Most people in Lennox Head know that Jennie Riley is a creative soul, with an eye for beauty, colour and design. We have been loving her bold iconic pieces of jewellery for years. Her range of clothing and giftware continues to lure us upstairs to Riley Burnett, but now she has another attraction to add to the range.
Jennie Riley can paint. In fact she is a graduate of RMIT where she studied textile design many years ago and of Deakin University where she studied art (and met husband Jason). She hadn’t painted for years, but recently had another creative burst and picked up a paint brush. The result is a series of beautiful abstracts, full of her hallmark bursts of colour and strong shapes.
While jewellery and paint are clearly two entirely different media, there is an undeniable Jennie-ness about these paintings which are on sale in the Riley Burnett store, and not surprisingly, walking out the door.