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Jenny Coker Artist TV Show Online Now!
6 April 2016
Photo: SunLive.co.nz Jenny Coker 'Colour In Your Life' TV Show | Online Now! I am delighted to announce that you can now...
'A Brush With Beauty' Jenny Coker Art Exhibition in Cambridge
20 January 2016
'A BRUSH WITH BEAUTY' ART EXHIBITION OPENING The Garden Art Studio, Cambridge | Friday Feb 2nd, 5.30pm I am thrilled to be...
Jenny Coker Botanical Watercolour Workshop in Cambridge
19 January 2016
Dear Friends, Are you an aspiring watercolour botanical artist?   Would you love to develop creatively in 2016 and gain new...
Jenny Coker Art Exhibition at Tilly & Tiffen
27 November 2015
Jenny Coker Art Exhibition Opening Night at Tilly & Tiffen  I was thrilled to showcase an exhibition of my watercolour and oil...
Jenny Coker Filmed for TV Art Show 'Colour In Your Life'
27 November 2015
Jenny Coker Filmed for TV Art Show 'Colour In Your Life' Photo: SunLive.co.nz The build-up to being filmed for the...
Christmas Gifts & Special Offers from Artist Jenny Coker
1 October 2015
Christmas Gifts For the Art-Lover in Your Life Friends, the festive season is fast approaching!   As the days get longer and warmer,...
My Favourite Watercolour Painting Paper and Paintbrushes
14 September 2015
My Favourite Watercolour Painting Paper and Paintbrushes During my recent Botanical Art Workshop Taster, I discovered people were hungry...
October Botanical Watercolour Workshop Taster ~ With Jenny Coker
11 September 2015
  BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR TALK AND WORKSHOP TASTER  { With Tauranga Artist Jenny Coker } Dear Friends, I invite you to...
Celebrating Lisa Goesling ~ Artist Interview
11 September 2015
Hello friends, I'd like you to meet my friend and fellow artist, Lisa Goesling. Lisa Goesling is a respected and celebrated fine...
Botanical Workshop Taster Proves Popular ~ Photo Story
11 September 2015
  BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR TASTER PROVES POPULAR   { With Tauranga Artist Jenny Coker } Dear Friends, Aren't you all...
Watercolour Botanical Workshops Spring/Summer ~ Jenny Coker
11 September 2015
TWO DAY WATERCOLOUR PAINTING WORKSHOPS Dear Friends, Would you like to feel more confident expressing yourself through watercolour...
An Artist's Guide to Beating the Winter Blues
28 July 2015
An Artist’s Guide To Beating the Winter Blues Not long ago as I was nose-deep into a soft winter rose I started thinking what...
Botanical Workshop Photo Story!
24 July 2015
BEGINNER'S WORKSHOP BOTANICAL PASSION! Wow!  What a wonderful time I had hosting three lovely ladies for a Two Day Botanical...
Patisserie with Aunty Anne
23 July 2015
Patisserie with Aunty Anne Dear Friends, I'd like you to meet my latest painting!  It is freshly framed and ready to make...
Botanical Watercolour Workshop Taster with Jenny Coker
10 July 2015
  BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR TALK AND WORKSHOP TASTER  { With Tauranga Artist Jenny Coker } Dear Friends, I invite you to...
Two Day Watercolour Painting Workshops
9 June 2015
TWO DAY WATERCOLOUR PAINTING WORKSHOPS Dear Friends, Would you like to feel more confident expressing yourself through watercolour...
My Nestlings Series Is Over!
30 April 2015
MY NESTLINGS SERIES IS OVER The Final Batch Has Hatched! Dear friends, Big news today. Two years I became captivated by the little...
Commission a Painting of Your Family Treasures
30 April 2015
THE NOSTALGIA COLLECTION Commission an Original Artwork Featuring Your Family Treasures Can you imagine how special it would be to capture...
Hydrangea Summer Love
12 April 2015
Hydrangea Summer Memories for Autumn Days Don't you just love hydrangeas?   We plant them, tend them, pick them and share them....
