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Jenny Mehrtens is an Arrowtown based artist, primarily a painter, she has had several group and solo exhibitions and her work can be found in private collections worldwide.
Jenny was born and raised in Dunedin and her natural creative talent and love of visual arts was nurtured by her family (some of whom were artists) and the Dunedin community. She had a successful clothing design business based in Dunedin in the 1980s under the labels “Jenny Haggitt Originals” and “Verve”. Jenny studied painting at Inverlochy Art School in Wellington and now lives near Arrowtown where she has a private studio on the outskirts of this small historic town, and paints full time.
“Producing art is a great journey for me. In my studio, I am always experimenting and trying different things. Early in my artistic career this led me to develop unique styles with gold leaf - a medium which I love and have mastered. Historically, it has signified reverence of an object or idea that the artist wants to convey. I use gold leaf to create a spiritual layer of meaning to my subjects."
In her current series “Making Their Mark” Jenny has researched and referenced Maori patterns derived from Ta Moku, rafter patterns and early Maori carvings. These beautiful patterns are applied intricately with gold leaf over imagined portraits of early New Zealanders.