Jocelyn Lewisham is a self-taught New Zealand artist living in the UAE for the last 6 years. Being a painter for as long as she can remember, Jocelyn attended a few painting holidays to broaden her horizons. Her inspiration comes from creating “something that makes someone feel happy”.
Jocelyn paints feelings, “The whole purpose of my art is to capture a feeling on canvas. Energy and Life. I use colour and texture in an attempt to create depth and the feeling of movement”. Her statements are evident in these images. The first, reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe imagery, is colourful and expressive. The brush strokes in the second image alludes to the movement of the dancer.
For Jocelyn, art and the whole creative process from inception to completion and sale, is a happy process. This “circle of creation brings about happiness on all the levels and connects people”. Her landscapes and cityscapes with local architecture brings together cultures from around the world.
The advice that Jocelyn gives to other artists is not to expect everyone to like what you’ve created. Tastes differ and people are drawn to different things. The success lies in the ability to diversify your own works, being inspired by the challenge.
Always the busy bee, Jocelyn enjoys gardening and sewing, but it is taking care of her family that remains her number one priority. Admitting to being very shy, her favourite slogan is “I love and approve of myself and I trust in the process of life”, which spurs her on to express her passions in her art. Constantly playing and experimenting with new ideas, Jocelyn is a regular at ARTE twice a month with a large array of paintings. She states “there is no better feeling than when someone wants something that you have created. Appreciate those who do choose to buy. You’ve touched someone’s life and made them happy”.
ARTE is twice a month in Times Square Center, once a month in Al Hamra Mall, RAK. Here are the dates! Remember, Christmas is right around the corner…start your shopping soon!