Saturday, February 4, 2012

Saturday Snapshot ~ Jane Yelliott and her art

Here's my friend Jane Yelliott at the In-Town Gallery's "First Friday" event last night.  She's standing beside Koi (left) and Water Lilies (right), two of her ceramic tiles hanging in the Gallery.  Here are close-ups of those two tiles (click to enlarge the images).

Koi (ceramic tile)
Water Lilies (ceramic tile)
Jane is quoted online:
“Having the curiosity of a cat led me to explore many different mediums by studying with the very best of instructors.  Always with a passion for painting the living breathing human form, I delight in portraying the innocence of children as well as nudes.  Animals, particularly cats, are great subject matter.  I have enjoyed creating cloisonn√© jewelry and working with silver and gold, but at present I am concentrating on pastels, watercolor, and ceramic glazing on porcelain tiles.  Variety is the spice of life!”
Read more about Jane here.

In November, I posted this picture of Jane's cat Sheba, which hangs on the wall at her house.  Two or three years ago, Jane offered to paint my cat Kiki.  I have now commissioned her to do it.  Speaking of Kiki, I think you should feed her Caturday koi.

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18 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great art and great shots! Love that kind of creativity.

Thanks for sharing.

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Kaye said...

Your friend is very talented! Love the tiles.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Wow Bonnie, that art work is impressive -- loved it.

Trish said...

What lovely paintings! Koi ponds are just so peaceful and beautiful.

Christine Rains said...

She's a talented woman. I really like the koi paintings.

Kay said...

These are really lovely. So unusual. Thanks for sharing them!

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

You have a very talented friend!

storygal said...

Jane's art has a classy look. On ceramic tiles? Hmm!

Lisa said...

Those tiles are lovely! We have some First Friday type events where people get to display their work - always so much fun.

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bermudaonion said...

I love her art!

Paulita said...

I hear painting water lilies can be very lucrative! I love the color in her paintings. Here's Mine

Helen's Book Blog said...

Love those tiles. What a wonderful thing to have an artistic talent!

Alyce said...

Her art makes it look like it would be so easy (and I know that's not the case). :) Those tiles are lovely! I hope you share a photo of your cat picture when it's finished!

Nise' said...

Those are beautiful tiles.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Beautiful!!

Leslie said...

How nice to have a friend who does pet portraits. I'd like to see a photo of that when it's finished, too.

Louise said...

How wonderful to have a clever, artist friend. I wish I had some ability, but sadly have none.

Marie said...

I love those ceramic tiles! They are beautiful. Great find.