Melbourne based artist Jessie Breakwell has been following her passion for the past 6 years and has self managed her creativity to become globally recognized for her quirky, abstract and off beat style of paintings depicting zebras, elephants, tropical birds and much much more.
Jessie’s work is offbeat, quirky and full of wonder. Strongly influenced by the enigmatic Brett Whiteley and French Fauvist artist Henri Matisse, Jessie’s vibrant paintings evoke a sense of enchantment and fun providing light relief and a satisfying diversion from inescapable reality.
“I don’t like to take life too seriously,” Jessie says. “I’m not into realism, there’s enough drama going on in the world at the moment so I prefer to take a lighter look at life. ”
Her unique watercolours display incredibly intricate detail, with colours that compliment each other perfectly.
Jessie has studied fine art and painting at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and held successful exhibitions at Picasso Gallery in London, the posh Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and sell-out openings in Melbourne. She has owned her own interactive gallery in Melbourne’s stylish High Street and enjoyed an eye-opening stint as art tutor to the wildly wild Ozzy Osbourne children.