Residing on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula in the hinterland of Red Hill is where Jennifer Riddle sources many of her subjects. Surrounded by coastlines and nestled in the rural hills makes the Peninsula rich with atmospheric inspiration. The light in this region has a European ambiance with its filtered light, changing weather and rich vegetation. The mood created from this light is captured in Riddle’s works with her signature atmospheric skies, layered movements and textured contrasts.
Her seascapes and landscapes are created from memory and the imagined, enabling Riddle to capture the emotional response rather than a literal representation. Evoking expression of beauty, power and solitude.
Riddle studied under the late Howard Arkley and has been influenced by some of the greats in Turner and Constable. As the recipient of the 2022 Glover Prize, her work is highly sought after.