Celebrating summer with a brand new collection of limited edition prints - kaleidoscopic twists on some of my favourite paintings from this year. Apart from a few sizes options and either paper or stretched canvas, the artworks are also available on beautiful lightweight summer scarves.
Lovely and soft, made in Australia and a big 140x140cm! A great Christmas gift idea.
A few months ago I was asked by one of the mums at my child's school what she should get for her older daughter who was very into art. What was my top must have arty item? And without a doubt it is a notebook. I've kept an art journal since high school and it's something I use every week. As times gone by I've opted for smaller ones so I can carry them around with me. They are perfect for popping in your bag and jotting down any ideas when they come to you, quick sketches out and about.
So when I was thinking the other week about what I could put together that would make a creative but affordable gift idea - an arty notebook. Especially when so many people are still staying home, exploring their creative side more and we maybe can't get to see someone in person, what's a thoughtful gift idea? These seemed perfect.
I've put together three different cover designs each one featuring one my original abstract paintings, plus a great inspirational quote from one of my favorite artists Vincent Van Gogh. And... as they are made to order, there is the added option of personalising the little circle on the front from My Creative Journal to Sarah's Sketchbook or Mary's Art Notes for example - just to make it a little more special for somebody.
I've been continuing to create abstract landscapes pieces suggestive of fields seen from the air, or topographical maps, using the language of lines and dashes I've been building up in my work. Four new paintings have been recently released in this body of work.
Unyielding I and II, shown above, have sold but please contact me if you would like to discuss a commission.
This new collection is inspired by outback desert landscapes seen from the air, the scattering of vegetation is a combination of paint and embroidery.
The Australian outback is a rich tapestry of changing colours and patterns. Tiny dots of vegetation, wild flowers and shrubs, come and go or alter in shade with the seasons.
Ideal Homes recently selected their pick of home decor trends for 2020. One of my favourites was 'Global Essence' as it matches in so beautifully with my current colour palette. Rich tones and rugged textures, earthy natural pigments mixed with lots of pattern and prints. The key colours - terracotta, umber and spiced red. Pictured above a selection of paints from Dulux.
Classic blue is the colour for 2020, according to Pantone. Blue and white never goes out of style and I have to say I'm a big fan of the combination. In fact you might think blue is my favourite colour - after all I created blue artwork almost exclusively for over 5years! (My favourite colour is actually turquoise.) Still, blue is such a lovely shade to work with for art and always popular.
Chinoiserie is also set to be a 2020 trend, another aesthetic I've enjoyed playing with in recent years. So there is plenty to choose from in the online shop right now to keep you on trend for 2020 interior design! Wall art prints and original paintings in beautiful blue tones.
It's been an age since I last did a mood board, it's something I used to do all the time as a designer and I do miss it. So I thought I might have a go at a few combining my art and some interior decor inspiration. This one - boho meets beach, meets botanical gorgeousness! Soft blues and pops of green with plenty of rattan.
From the top: Riviera Water Hyacinth Frame Wall mirror $115 from Living Styles, Hanging Fern Basket $15 from Kmart, beach house via decoratifo, Rattan Basket Planter $149 from Temple and Webster, Woven Monstera print by Jennifer Bell, Tropical cushion by KOO $20 from Spotlight, Santa Monica beach vibe home via Apartment Therapy, Mico Armchair $289 from Castlery.
Very excited to announce that I am a finalist in the 2019 Global Etsy Design Awards #theEtsies with my woven painting 'Unearthed'.
The Etsy Design Awards are Etsy’s first-ever global award program. Honouring the work of sellers from around the world and across multiple categories. My unique woven painting has been selected for the Inventive Decor category.
You can check out my etsy store at www.jenniferbellfineart.etsy.com
Jennifer is a contemporary Australian artist based in Brisbane, Queensland. Know for her highly decorative paintings and unique paper weavings, she explores pattern and visual perception, often highlighting the beauty in the ordinary.