A little break won't break you Jeanne-Marie Persaud

A little break won’t break you

We live in a world of constant stimulation. A world that values productivity and profit above all else. We are bombarded by the media and have subliminal messages of advertising trickling into our lives daily. We talk about how busy we are, how there is never enough time in a day to get through...

Abstract inspiration Jeanne-Marie Persaud

Abstract art inspiration

I take a lot of photos as I observe my surroundings be it on walks in the countryside, seaside or casually wandering around town.   Textures, shapes and line interest me and I am also very observant of shadow and light. I cannot walk past an image or pattern cast by hard light without...

Working in a series

Working in a Series

Working in a series is the best way that allows me to go deep into my practice whilst giving me freedom to try new ideas at the same time.   It may appear that I am hopping aimlessly from one painting to the next but during the whole process I am gaining momentum and solidifying...

An inner journey

An inward journey to the outer world

I start my paintings by decluttering my mind of any thoughts that are taking up space and steering me away from the present moment.  On my substrate I write words and sometimes full sentences describing my feelings in order to let go of the mental chatter. It all gets written with water soluble graphite,...

Different style same inspiration

Different style, same inspiration

Growing up in Trinidad I would marvel at the colonial style buildings built in the 1900s which were known as the “Magnificent Seven”.  These building were dotted around our biggest hang out park in the capital of Port of Spain, called the Savannah.  Though these large mansions had European charm it was the old...

From snow to studio

From snow to studio

Storm Arwen made its presence felt last weekend and what a delight she was! Having been raised in the Caribbean witnessing snow meant holidaying abroad. Since moving to the UK I’ve only experienced snow on a couple of occasions so you can imagine my excitement when I woke up on Sunday morning to a white...

A travelled painting

A travelled painting

One of my paintings was born in Australia, travelled to the UK and relocated with me as I lived in 3 counties on the east coast of England. It then lived in storage for a few months, was exhibited once, had many suitors over the years and was recently sold. The life of a...

Studio near the sea

On the move!

One thing I’ve learnt over the years is to not allow fear to stop me from the excitement of new adventures. One day my partner saw an ad for a “dream job” which meant that we would be saying goodbye to Norfolk where we were comfortably settled for over three years.  As a lover...

Surf life saving club donation

Supporting North Norfolk Surf Lifesaving Club

I’ve donated a recent piece of work called ‘Emerge and Resolve’ to help raise funds for our local Surf Lifesaving Club. The club does some amazing work and gives local children and young adults access to surf lifesaving skills and also work closely with the RNLI to train most of our beach lifeguards. The...

Framed Artwork Cards

Tiny Tales

Mounted on greeting cards these small original pieces of artwork are painted with acrylic and mixed media. These cards can also be placed in a standard square frame with an opening of 15cm. This means you can choose to display it after it’s time on the mantlepiece!Treat yourself to an original painting or gift...