Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jeanne Fry Art and the Inspiration behind the Paintbrush

Labels are difficult. When it comes to describing one's art, we tend to have styles and certain techniques that become basics in our toolbox, but placing ourselves in a box with a label is a challenge. I have often gone back and forth with what "type" of artist I am. Artists change as they grow. Themes, styles, and techniques can flow through us like a mood.

Today I think if I was pressed to put a label on myself as an artist I would say that I was a Contemporary Folk Artist.

  I have two main focuses in creating. One is Women's Empowerment. I often create artwork that focuses on inspirational, uplifting, and supportive pieces that remind women of how strong they are, how much they can accomplish, and how diverse each one of us can be. As I move through the phases of being a woman, learning and growing, I share those moments on the canvas. I know that I am not alone in my life lessons. Others are experiencing the same process of growth along with me. 
Guardian of the Dreamtime by Jeanne Fry

She Flies with the Owls by Jeanne Fry

My second focus is on Nature, where I receive the most creative fire. Here I find my peace, my balance, and once there I can make thoughtful decisions. I learn from nature and the cycle of life, so the majority of my works revolve around Animal Totem Art. I study the animals, learn about their living and social skills, and write about their symbolic meanings which always will result in at least one painting...but usually several. 

Mother Nature

Bear Totem and Medicine Wheel with Tree of Life by Jeanne Fry

My goal is to bring the things that I am experiencing or the things that help me evolve into my art, with the hope that the work resonates and brings a new perspective to others. I want the things that inspire me and make me feel good to come to the canvas.
I don't want to paint my pain or struggles, there is enough of that in the world. I process those things in other ways. I choose to surround myself in beauty and hope, and that is what I strive to bring to those that follow my art.
We are all here to help one another on this journey through life, and through my art I hope that I do just that.

If you would like to see more of my work, you can find it here:
Conscious Art Studios Artfire Shop 

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