Jenie grew up living and working on her parents sheep and cattle property in Central Western Queensland.
She attended primary school at the small local school and then completed her high school education boarding at Brisbane Girls Grammar School in Brisbane. Jenie then studied full time at The Queensland Colledge of Art and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Fine Art (majoring in printmaking and minoring in painting). Jenie practised art part time for many years while travelling, working, marrying, helping her husband run their cattle property and bringing up 4 children. In 2016 Jenie and her family moved to a little farm in the Darling Downs Region on the Great Dividing Range.Jenie is now a full time artist practising from her new studio and home based near Hampton North of Toowoomba Qld. Jenie paints and screen prints with a colour palette "in tune with the subtle and ever changing seasonal landscape around her". Her artistic side was fostered from early childhood from a wonderfully creative mother and a stimulating natural environment both paired with the freedom of her own imagination. Jenie has developed a very unique screen printing style that has set her handpainted fine art screen prints apart from most other screen printing processes. Jenie uses her exposure to the Australian landscape and field trips to evoke constant inspiration and ideas.