Growth – New Work

This is a painting I completed recently. Again, part of my expanding Consciousness Series. What especially pleases me about this painting, aside from the intense sense of bursting and movement it captures, is that is seems to be the first painting where my two styles, Consciousness and Energy, intersect.

Jill Joy - Growth - oil on canvas - 60x48" -2013 - $1,950 USD

Jill Joy – Growth – oil on canvas – 60×48″ -2013 – $1,950 USD

As though my emotional and spiritual lives are getting closer to merging. See below an example of Energy and one of Consciousness. It occurs to me that this could be what enlightenment is, when there is no separation between the calling or knowing of the soul and one’s emotions.

Jill Joy - Aftermath - oil on canvas - 48x60" - 2012 - $1,950 USD

Jill Joy – Aftermath – oil on canvas – 48×60″ – 2012 – $1,950 USD

Jill Joy - Two Worlds Collide - oil on canvas - 72x48" - 2011 - $1,950 USD

Jill Joy – Two Worlds Collide – oil on canvas – 72×48″ – 2011 – $1,950 USD

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Twilight

Jill Joy - Twilight - oil on canvas - 30x30" - 2013 - $650 USD

Jill Joy – Twilight – oil on canvas – 30×30″ – 2013 – $650 USD

One of the new paintings I’ve completed recently. For more new work go to Consciousness

New Work – Gathering Storm

Jill Joy - Gathering Storm - oil on canvas - 48x60" $1750 USD

Jill Joy – Gathering Storm – oil on canvas – 48×60″ $1950 USD

I finished this large piece this week. It’s oil on canvas from my Consciousness series. I’ve noticed that while these paintings are calmer than those from my Energy series I am still brimming with emotion as I approach the canvas. It just seems when this is the type of work I produce, I have a better perspective on what I am feeling and my place in the universe as opposed to feeling like I am one singular struggling soul.

Energy & Consciousness

The best works of art express the complexity of the human condition with an eye to transcendence. I work in two distinct styles which represent the dual aspect of the human condition.

My Energy Series is about the personal, individual struggle of dealing with loss, change and aspiration. Emotions are energy which must be allowed to move in order for us to transcend them. These paintings are intense, active and filled with a sense of that energy in motion.

Jill Joy - Dissolution - oil on canvas - 60x72" - $2,600 USD

Jill Joy – Dissolution – oil on canvas – 60×72″ – $2,600 USD

My Consciousness Series is about the end state or our “true” state – the sense of peace and place that comes when we are aligned with who we truly are, often after traversing a traumatic or difficult time and coming out on the other side. These paintings are about universal consciousness, and the individual’s place in that consciousness.

Jill Joy - Grey Skies - oil on canvas - 48x60" $1,750

Jill Joy – Grey Skies – oil on canvas – 48×60″ $1,750

There is an ongoing interplay in my life of clearing emotional energy to achieve a more profound and peaceful state of consciousness. As a result, I find myself alternating between these two forms of expression. I find myself wondering and perhaps expecting that at some point they will intersect.