Aspects of Light // A Study of Eggs
13 February 2015
ASPECTS OF LIGHT | A STUDY OF EGGS Hello friends! I have been hatching a new batch of Nestlings (mini oil paintings)...
From Jenny's Kitchen!
12 February 2015
CREATIVE CUISINE FROM THE GARDEN ARTIST When friends or family are coming for a meal..remember the golden rule..fresh and simple wins every...
My Favourite Moments from Garden & Art Festival
12 December 2014
I loved being part of the New Zealand Garden and Art Festival.  What a treasure trove of gardens, art and demonstrations!  The...
Celebrating Collaboration!
20 November 2014
The Paintbrush & The Pixel Exhibition Opening Celebration Thank you so much to everyone who came along for The Paintbrush & The...
Where's Jenny? Find me at the Garden & Art Festival
3 November 2014
Hello friends, All year I have been running (gracefully!) between my garden and my art studio getting ready for the part I have to play...
The Paintbrush & The Pixel Exhibition
28 October 2014
  Hello friends!   Jenny here. I am so thrilled to be co-hosting a collaborative exhibition with award-winning photographer...
The Secret Life of Nests ~ A Mother's Story
16 June 2014
The Secret Life of Nests ~ A Mother's Story I am having a 'Nestlings' rennaisance at the moment, inspired in part by...
The Secret Life of Eggs ~ Meet Kathryn Overall
16 June 2014
  I am in a Nestlings renaissance at the moment! To be honest with you, when I first started painting nests and eggs it was because...
Mothers Day Memories & Special Offers
5 May 2014
Mother's Day Memories & Specials! Mothers' Day always brings back fond memories of making mum breakfast when I was a young girl,...
Lavender Fuchsia Prints Available Now!
2 April 2014
Introducing Limited Edition 'Lavender Fuchsia' Prints I am so excited to hold in my hands beautiful quality, limited...
A Special Visitor
5 March 2014
The Story of a Special Visitor    Let me say up front, that of course all of my visitors are special!...
Creative Books // On Review
5 March 2014
Gifts of Beauty and Creativity // Books on Review Two books gifted to me by my new Perth friend Jane have found their way into my...
Remember Me
7 January 2014
  Although we all love to have a bunch on a table or reach over a fence to sniff an inviting bloom on a daily ramble, somehow roses...
N O U R I S H // Art in Full Bloom
19 December 2013
Are you a Nourish magazine fan?   I am a big fan personally - and I am delighted to be the featured artist in the...
Wild Blue Hydrangea
30 October 2013
Every piece of art tells a story.   Or, at least, every piece of art has a story – a history of how it came to be created, and...
Harbingers of Spring!
25 October 2013
Ah…golden daffodils - evoking the end of winter, harbingers of spring. They seem to arrive suddenly. Bucket-fulls at the doors of...
Tilly & Tiffen
24 September 2013
Recently, I was wandering through downtown Tauranga handing out invitations to friendly retailers I was acquainted with for a ‘Nestlings...
The Nestlings Collection
26 July 2013
When I spotted a bunch of quail eggs in a lovely décor store in Auckland I didn't realise their symbolic signal of yet another curve in...
Journey Through My Garden - Fuschias
31 January 2013
Through winter, these masses of dull, lifeless malshaped sticks appear to hardly represent anything. Then magically, lush green foliage sprouts...
Garden & Artfest Masterclass
17 September 2012
The Garden and Artfest Masterclass "Everything Floral" opens from the 5th to the 11th of November at Creative Tauranga, Willow Street,...
Waipuna Hospice
14 September 2012
Jenny will be taking part in the Waipuna Hospice fundraising auction following the Carrus Sponsors Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Wednesday 14th...
Introduction to Botanical Art in Watercolour
3 September 2012
3rd & 4th of September: Jenny will be taking a 2 day class - How to look at, choose, and paint Spring flowers and bulbs. Click here for...
Styles & Mediums
23 November 2010
Over the years our styles change and we feel the need to test other ways of making marks on paper. Or if you have an adventurous mind like mine,...
Introduction to Jenny Coker
20 October 2010
We call ourselves artists but that's just the start. A name. To be able to arm ourselves with a bunch of excellent brushes, canvas and a...