See example of Jeanenes work below - some are available for sale in our shop or her shop in Art Lovers Australia

I love looking at the layers! Where people have been, are now and where they might go. What is in the distance? In the foreground? Behind you?

Creating vistas helps me to achieve this. I look through the window, around the corner; remembering shapes and colours when I close my eyes.

The rhythm, the music, and the temperature. I enjoy using colour, textures, lighting and shapes to reinforce the feeling.

I tell my story on a signed certificate of authenticity which accompanies each piece.

As an Interior designer, working in the Interior architecture field, I keep watch on trending colours and ideas, however, I have a strong dedication to the idea that good art and design should be timeless. A painting should just make you happy!

CODE: 1102

NAME: 3 LIFE SAVERS

SIZE: acrylic paint on 2 stretched canvas panels  30 X 90cm making a total 60 x 90cmm

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS The design excursion so far: I wanted to explore how a space on the beach could be seen through different eyes. Each layer shows the presence of the gold coast beach. The reason for being there- water and sand, the place to swim – between the  flags and all the time the security of the life savers presence.

This piece would look great in a private living room, contrasting against a neutral scheme.

You could also be adventurous and use it with primary colour pops!

 
 

CODE:  0901

NAME: TULIPS

SIZE: 2 X 450 X 920MM

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

After seeing images of tulips growing in rows of colour, I was inspired to create this piece. The photographs of the detail of each flower also showed such beauty. I decided to do both! The background could be a city or a row of trees – in either event it shows the comparison of the flat bands of colour to the dark band of tall.

CODE: P0902

NAME: BLUE POPPY

DATE: 2009

SIZE: 760 x 1020 MM

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

ARTIST: Jeanene Hyles


THIS PIECES DESIGN EXCURSION SO FAR.... I saw an image of a blue poppy, and it seemed not real! Further research revealed that they do exist. I decided to create a really big one, using a dark green background, and high chroma green foliage. A bud nearly opens to the side.

I played with the light falling on to the petals, and loaded my brush with all the colours, as it moved across the canvas in the direction of the growth of each stroke gave the painting energy.

CODE: P0904

NAME: GIANT GERBERA

DATE: 2009

SIZE: 910 X 910 MM

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS


THIS PIECES DESIGN EXCURSION SO FAR.... I wanted to create a dramatic large gerbera, with a contrasting colour to add to the drama! Rather than have a plain background I created a subtle reflection – putting the flower in context. I then used a gloss over the water, and created dew drops on the flower to add texture.

CODE:  1001,2,3,4

NAME: BEACH SILHOUETTES 1,2,3 AND 4

SIZE: 4 PANELS 300 x150mm

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

It is fascinating sitting on the beach watching the waves, the sky and the people enjoying it in different ways.

I created 4 panels – 2 sitting down on the sand, and 2 looking from the carpark. I wanted to show the blue blue sky and water, and also emphasise the golden sand.

Using a dark grey paint to make the shapes of the bodies on the beach contrast, also emphasised the brilliance of light.

I am selling these in pairs. I like the way the horizon moves from one panel to the next. I feel the imagination would continue the feel of being at the beach in  a relaxed mode.

Placed on a black feature wall they would evoke a completely different feeling. That of drama and light!

CODE:  1001

NAME: SEAGULLS

SIZE: 2 PANELS  380 x 1140mm

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

The design excursion so far: I started this painting after being inspired by a grey stormy sky and seeing the reflections in the water. As the layers evolved it became ‘sunnier” I had so much fun researching images of seagulls, then using a few brush strokes capturing their essence in paint.

Two years later, I revisited the piece and had a play with brushstrokes and waves.

These long pieces could work well in a natural colour scheme, a beach theme, or as a dramatic contrast on a black feature wall.

