon Institute of Australia in 2013.



2012      Parliament House Canberra        Invited to represent the Art of the South West

2011      Xanadu Estate Winery        Perpetual Exhibition

2010      Cowparade Margaret River        Brahmin the Barman

2009      Leeuwin Estate Wine Festival        Joint Artisans Exhibition

2008      Voyager Estate        Vintage Stomp exhibition

2008      Arts Margaret River        Joint exhibition for Art in the Garden

2007      Xanadu Estate Winery        Joint Artisans Exhibition

2007      Xanadu Estate Winery        Feature Artist at Margaret River Tourism Awards

2006      Yallingup Gallery        Joint Artisan Exhibition

2005      Vasse Felix Winery        Joint Artisans Exhibition

2004      Cape Mentelle Winery        Solo Exhibition

2002      Margaret River Gallery        Solo Exhibition

2001      Amberly Estate Winery        Solo “The Alternative Winter”

2000      Margaret River Gallery        Solo “A light touch from Margaret River to Tuscany”

1999      Margaret River Gallery        “The Grape“ joint with six other artists

1998      Amberly Estate Winery        Solo “The 98 Vintage”

1997      Margaret River Gallery        Solo “The Essence of Margaret River“

1994      Ric’s Gallery        Mixed Exhibition with four other Artists

1993      Houghton’s Winery        Joint with Watercolour Society of W.A.

1992      Accent Gallery        Organised exhibition and exhibited for WA Research
…                                                Institute of Child Health“

1992     A Shed Gallery       Joint with Watercolour Society of W.A.

1991      Bay Gallery        Joint “ Professions”

1990      Bay Gallery        Solo Exhibition


Awards and Commissions

2012     Commissioned to create paintings for Gatty collection

2011     Selected to create a sculpture for Wine Festival 2011 at Palmers Winery

2010     Brahmin the Barman won top peoples choice sms vote

2010     Winner of Margaret River Wine festival Award for  2011

2010     Commissioned painting for Margaret River Hotel Bistro entrance

2010     Commissioned two paintings for Mahbrook collection

2009     Winner of Margaret River Wine Festival Award  for 2010

2008     Highly Commended at Vasse Art Awards

2008     Highly Commended at Margaret River Rotary Art Awards

2006     Highly Commended at Cossack Art Awards

2006     Best local artist at Margaret River Rotary Art Awards

2005     Best local artist at Margaret River Rotary Art Awards

2004     Winner of  Margaret River Rotary Business Directory

2003     Commissioned to design Wine Label for Middlewood Farm

2002     Commissioned to paint cover design for Wine Travellers Guide to WA.

2000     Commissioned to paint entrance statement for All Seasons Hotel, Margaret River.

1997     Winner Pinjarah Rotary Art Exhibition

1997     Commissioned to paint four works for the foyer of Ashton Chambers in St Georges Terrace

1997     Commissioned to paint the Centennial Scotch College painting

1996     Winner of Watercolour Society of WA

1994     Finalist of Mandorla Contemporary Religious Art Award

1992     Winner of Watercolour Society of WA.

1991     Winner of section title “Professions” in theme Exhibition at Bay Gallery

1989     Melville Art Award 1st prize open watercolour section

1988     Perth Royal Show 1st prize watercolour architectural section

1988     Bayswater Bicentennial Art Acquisition

1988     South Perth Art Society Highly Commended Watercolour

Memberships and Associations

Invited member of The Watercolour Society of  Western Australia
Margaret River Artisans, Cape to Cape
Artsource member
Board member of MMROS (Margaret River Region Open Studios)
Ikon Institute Australia

List of previous Public Works

  1. “Divine Wines” @ Margaret River Hotel Bistro Commissioned by MRH owners Steve and Julie Hughes 2010.  Mixed media painting on canvas with sculpted steel vinework superimposed and within a frame.  Anti graffiti varnished.
  2. “Brahman the Barman “ @ Margaret River Cowparade 2010.  Auctioned at final event for $10,500.  Located at private residence in Dunsborough.  Life-size, made of Fiberglass which was cut and remoulded and completed in Acrylic paint with anti graffiti varnish.
  3. “Sunset Reflections” @ Xanadu Winery 2003 for exhibition for MR Tourism.  50th Anniversary event .  Now includes sculpted steel vinework, exhibited at Xanadu Winery Margaret River.
  4. “Water into Wine” @ Winebar in Melbourne owned by Mr Michael Tsu.  Sold at auction event at Xanadu for $3,500 Original design accepted for advertising and poster of 2010 Wine Festival held at Leeuwin Estate Winery.
  5. “Cape Mentelle Sunburst” @ Franchesca Holiday Resort Margaret River.
  6. “Serventy Winery View” @ All Seasons Resort Margaret River.


Other Publications

  1. Australian Wine Selector magazine The art of wine editorial with pictures of my images.
  2. West Australian Newspaper Image of work “Alternative Winter “ depicting Broome and advertising an exhibition at Amberly Winery.

And many other newspaper articles.