About purchasing Originals... The price of the artworks includes the Frame (if it is a watercolour painting) and the Packaging but NOT SHIPPING. You need to arrange your own collection from Butterstone in person or by courier. DO NOT use the online store to purchase unless you can arrange for collection/shipping. If you cannot arrange collection you need to email Jenny firstname.lastname@example.org and pay by bank transfer for the cost of the artwork plus tracked and signed air mail (overseas) or first class (UK) shipping.
About Jenny... Jennifer MacLean’s work ranges from her distinctive watercolour paintings to her unique 'organic wall designs' - woven with her own hand spun and naturally dyed wool. Her work derives its inspiration from nature and nature's textures - her subject matter tends to be 'things enduring', (stones, old buildings, vegetation, landscape…), and her colour is strong and vital. Above all the feeling one gets from Jennifer MacLean's work is of her genuine and absorbing love of what she is doing.
Jennifer was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1952. A student of the University of Sydney she received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Arts in 1972. After teaching high school art in Adelaide, South Australia for four years, Jennifer traveled extensively in South America, living for some time in Northern Brazil. After spending further time in Spain and Portugal, she took up a position of Community Arts Organiser at the Norwich Arts Centre, Norfolk, England.
Since the early 80’s she has lived with her musician husband in the village of Butterstone near Dunkeld and from 1983 Jennifer’s focus has been on the development of the family partnership business Butterstone Management & Events and Butterstone Studios (trading as Dunkeld Records). Her artwork has been woven into many strands of this creative business. Her watercolours have enhanced many of the album covers of her husband Dougie MacLean and her textural weavings have featured as background to photographs, films and TV programmes.
Between 1999 and 2005 her artwork was available direct from their MacLean’s Art & Music Gallery, first in Birnam and then in Cathedral Street, Dunkeld. To this day private sales of her watercolours and weavings have continued, many being sold into private collections mainly in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
Over the years Jennifer has had exhibitions in Brazil, Holland, Germany, England, Scotland and Australia. The 2022 exhibition “55 years of Watercolour and Weaving” at Cardney Steading in Perthshire is an especially broad selection and includes quite a few works that have not been viewed before. It displays works that are available for sale along with works from the MacLean family collection. The catalogue is available from this online store.