See example of Jeanenes work below - someavailable 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:  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.