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 interest and splash of colour for years to come.
My obsession is with the microscopic, sub-atomic and aquatic. I abstract these to create paintings that mesmerize with colour & energy and reflect the natural miniscule patterns of the universe and topography of our souls.
Jacquelyn Stephens is an Australian 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, 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.
Jacquelyn is interested in making paintings with their own life force, that breathe with an uplifting energy for those viewing them. The overall is aim for her artwork to be beautiful and unique so that the paintings create a stylish look on collector’s walls and provide interest and joy for years to come.
The subject of Jacquelyn Stephens’s paintings is an exploration into the sublime beauty of the minuscule in nature. She celebrates the life forces and colour energies inherent in all things microscopic, sub-atomic and aquatic. Having grown up on the cliffs of Flinders, staring across the horizon of Bass Strait, she is also deeply inspired by the life giving waters of the sea. The power of a crashing wave, vast horizon lines, bioluminescent organisms or miniscule single cell algae, these universes inspire and influence the pictorial spaces and forms in her paintings.