Get to the Pointillism! at May Raechelle Art Gallery, Millthorpe
Jowellyn Neville from Spring Hill, NSW is a very talented, focused and patient woman. Jowellyn has exhibited at May Raechelle Art Gallery previously and her detailed works have been very much admired. Now she’s turning her hand to an even more time consuming and detailed art form – Pointillism.
Pioneered by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in Paris in the mid 1880s as a reaction to impressionism’s freedom of expression, Pointillism demands a more scientific approach to art.
Perhaps Jowellyn can explain it best. “My focus for this exhibition is Pointillism. Dots. Many, many dots,” she says, “It seems to be the direction my art has taken over the last few months and I love it!”
Pointillism is a complex and detailed art form which requires much patience and concentration. Each piece is made up of intricate and repetitive actions, giving this style a meditative quality.
“In 2015 I was injured in a horse accident leaving me with significant brain trauma. It took almost 12 months to recover my hand control enough to continue my drawing, the tremors can still be an issue depending on the day.”
From there it has grown into a significant and integral part of her life. “When I first started drawing, I did not realise I had any talent whatsoever, it comes as quite a shock when people acknowledge my ability.”
“My inspiration comes from many places including the natural patterns and textures found in the local environment and my love of animals.” And this is evident in many of the pieces she has produced.
Get to the Pointillism! exhibition by Jowellyn Neville will be on display at May Raechelle Art Gallery in Millthorpe from Thursday 5 September to Sunday 27 October 2019.