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

nest with blue feathers & eggs

6x6 inches / oil on panel
An abundance of moss and fluffy blue feathers lines this delicate nest full with the promise of another generation.


Susan Roux said...

How delicate! Just lovely...


Thank you SO much, Susan! I always marvel at the intricacy of these tiny woven gems! Nature never ceases to amaze! Jeanne

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Jeanne,
Is more than one year that i admire this particular oil of yours; the nests you paint are really moving and inspirational. Your sensibility and love of nature are self evident.


Thank you SOOO much, Mariano! It is my hope that through my paintings people will appreciate the beauty and fragility of nature which is so often overlooked, and to realize that our daily actions often impact these earthly gifts (i.e. lawn chemicals poison or kill insects that are eaten by birds that either starve or give birth to deformity) and on a global level with what we purchase, discard, etc. Together we can make a positive impact by committing to be stewards of our precious action at a time.... Jeanne

mo said...

Hi Jeanne, My blog is I was wondering if I have your permission to do a post about YOUR artwork. All linking back to this site. I would like to pick out my favorite little gems from your site and rave about them in a post. Please let me know if I can or cannot do this. Thank you for your talent and your time. *hugs*


Thank you SO much, Mo! I just discovered your gorgeous blog of rose petals from heaven! What a beautiful concept and your images are absolutely spectacular! Yes, I'd be truly honored to have a feature of my work on your blog! Select whatever you wish!! My sincerest thanks!! Hugs, Jeanne

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