As a child Jennifer loved making Art. She entered competitions and won prizes for her work. In 1969 she moved from New Zealand to Australia where the landscape made a deep impression on her. While in Australia she became a Christian and was recognized and honored as a youth leader, promising writer and a gifted artist, achieving the highest possible marks for the state Art exams. Jennifer won prizes, had her work published, and was an energetic Girl Guide leader. Much of her spare time was spent in reading all the art books in the library, making art works, swimming and athletic training - becoming an Australian state champion athlete. At the age of 17 she returned to New Zealand where she completed 3 years at Teachers College majoring in Art and Maths and also completed a third of a degree. In 1977 she married and 5 years later left teaching and worked from home on a range of projects while rearing 3 children. These projects included starting and supervising a licensed preschool, completing a Lay Preachers certificate, and a degree in Education for which she was awarded the title of Massey Scholar for graduating in the top 5%. During this time she also wrote and published songs and poems, made art works and screen prints, published 4 books and owned and operated a printing business, co-ordinated a CWSA group and developed an Art program for gifted children, bought and maintained rental properties and was on a number of voluntary committees. She also spent 15 years preaching and taking services and in 1995 taught art as well as screen-printing and guitar. In 2000 she emigrated to Canberra, Australia. In 2003 while teaching full time, she completed an IT Diploma in multimedia integration and became president of the ACT branch of the Australian Federation of University Women. In 2004 she published her 5th book, began two certificate courses and made her first piece of digital Art. She has since won awards for her digital art and one for her Theological studies and has published more books covering photography, poetry, art and making websites. She has written a novel and her autobiography.
Jennifer Kathleen Phillips joined Fine Art America on November 8th, 2007.