People often ask me “how do you know what to buy for Jumbled?”, but really it is so simple... I just stock exactly what I want in my own home and I cross my fingers that there is someone out there that feels the same as I do. The art of Jessie Breakwell is one of those MUST HAVE dream pieces that I would LOVE in my own home.
I first saw one Jessie’s Zebra artworks in the background of a Pooccio photo shoot and instantly fell in love. After much searching and then a little bit of stalking, Jessie has allowed Jumbled to stock some of her artworks. This has been a long time in the making, so I am just so pumped that the day is here and I can share our new artworks and more about Jessie with you all.
Jessie’s work is offbeat, quirky and full of wonder. She is strongly influenced by Brett Whiteley and French Fauvist artist Henri Matiss. Jessie’s paintings are vibrant and fun. “I don’t like to take life too seriously,” Jessie says. “I’m not into realism, there’s enough drama going on in the world at the moment so I prefer to take a lighter look at life. ” And that she does!
Jessie has studied fine art and painting at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and held successful exhibitions at Picasso Gallery in London, the posh Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and sell-out openings in Melbourne. She has owned her own interactive gallery in Melbourne’s stylish High Street and enjoyed an eye-opening stint as art tutor to the wildly wild Ozzy Osbourne children.
Quick Questions with JESSIE BREAKWELL
Describe your perfect day?
Waking up to my gorgeous daughter Olive, opening the curtains to see the sun shining then heading to my favourite café for breakfast and a coffee. After breakfast I’ll head into the studio for a day of painting then in the evening catching up with friends for dinner and a few wines.
Fave colour combo
Acid yellow & turquoise.
What inspires your work
All of the animals I paint are based on real people from my life and as such they all have their own personality.
You just got back from a big European holiday...fave place?
I’ve been lucky enough to do a lot of travelling and there ar e far too many to choose from but to name a few; South America (especially Rio) the Amalfi Coast, India and St Petersburg (Russia).
How would you describe your style in your home?
Very eclectic, colourful and welcoming.
What's on your wish list for your home?
One of Jumbled’s lovely sideboards!
Welcome Jessie to the Jumbled gang! We just couldn’t be happier