Having grown up under the bright neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip in the 1970's and 1980's, I've developed a special appreciation for lush color and design, and for a hint of the absurd and humorous in my work. Las Vegas has always had a healthy dose of each. Escapism is also a theme I find myself drawn to, and, again, I can thank my upbringing in Las Vegas for that. More often than not, when I am contemplating a new painting, I am looking to explore images and subjects that make light of human foibles, express sentiment and nostalgia, or otherwise embrace elements of joy and beauty - things which take us out of the intensity and chaos of life for a moment, and allow us to decompress, to relax.
Jelaine Faunce (b. 1971) is a contemporary artist working in acrylics (formerly in oils). After graduating with a B.A. in Fine Art from University of Nevada at Las Vegas in 1996, Jelaine spent several years as a muralist before transitioning to works on canvas in 2003. Taking from the traditional training she received at university, Jelaine's initial focus was on directly representational Realism in the Still Life genre. It was in 2012 that she began her current focus - to experiment with story-telling in her work, with humorous, nostalgic, and imaginative themes dominating. At this time, she also began to experiment with combining artistic styles, such as realism mixed with illustration - a trend she presently continues.
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