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Polymer & Oil Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas


Mixed Media on canvas, stretched and ready to hang

Signed on the back

This is an original, one off, large colourful abstract painting on canvas and framed ready to hang on your beautiful wall.

This artwork is from my 'Aquatic' Series and Water Surface exploration. What lies below the surface? What lies above the surface? What pushes the surface? Water as a subject, context and formal element seems to often find its way back into my artwork. It reveals my passionate love of the sea and all things briny particularly the influence of the locale where I grew up - overlooking Bass Strait from a hilltop farm at Flinders. The constant movement of water. The turbulences reflecting human emotion and tumultuous goings on. The life giving nature of water and the fragility of waters of life. The storms above and below the surface. The colour formations reflected across the water. Powerful under currents, drifts, ebbs, flows and surges. Patterns on a macroscopic scale. I find all these things meditative and worthy of contemplation.

This painting started out as a background but then took on a life of its own and gave way to the paint in big gestural strokes and gravity in paint pouring off the brush marks. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, that’s what the ocean does to you. Play in the paint like you might dance in the waves. Feel the wonderful surge of the creative waters of life.

I love the colours, transitions and fluidity and expressiveness of this way of painting so much so that I cannot bring myself to keep painting much more over the raw surface. The painting already speaks so much about an authentic simplicity, the transcendental and fluidity of the natural world as well as possessing its own colour energy.

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 style and finesse with a splash of colour for years to come.

This is one of a pair and both paintings look stunning hanging together. Keep a look out on my other listings. The pair is titled ' Coastal Boogie Surge'.

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 canvas wrapped around traditional wooden stretcher bars with edges that are a smart 3.5cm deep out from your wall.
The edges are cleaned, staple free and painted a rich black to compliment this painting.
Ready to put on your wall with hanging wire on back.
Painting is signed and titled verso.

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 and the domain of medicine.

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

All images remain the copyright property of the artist, Jacquelyn Stephens.
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.

Some FEEDBACK from my artwork sold online:
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'Absolutely fantastic! Beautiful painting. Great communication and packaging A+++'
'Thanks Jacquelyn. Great little painting with a neat story.'
'What a beautiful print thanks for the communication as well'
'Very pleased with the quality of this print, great service too, thankyou.'


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