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Jacquelyn Stephens
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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 ready to hang on your beautiful wall.

The Buddhists enigmatically say 'It always rains when the Buddha comes to town'. The gentle flow of paint and water in bright, clear colour, this painting hopes to bring happiness and joy to all.
This gentle painting allows you to immerse yourself in the mesmerising flow of water and creation. It is inspired by undercurrents and drifts in the creative waters of all existence. Cell life, water, rain and universal forces that peacefully fuse and float together.

Originally this series came about by a Leonardo daVinci drawing of 'The Deluge' to which I have been obsessed and inspired by for years. I admit my painting is not terribly much akin to the beautiful daVinci except in the idea of the downpour, the storm, the flood, the outpouring of energies and the raw forces of Nature. The fluidity of the paint naturally lends itself to the pour, the flow, the wash, and the cascade, the soaking. Me; I am thinking about ideas of immersion, flood and re-emergent energies after the rain. Water washing away the dirt of life, the cleansing, nurturing growth and renewal. To me it talks of ice melts, sea drifts, ebbs and flows, the rain, the storms. The tranquillity of flowing water, invisible under currents, drifts, ebbs and flows. I find these things beautiful and soothing just like creating art.

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 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 and flows. Patterns on a microscopic and macroscopic scale. I find all these things meditative and worthy of contemplation.

What I also enjoy 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.

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 4cm deep out from your wall.
The edges are cleaned, staple free and the painting continues around to the side edges of the painting.
Ready to put on your wall with hanging wire on back.
Painting is signed and titled verso.

This painting can be FRAMED in a beautiful Natural Tasmanian Oak Box frame, with edges that are a smart 5cm deep out from your wall for an extra $270 -$300 and 10 days to two weeks extra delivery time would be needed. You can also request other white or black frames.

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: Love this painting but not the right size or something, Jacquelyn is more than happy to create a unique painting for your walls with a commissioned piece to your requirements.

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:
'Beautiful piece! Prompt delivery and well packaged! Looks great on the wall for us to enjoy!'
'Fantastic! Thanks for such an easy transaction 5Star'
'Beautiful! A+++'
'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.'


Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is stretched and ready to hang.

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