Group Show!

Hello gorgeous people. I’m part of a beautiful group show, The Collective at Gallery 503, Balmain Rd Lilyfield. The show comprises works from artists who exhibited at the gallery over the last year. It’s an eclectic collection, but as one guest at the opening commented: ” It’s such a warm space, it feels like you’re all friends”

The show has been extended till the end of May, so pop in and catch​​ an inspiring mix of paintings and photography. Here’s a sneak peak!​

​​Till next time,

Keep sharing the LOVE ! (We all need it)

Emel​

Solo Show Booked in!

Well I’ve payed the deposit, so it’s official! I’ve booked a solo show for November 2017 at Gallery 503 and am painting away with themes and exhibition titles bouncing around in my head. Titles are jockeying for position, but I think as I assemble a body of work, the final winner will become obvious.

 

I’m also involved in an exciting group show as part of the Inner West Council’s  studio trail in May. Add in a bathroom renovation, three kids, an aging mother and a trip to Indonesia for inspiration and I’d say I’ll be kept pretty busy for the next few months.

I’m still trying to organise a show in Melbourne for this year too, but logistics and the tyranny of distance are hampering progress. If anyone has any ideas of suitable galleries or knows anyone who may want to team up for an exhibition, I’d love to hear from you.

 

Getting Back To It

It’s always tricky juggling life and family commitments with the need to create. I find it hardest in the long Christmas school holidays. I love my kids to bits and really enjoy the more relaxed holiday mode, but by the end of six weeks of entertaining and endlessly feeding and cleaning I really miss painting!

By the time the holidays are done, I’m so out of my creative routine that it takes a concerted effort to get back into gear. There’s really no other way to do it other than just jump in and work. It doesn’t matter if what I’m creating is not my best work, it’s just important to get started, to get back into the flow and discipline of painting.

It’s stinking hot here in Sydney, (AGAIN) way too hot to be in the studio, so I’ve moved indoors with the aircon. Hallelujah!!!! 

Here’s what I’m working on at the moment.

Till Next Time,

Keep Sharing the LOVE !

(Lord knows the world needs it😜)

The Immanence Gallery is Complete

Merry Christmas to you all! I hope love and kindness have been gifted to you this year and that you continue to share these gifts with others in the New Year.

Christmas shenanigans and school holidays have conspired against me, but despite these distractions I have completed a gallery page for my recent exhiition “Immanence”

I am proud of these  beautiful paintings both for their success in exploring my theme of the existence of the divine in all things and also for the progress in my painting practice that they showcase.

Please click on the menu on my home page to select the Immanence Gallery page.

solitude

Solitude SOLD

Immanence Photos

I’m working on posting all of my paintings from  my latest exhibition “Immanence” in a new gallery on this website. I’m not done yet, so I thought I’d post a few pieces here on my blog. The show was a huge success in so many ways. There are some pieces still available and I’d be happy to provide prints too if you’re interested.

Apart from the themes I explored in this body of work, that I have already mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been working on developing the way I depict my faces. I’ve always been obsessed with eyes in particular and faces in general. I cant tell you how many times during my schooling I had teachers swoop down on me, tearing pages from my hands and accusing me of not listening! The funny thing was I always was listening and could tell them exactly what they had been waffling on about. Even in a work environment I would always draw during meetings and training sessions. Far from distracting me, it seemed to be the only way I could stay focused!

I’m really happy with the way my work is developing. I have no interest in depicting people or objects in a realistic style, but I did want to add more depth and texture to my work and on that front I think my work is coming along nicely.

gratitude

Gratitude By Emel Jurd 760mm x 760mm $1200

envelop

Envelop By Emel Jurd 300mm x 300mm SOLD

glow

Glow By Emel Jurd 300mm x 300mm SOLD

Till Next Time, (especially if I don’t post again before the Christmas holiday season)

Share The Love!

hindsight

Hindsight By Emel Jurd  410mm x 510mm SOLD

Exhibition Thank you.

  1. I have to post some pictures of the amazing people who support and encourage me. Thank you doesn’t even go close to expressing the gratitude I feel for all their kind words and love. I am honoured that so many have chosen my work to hang in their homes and hope that my paintings bring them years of joy and inspiration.

Immanence

img_4970An exhibition of my new work entitled “immanence” opens on the 19th of November at Gallery 503 from 6- 8 pm at 503 Balmain Rd Rozelle. The show is on till the 29th of November. Pop in and say hello.