Artwork Description

Acrylic on wood, ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

This is an original one off, abstract painting on a round plywood panel ready to hang on your beautiful wall.

I was lucky to grow up by and, most of the time, in the sea. So much so, that I think I have brine for blood and salty bones. The echoes of the sea are never far. I now spend half my living time in the city, where I do miss being so close to the rugged southern coast. The ocean remains a constant source of joy, inspiration and healing for me. My message is always be kind to the ocean and to the delicate natural world around you.

This painting has a beautiful feeling of growth and blooming. Akin to the beginnings of life on a miniscule scale.

‘Bio-Sphere Rockpool Bloom’ belongs to my ‘Aqua Vitae’ Series, inspired by microscopic other worlds and aquatic wonderlands. Particularly cell growth, minuscule amoebas, plant life and of course, as I grew up by the sea, I can never escape the otherworldliness of underwater sea life such as coral, algae blooms, seaweed growth and all things rock-pool. The shapes I have used and their arrangement are intended to form visual intrigue moving in and out of focus and relating to our memories of these things in nature. There is an underlying texture and subtle tonal shifts in the background that give the piece a glow and deep space.

The circular shape allows you to come in close like looking through a round microscope lens or a submarine window. The colours reflect nature and are inspired by the mini-worlds discovered in rock pools and coral reefs with a particular reference to the rock-pools of Phillip Islands south coast where I now spend much of my time. In my dreams and memories the black basalt rock of this area create a sharp contrast to the barnacle growths, wildly coloured algae’s of the area and the crashing surf breaking into the pools as the tide rises.

Ultimately the paintings are about our sense of awe and wonder at this beautiful nature and connecting with all the building blocks of all life.

What I enjoy most about my paintings is they make people smile with a sense of wonderment and feelings of happiness as well as giving their walls a talking point and interest for years to come.

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PLEASE NOTE that Bluethumb framing option is not available for this round painting.

ALL PAINTINGS ARE VARNISHED with Professional Quality Artists Varnish, once they have been photographed. This gives a protective surface and an exquisite sheen that really makes the colours powerful & eye-catching.
The painting is on an Artist's quality ROUND plywood panel with stretcher bracing on the back. Edges are a smart 2cm deep from the wall. The edges/sides are cleaned, staple free and painted a elegant black to compliment the painting.
Ready to go on your wall with hanging device on back.
Painting is signed and titled verso.

Please also NOTE if you are in my area you can message me via Bluethumb and book a studio visit to view the artworks in real life before you purchase. And buy via Bluethumb and take home on the spot.
My studio is in the Bayside area of Melbourne, Victoria. And coming soon... I will have a second studio open on Phillip Island, Victoria.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jacquelyn Stephens is a Melbourne based artist who has been successfully exhibiting her paintings for over 20 years since completing a BFA in Painting at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts. She has gained an extensive knowledge of Art, quality art materials, techniques and theory from working closely within the arts industries and in her own art practice. Jacquelyn works full time from her studio on the Melbourne fringe. She has had several successful solo and group exhibitions in commercial galleries and artists run spaces. Her paintings can be seen in many media publications and are held in private collections worldwide. Many of the key themes in her work have been informed by her interest in water, nature, science, the environment and the domain of medicine.

COMMISSIONS:
Jacquelyn is more than happy to create a unique painting for your wall.

ART COMMISSION FEEDBACK
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Thank you so, so much for this beautiful piece’.

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Some interior images created by and courtesy of iartview and Artrooms apps.
Please note that Artworks displayed in rooms are for the purpose of illustration only and are not always to exact scale. They are pretty close but be sure to check the dimensions for paintings actual size.
Sold with a 'Certificate of Authenticity' on request.

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Medium

Acrylic Paint on Round Plywood Panel with timber bracing

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