I was inspired to create this piece after a study of pollen grains at the microscopic level and the finished piece reminds me of fire, hence the name “embers”. Swirling, gestural brush strokes on the base layer of paint, a mix of burnt red, terracotta and dusty pink that I have followed with the top layer of detailed lace-like circles.
♥ acrylic paint on canvas
♥ measures 91x91cm
♥ canvas depth 3.5cm with pink edges
♥ ready to hang
about the artist...
Jennifer Bell is an Australian contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and paper weaving, but her practice also encompasses textiles, paper art, photography and new media. Jennifer's work explores pattern and visual perception influenced largely by her experience of a little known neuro-ophthalmologcal condition which means she sees patterned dots in her visual field, continuously. These dots appear as a fine veil of dancing, kaleidoscopic colour that can never be turned off. Even on the calmest day and in the simplest of environments, surroundings that may seem static and plain to others are full of movement and decoration. Jennifer shares this unique experience of the world through her art. With a degree in fine art and four years spent in New Zealand running her own gallery in the picturesque Wellington suburb of Island Bay, she today works a full time independent artist from her sunny Queensland studio. Her work is represented in private collections throughout Australia, NZ, North America, Europe, The Middle East and Asia.
Visit Jennifer's website www.jenniferbellart.com