Jenny Laidlaw
Jenny Laidlaw is an artist/illustrator, best known for her whimsical illustrations for children.


Professional artist based in Jan Juc, Victoria and represented by Eagles Nest Gallery in Aireys Inlet and Tussock Gallery in Point Lonsdale.

Jenny began painting and drawing at an early age and in 1981, when her family moved from Melbourne to North East Victoria, she developed a passion for the high country and a lifelong love of the outdoors.
Jenny completed school in 1987 and then studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Canberra Institute of the Arts, Australian National University. In 1992 she was accepted into Bachelor of Arts Honours-Fine Art at the Latrobe University College of Northern Victoria.

Jenny travelled and worked extensively overseas prior to her marriage in 1997. In 2002 she moved with her young family to Jan Juc, a coastal Victorian town.
Jenny is now a fulltime artist, mother and wife……not always in that order!

Jenny’s love and passion for the ocean and the mountains have been the inspiration for many of her works. In her finely detailed pen and ink drawings with collage material, the viewer can put together all the elements like a jigsaw puzzle to learn the story behind each picture.
The world she creates is “collected”….each picture, with its group of found objects, tells a story of a nearly mythical landscape and history. She loves blending realism, surrealism and found objects into her works with the hope that each piece will inspire the viewer to contemplate his or her own relationship with their environment.

By including a dose of fantasy in some of her works, she invites the viewer to examine more closely, to establish where the line is drawn between fantasy and fact.Jenny’s works are the result of many hours spent gathering collage and reference material and her love and passion for the outdoors whether it be ocean and beach or mountains and bush, makes this an enjoyable task.

Recently Jenny has been spending more time doing illustrations and jigsaw puzzles for children….whether for a bedroom or playroom. Her works are vibrant, detailed, colourful and whimsical. The inspiration for many of these works has come from seeing the world through the eyes of her young daughter.

Since completing her studies, Jenny has received many commissions, ranging from illustrations for jigsaw puzzles, books and magazines and clothing designs to art for children’s bedrooms.

Jenny has won many awards and her works are held in many private collections both here and overseas.



9 Sky Court, Jan Juc, Victoria, Australia

Jenny Laidlaw

9 Sky Court, Jan Juc, Victoria, Australia

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