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Portrait Artist working in oil paint.
FINALIST – Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize 2020 (Australia’s most prestigious female art prize)
WINNER – 2019 Art Lovers Prize
FINALIST – Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize 2018
WINNER – The Hornsby Art Prize 2017
FINALIST – Georges River Art Prize 2017
WINNER – People’ Choice, Neumann Dust Temple Portrait Prize 2017
WINNER – The Cliftons Art Prize 2017
WINNER – Peoples Choice, Cliftons Art Prize 2017
Jeska’s art has been seen on & in…
My love for art comes from my childhood. I have fond memories creating with my mum, she would share her knowledge of art history and her artistic skills. When I was older we travelled to France together where she taught me about history’s master painters like Renaissance and Baroque artists Titian, Vermeer, Frans Pourbus and Leonardo Da Vinci. I was mesmerised by there skill and the exceptionally intricate detail of their works.
The last five years of my career have been a discovery, from sketching portraits to hyperrealism. I enjoy building a piece like a jigsaw puzzle finding the pattern within the tiny detail in an image. Painting lace was another way to add detail and texture. Lace became a metaphor for how I wanted to portray my work, focusing on the co-existence of strength and fragility.
Suzanne Gorman from Studio Gorman Interior Design, Sydney, said, ‘’Jeska’s artwork combines confidence and mystery…(the) contemporary take on portraiture reels the viewer in…a real show-stopper.’’
Brett Mickan of Brett Mickan Interior Design, Sydney, also expressed, ‘’Jeska’s strikingly dramatic work demands to be noticed’’.