Jacquelyn Stephens

Jacquelyn Stephens is a Melbourne based artist who has been creating art before and since completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1996. Her paintings explore the life forces and colour energies inherent in all things microscopic, sub-atomic and aquatic.

The key themes in Jacquelyn’s work have been informed from her interest in science, nature and the world of medicine including her studies in Nursing.

Not only do her paintings resemble these minuscule worlds, they are also made by a process that uses the forces of nature and random mathematics in their creation. The compositions sometimes grow organically using paint, earth, air, water and fire to create their ovoid and cellular forms.

“I am very interested in making paintings with their own life-force, that breathe with an intense uplifting energy for those viewing them. Although the images allude to real things in the natural world, like growing cells and pulsating atoms, these suggestions exist to act more as memory triggers for connections that reference our place in the fragile natural world. Your imagination allows you to see all sorts of amazing things.” - Jacquelyn Stephens

You can read more about Jacquelyn's work and her process in our Meet The Artist Series on the Blog.