“Colour is an important element in my art and the feeling and mood that different hues and shades can convey and create.” – Jalaun Schultz
I am a self taught artist that reside in Somerset West. Some of my earliest memories is of me drawing – to create has always been an overwhelming passion. Life however took me on a few detours before I was finally able to get to that desired place. After obtaining a qualification in law and spending years working – I eventually took time off to breathe and focus on creativity. I am loving the fact that there is always something new in life, a fresh way to look and experience what is around us and our ability to evolve and learn. Painting for me is sheer joy – a need to express and interpret the astounding beauty that often surrounds us, frequently in the small and mundane things. The incredible detail in creation never ceases to amaze me and to interpret but a fraction of that on a canvas is awe inspiring.
My painting style frequently leans towards realism with a nod towards abstraction, to incorporate an element of the uncontrolled, the unexpected – even if its just in the background of a particular artwork. To find the perfect balance between realism and abstraction is a process that fascinates me – a journey not just to paint what I see but also what I feel. I am inspired by artists who have perfected balancing these opposite ends of the scale.
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More of Jalaun’s work in previous exhibitions at Bright Street Gallery: