The inspiration for painting these Proteas came from studying the early drawings executed in the first years of settlement at the Cape. These were among the first records of the Proteaceae family and were published in Index Alter Plantarum by Boerhaave in 1720.

Jenny is currently engaged in painting the collection of Proteas illustrated in this important publication on Cape plants.

Mimetes cucullatus
Protea repens
Protea cynaroides
Leucospermum conocarpodendron
Protea scolymocephala
Protea nerifolia