Jen Mitchell

Biography

Her previous career in Human Rights took her to five continents and included a focus on international justice, gender equality, and First Nations’ rights. She brings these diverse interests to bear on her artistic creations, and particularly enjoys celebrating women and girls as agents of adventure. She primarily works in oils and acrylic, and loves the way in which the rich texture and colour of these media remind us to see the beauty in everyday life. Her current project, She Drinks the Wild Air, is inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s timeless advice to “live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air”. This project seeks to explore and celebrate the drive toward wilderness and wanderlust in our modern society, and explore and celebrate the drive toward wilderness and wanderlust in our modern society, and examines feminine identity in wild spaces.

Artist Statement

Jen Mitchell is a Western Australian-based visual artist who grew up in the Northwest USA, and is deeply inspired by the contrasting landscapes of her two homes.