Enlightenment – Elevator Speech #art #abstractpainting #arts #enlightenment

I was at a party this weekend. My slightly beer-addled brain was unable to encapsulate exactly what it is I am doing with my art (add to that jammed circuits because my ex was present). Never mind describe the actual paintings (always very difficult). So when I got home, I  thought, I need to summarize this. Not just for my fellow humans, but for me. So here’s what I came up with that seemed to encompass 20+ years of painting and the evolution across a multitude of styles (see below):

Jill Joy - Intertwined - oil on canvas - 30x60 - 2014

Jill Joy – Intertwined – oil on canvas – 30×60 – 2014

“My work is essentially about enlightenment: Transcending individual thoughts, emotions and experiences towards identification with something beyond the self that is universal and all encompassing. My art seeks to understand our place in the universe, the transience of life and the existence of a broader vibrational field of love that encompasses us all.”

Jill Joy - Growth - oil on canvas - 60x48

Jill Joy – Growth – oil on canvas – 60×48

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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