Jennie-maree Tempest was born in Melbourne, Australia but now resides in a small regional town in Gippsland.
Married with three grown sons, she has always had a desire to create even as a child.
Her passion for textiles started at school but the need was greater when her first born came along making quilts, soft furnishings and curtains, "I am drawn to the feel and texture of fibre".
With a desire to develop her textile skills further Jennie-maree attended Box Hill Institute to complete a Diploma in Textile Arts. This gave her the confidence to take her textiles work to the next level and explore her own unique style.
Today her work is influenced by 30 years in the hair and beauty industry, life, family, and a little bit of fantasy.
"I have always been a people person, fascinated with the expression of emotion and how a face or body language can tell a thousand stories".