A pioneer of Australian style, Jenny Kee’s internationally renowned art reflects her passion for the unique and precious Australian environment. Over 40 years, Jenny’s work has appeared on silk, paper, wool, cotton, ceramics and canvas, shaped by an eclectic mix of global influences, from Aboriginal Australian to early European, and the exotic arts of Africa, India, Asia and South America. With a passionately joyous and distinctly Australian approach to her craft Jenny has always worked within the fashion world from an artistic mindset. Drawing on her love of Australian fauna and flora, her art is a mix of vivaciously hand-painted chaotic collages – flowers, animals, exotic birds, opals and tropical fish.
The silk scarf is Jenny’s way of allowing art to be worn on the body, favoured for the material’s fluidity, movement and grace. Influenced by Australian Indigenous art, tribal cultures and symbols, for Jenny each print shares a personal narrative. Interlinking these symbols and images across various mediums – oil crayons, acrylic, watercolours and Asian inks – one scarf can be constructed from twenty original artworks, all from the hand of Jenny Kee.