CODE:   1206

NAME: COOLANGATTA

SIZE: 4 PANELS  200x 600mm

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

As I looked from the window at Coolangatta, Gold Coast at dusk, hundreds of birds started to nest in the trees along the foreshore. The sunset to the left reflected in the sky over Surfers Paradise.

The four panels show some birds already in the trees, and others silhouetted against the sky. I used pearl white paint, mixed with copper to show the last light against the shadows enveloping the sky and water as evening quickly took hold. The contrasting colours of blue and orange subtly reflect the contrast of light and dark, awake and sleep.

CODE:  1301

NAME: WINTER AFTERNOON AT THE QUAY

SIZE: 4 PANELS   410 X 610 mm

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

The design excursion so far: I was in Sydney in July 2012 walking through Circular Quay. When I looked up away from all the people I was struck by the lack of colour. The trees were bare, and the buildings were all so bland. They seem to reflect the cold and windy day.

I wanted to show the repeated patterns of the building – just as inside the people repeated their tasks, and contrast the random lines of the branches of the tree.

This piece would work well in a neutral environment or equally one with contrasting against a colour pop.

CODE:P1801

NAME: The Blessing of Brisbane to Byron Horizons

DATE: 2018  SIZE: 1220 x 760 mm

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS


THIS PIECES DESIGN EXCURSION SO FAR.... The blessing Mother Nature provides as she caresses the horizons at first light is indescribable. The high man made structures of Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Burleigh and Byron Bay are insignificant compared to the might of the natural light appearing over the horizons!

I explored the idea that we are drawn to seeing sunrises on horizons. Often we are living in high density, made made buildings, yet we are drawn to nature. Mother nature always caresses the landscape at first light.

This piece would bring colour and new dimension to an environment. The on trend idea of jewel like colours in a dark room with dark timer would work well on your walls. If your decor is the white with black trim with colour pops – this is ready for you!

CODE:P1802

NAME: THE PARTING OF BARK AND GALAHS

DATE: 2018   SIZE: 1220 x 760 mm

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS


THIS PIECES DESIGN EXCURSION SO FAR.... The Galahs fly away as the bark gradually parts the tree.

Look up at the Galah’s translucent wings against the deep blue sky. The contrast continues as your eye moves to the deep colours of the bark. It has been parting from the tree over such a long time, eventually falling to the ground. The instant departure of the birds to the sky juxtaposes as they start their new adventure.

This piece would add a colour pop to a neutral scheme, or would equally be a catalyst for an ontrend high chroma room! Use it as your mood board to create.

CODE:P1905

NAME: BEHOLD BURLEIGH

DATE: 2019  SIZE: 1220 x 760 mm

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS


THIS PIECES DESIGN EXCURSION SO FAR....

Looking through the man made; beholding the wonder of nature that is Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. No matter what human intrusions –the selfies are insignificant.

I looked at the man made structures, and how they impact on the beauty of the natural landscape. The constant interplay of the landscape and the people who experience it becomes a tug of war which nature is winning at this stage.

This piece blends into a natural colour scheme, as does nature, or will pop on a contrasting coloured wall. Enjoy the beauty of Burleigh Heads, on the Gold Coast, remembering a surf, swim or picnic, when ever you look at the wall!

CODE: P2102

NAME: Koalas in the Gum Trees

DATE: 2021

SIZE: 2 panels - 760w x 1220h x 38mm deep

MATERIALS: ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS, READY TO HANG

ARTIST: Jeanene Hyles


THIS PIECES DESIGN EXCURSION SO FAR.... Can you see the koalas in the gum trees?

Drive or walk past gum trees and you subconsciously smell the eucalyptus. Stand and then sit and observe. Why are there some with dark bark? What are some mottled greys? Some trees are bronze? What lives there?

So many questions! Yet such beauty without answers. Just sit back and enjoy nature at its best!

I loved looking at the fundamental shapes and textures, then added details of ferns, cockatoos, koalas and....

This piece would reflect the on trend classic blue, and complete a natural element to your space.

Enjoy!