Jean Henley


Jean Henley

My affinity with nature developed early with a love of gardens and the beauty of plants through their seasonal transitions. Upon retirement and with no known artistic ability, I enrolled in a botanical art class conducted by Lauren Black, one of Australia’s leading botanical artists, to learn to capture the intrinsic beauty of the plants using watercolour as the medium.









Two watercolours of plants from the Tasmanian Government House Garden, part of the Floral Splendour exhibition.


Four  watercolours  of plants found in the Woodbank Gardens  (Lower Longley, Tasmania),  part of the exhibition Gillanders Gondwana“.




Discovering the Flora of Wind Song: Botanical Art and Science

at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) – Dec 4, 2020 – Feb 28 – 2021.



Watercolours displayed in various exhibitions


Frederick Mackie Exhibition, Narryna Museum, Hobart, Sept  2019 – Feb 2020.

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden Exhibition – September 2018

Knopwood’s Kitchen Garden Exhibition 2015/2016

Port Arthur   – An Exotic Garden: Unlocking the Botanical Journey Part 1


Other Watercolours