Jessica Bleasby Artist


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Cheltenham-based artist Jessica Bleasby creates contemporary art, either on an original, print or custom commission basis.

Her Colour Bean and Rainbow series are guaranteed to brighten any room and are the perfect gift. Available framed or unframed, from £45 signed.

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Colour beans
My colour bean paintings are incredibly therapeutic to make. There is something satisfying about making a seemingly small and insignificant mark add up to something much larger and more beautiful. I like to think of each mark as an individual amongst the masses. I liken the marks to people and the population.

They are about isolating one aspect of the painting process (mixing colours) and creating a system that allows me to simply explore as many colour variations and relationships as I can. I’m painting rows of individually mixed coloured brush marks to fill a white page. The process is very simple yet the possibilities are endless. There are so many colours and tonal variations and when mixing spontaneously no one artwork or row will ever be the same.

The other variation will be the relationship between each mark. There might be a row of soft pastels or a black next to a nearly white. There may be a group that appear to have more greens and blues. When studying a piece you will be able to see these relationships appear, a bit like a word appearing in a cross word.

When I look back at these paintings I feel like I’m looking at something new. Because I’ve worked on them at quite an automatic level. It’s easy to reach a flow state. Because I’m working very instinctively.