soul and purpose

"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

pink phalaenopsis orchid

7x5 inches / oil on panel
view my "nothin' but pink" series blog

Refining FOCUS
Deliberating PURPOSE

As I continue to complete many paintings begun in 2009 which will be offered in the first quarter 2010, you will also begin to see the emergence of new characteristics in my work. Look for a more refined focus which will include simplified, more emphatic still life compositions as well as a more expansive portfolio of floral botanical and garden paintings. All will reveal a new light with specific focus on the following series:

* nothin’ but pink series floral botanicals
* silver series still lifes of antique sterling silver
* treading softly series garden images


Kimberly said...

Hi Jeanne, Happy New Year. You are on my artists of the Year list.

Hope you have a great one.


Thank you SO much Kimberly! What an honor coming from such an avid art collector. It has always been a delight creating custom oil paintings especially for you! My sincere thanks! Blessings to you and your lovely family for a wonderful New Year filled with joy! Jeanne

Diana Moses Botkin said...

You sound like an artist who knows where she is going! You go, Girl! I sure enjoy your work.


Oh thank you SO much, Diana! The new year is always softly refreshing while the landscape is quiet and dusted in white as if a purifying experience prior to the rebirth of Spring. Hence my thinking of new directions and goals. My ambitions are not small, but I do like to aim high in case I fall short of my objectives . . . then I've still accomplished a good deal in the end. :o) Wishing you success and happy painting! Jeanne

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I was published in Visual Language Magazine


Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing.

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