Based in Gayamaygal country, the picturesque oceanside Northern Beaches of Sydney, Jaimee Paul creates Art for Purpose. Her practice aims to create positive and hopeful awareness that fosters custodianship and raises funds for nature and wildlife.
Born on a farm in the small town of Waitahuna, New Zealand, Jaimee grew up surrounded by animals, an upbringing that has had a profound effect on her career, influencing and informing her practice. As a result, she has committed to raising funds and awareness for animal groups and environmental charities through the sales of her artworks. Examples of recent donations include Rainforest Rescue, WIRES, Kangaroo Island Animal Rescue, Wim Hof Elephant Conservation Project, Manyana Matters, and Sea Shepard.
The M H Carnegie Fine Art NFT Fellowship Award has seen Jaimee’s artworks come to life through animation for the first time as she explores the digital art NFT world. Staying true to her primary monotone palette and collaborating with wildlife photographers, these multi-dimensional artworks come to life and support charities in a tangible and on-going way. Blockchain technology supports Jaimee’s dedication to creating Art For Purpose as a portion of every sale and resale will be directed in perpetuity to charities. The soft, gentle and meditative strokes in watercolour paint allows viewers to connect with these beautiful creatures, generating empathy and facilitating a connection, while creating tangible change in their blockchain-embedded donations. Jaimee’s artworks can be found in private collections in Australia and across the globe.
2021 Regenerative Design and Development short course, Run by Sara Rickards & Bill Reed.
2021 The Inner Collective, Business Mentorship Program, The Studio Collective, Manly, Sydney
2020 RISE UP, Transition > Accelerators Program, Reunion. Earth, Re-University.
2016 Bachelor of Design, University of New South Wales Art & Design.
2020 Inside Bloom, Duo Exhibition with Meg Minkley, Our Place, Brookvale, Sydney
2019 Bigger Than Us, Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth, Sydney
2018 Honour The Being, Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth, Sydney
2017 All That you’ve Become, Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore, Regional NSW
Selected Awards and Prizes
2021 M.H Carnegie & Co Fine art NFT Fellowship Award, Paddington, Sydney
2021 Incognito Art Show, Supporting Studio A, Paddington, Sydney
2020 100 Koalas Charity Exhibition, Living With Koalas, Australia, USA
2020 Rise Exhibition, 100 artists create art using bushfire charcoal, Carriageworks.
2020 Wild Hearts, Charity Exhibition for KVWM, Vandel Gallery, Redfern, NSW
2019 Activism Vs Passivism Panel Talk, The Map To Paradise, Art Gallery of NSW
2018 Art For Purpose Public Talk, Northern Beaches Council, Dee Why, Sydney
2014 Winner, Royal Doulton & UNSW Art and Design Award, Sydney
2009 & 12 Finalist, Warringah Art Prize, Artfocus Gallery and Studio, Brookvale, Sydney
Selected Group Exhibitions, Fundraisers and Talking Events
2021 M.H Carnegie & Co Fine art NFT Fellowship Award, MINT NFT Gallery, Sydney Contemporary Online.
2017 – 21 25+ Various Group Exhibitions, Sydney Road Gallery, Sydney
2017 – 19 The Other Art Fair, Sydney and Melbourne Editions
2016 Secret 7, Charity Exhibition, invited artist, London, England
Boards and Memberships
Brookvale Arts District, Creative Community Collective, Brookvale, Sydney; Our Place, Art Studio and Gallery, Brookvale, Sydney; Sydney Road Gallery, Artist run Gallery, Seaforth / Balgowlah, Sydney; La Creme Creative Inc, Not for Profit Co-Working Space, Brookvale, Sydney; NinetyFive Percent; Art for Ocean Awareness Group Exhibitions, Sydney; Committee Member, Underwater Earth, Not For Profit, Sydney