Jen Shewring is a contemporary artist who paints in a semi abstract style creating beauty that enlivens the senses of the viewer. She uses colour, texture and brightness to entice you to her artwork.
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Jen Shewring – Artist Statement 2019
Jen is an artist living and working in Melbourne painting contemporary semi abstract art. “My work is to make something beautiful”. Jen has an absolute obsession with paint, she focuses in on its buttery texture and vibrant colours to produce stunning on trend paintings. She uses colour and brightness to stimulate and engage the viewer so they look closer and have fun with the art. She defines her art as spontaneous but intentional, starting a painting with uninhibited broad brushstrokes and moving in towards detail then adding splashes of contrasting colours to give her paintings that eye-catching sparkle. Each work is a series of layers until the final image is built up to bring dimension to the surface along with imagery to narrate the viewer through the painting. Jen’s work is fresh, alive and allows you to continually discover new aspects in each piece of art.
Creating new paintings is part of Jen’s everyday life as a full time Artist. “Colour to me is everything. What excites me is creating works that capture a luminous mix of rich intense colours and texture.”
Her work currently focuses on the depiction of flowers in nature within the layering of abstract forms. “For me, it is important that my art should bring pleasure to the viewer. I have a pure love of paint and strive to create works that capture vivid beauty using the language of colour. This is an idea that I will pursue for a lifetime”.
The Impressionist painters and Modern Abstract artists have had a lasting influence on Jen’s work as she strives to use light and colour to capture the feeling of a moment. As the great Impressionist artist Cezanne said “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art”. Jen feels extremely fortunate to be able to create and express herself, “it is a gift of escapism that I will never take for granted”.
After completing an Honours Degree at Monash University in Melbourne, Jen spent time travelling Europe, Indonesia, Asia and Australia. She is interested in art history, travel and the pursuit of colour.
Jen has been continuously exhibiting as a professional Artist since 2002.
She has paintings in the corporate market and in private collections in Australia and overseas. She enjoys a steady stream of sales and welcomes private commissions.