Jenefer Bell is creating Visual Art
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patrons
Hallo everyone! Welcome to my artwork... 
I am an arts practice-led researcher studying and creating print works and mixed media of 'Celtic' designs from ancient rock carvings and manuscripts, set against backgrounds of poured acrylic paints. The techniques used are contemporary forms based on very ancient knowledge. I am studying for a Doctor of Arts at The University of Sydney and so my practise is professional and academic as well as being aesthetic.

As an artist, I am not only interested in the finished piece, but also in allowing the art to lead the way, especially using pouring techniques that often resolve in surprising ways. I immerse myself in an environment or ecology (natural or human made) and see what wants to be expressed. I study a lot of the ancient mythologies and lore of my Celtic ancestors, so I feel that my artworks are not just pleasing to the eye but also technically 'correct'.

I would love to share this journey of discovery with other interested people and invite all those who have a love of precision art and scholarly curiosity to join me in being able to immerse ourselves in this beautiful art form. Your patronage will enable me to continue to research ancient Celtic art and ensure a steady supply of high quality prints and mixed media to share with you. 

I am very excited to embark on this journey with you all. 
Tiers
Circles
$10 or more per month
Regular patronage is the lifeblood of artists, paying for the vital basics of paints, inks, paper, coffee and wine! Thankyou so much for investing $10/month to support my research. As soon as I have built up basic supplies and can start producing editions, I pledge to provide at least 1 original, signed monotype print to Circle Patreons with an artist's statement. You will also receive my regular 'serious' blog on practice-led art research into each series that will be included in my Doctoral thesis and exhibition.
Triskele
$20 or more per month
Your patronage is one of the vital ingredients in the creative recipe as it enables me, as an artist, to explore the inner forces trying to find expression in an ever evolving world. Your financial gift allows me the precious element of TIME to think and feel into each art research project, ponder the ineffable and give a visual voice to truth through art. As a benefactor of the arts, your patronage makes you and I co-creators of beauty. Even if you don't have the time or skills yourself, you can be sure that our relationship is enabling the pursuit of original aesthetic knowledge.

Thank you for your regular gift that also allows me to purchase higher quality materials which elevates the quality of my art to professional archive standards. In addition to access to my serious academic art research on Insular Art and Celtic Culture (including recent publications), and popular blogs you will receive 1 signed, editioned print on a hand coloured acrylic background that is the result of my art research into the only art form indigenous to the 'Celts' of Great Britain.

Spirals
$50 or more per month
As a Spirals Patreon you can guarantee that your generosity in supporting my art research is directly contributing to in-depth research and development of techniques that will enhance the quality of my professional work through attending workshops, travelling to other research establishments and conferences to present my research and exhibit my work. In addition to the benefits of the above tiers, I pledge to provide you a signed editioned print (chosen from a range of designs), on a poured acrylic background in the colours of your choosing. 

Yes, a commissioned work! As a respected benefactor you can expect to receive written and visual research results and a signed copy of each of my series artworks as they emerge (worth at least $500 each) like the Spiral image (above) of a blind embossed and jigsaw linoprint on a hand poured acrylic background on archival grade paper (90x30cm).

Flower of Life
$100 or more per month
As a Flower of Life Patreon I will dedicate my Doctoral thesis to you, toast your beneficence daily, and produce 2 highly original limited edition hand coloured and gilded prints of the research results of my Doctoral portfolio. For, your generosity will enable me to train (amongst other skills) in the ancient art form of gilding (using precious metal leaf) and to be able to use gilding to enhance the lustre and depth of my prints.  

One aspect of my practice-led art research is the reinvigoration of ancient techniques and styles of Insular Art (the indigenous art of the British Isles), and the contemporization of the geometrical spirals, braids and other geometrical forms of my ancestral lands of Scotland and Ireland. In addition to privileged access to my art journals (10+ so far), research and resolved prints and artworks, you will be personally invited to my final exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts and have first access to publications and articles generated for conferences, workshops and classes.

Goals
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Achieving this financial goal as the first milestone means a complete change in my life and professional and academic career as an artist and doctoral candidate. It means that I can begin to focus more of my time and creative efforts to creating art, learning new skills, increasing the quality of my materials and producing art! I can upgrade paper and paints and ink quality to archival standards. I can afford to have my creations framed properly instead of fitting them into charity shop secondhand frames! This in turn means that I can begin to start planning small exhibitions and set up an online shop. 
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Hallo everyone! Welcome to my artwork... 
I am an arts practice-led researcher studying and creating print works and mixed media of 'Celtic' designs from ancient rock carvings and manuscripts, set against backgrounds of poured acrylic paints. The techniques used are contemporary forms based on very ancient knowledge. I am studying for a Doctor of Arts at The University of Sydney and so my practise is professional and academic as well as being aesthetic.

As an artist, I am not only interested in the finished piece, but also in allowing the art to lead the way, especially using pouring techniques that often resolve in surprising ways. I immerse myself in an environment or ecology (natural or human made) and see what wants to be expressed. I study a lot of the ancient mythologies and lore of my Celtic ancestors, so I feel that my artworks are not just pleasing to the eye but also technically 'correct'.

I would love to share this journey of discovery with other interested people and invite all those who have a love of precision art and scholarly curiosity to join me in being able to immerse ourselves in this beautiful art form. Your patronage will enable me to continue to research ancient Celtic art and ensure a steady supply of high quality prints and mixed media to share with you. 

I am very excited to embark on this journey with you all. 

Recent posts by Jenefer Bell

Tiers
Circles
$10 or more per month
Regular patronage is the lifeblood of artists, paying for the vital basics of paints, inks, paper, coffee and wine! Thankyou so much for investing $10/month to support my research. As soon as I have built up basic supplies and can start producing editions, I pledge to provide at least 1 original, signed monotype print to Circle Patreons with an artist's statement. You will also receive my regular 'serious' blog on practice-led art research into each series that will be included in my Doctoral thesis and exhibition.
Triskele
$20 or more per month
Your patronage is one of the vital ingredients in the creative recipe as it enables me, as an artist, to explore the inner forces trying to find expression in an ever evolving world. Your financial gift allows me the precious element of TIME to think and feel into each art research project, ponder the ineffable and give a visual voice to truth through art. As a benefactor of the arts, your patronage makes you and I co-creators of beauty. Even if you don't have the time or skills yourself, you can be sure that our relationship is enabling the pursuit of original aesthetic knowledge.

Thank you for your regular gift that also allows me to purchase higher quality materials which elevates the quality of my art to professional archive standards. In addition to access to my serious academic art research on Insular Art and Celtic Culture (including recent publications), and popular blogs you will receive 1 signed, editioned print on a hand coloured acrylic background that is the result of my art research into the only art form indigenous to the 'Celts' of Great Britain.

Spirals
$50 or more per month
As a Spirals Patreon you can guarantee that your generosity in supporting my art research is directly contributing to in-depth research and development of techniques that will enhance the quality of my professional work through attending workshops, travelling to other research establishments and conferences to present my research and exhibit my work. In addition to the benefits of the above tiers, I pledge to provide you a signed editioned print (chosen from a range of designs), on a poured acrylic background in the colours of your choosing. 

Yes, a commissioned work! As a respected benefactor you can expect to receive written and visual research results and a signed copy of each of my series artworks as they emerge (worth at least $500 each) like the Spiral image (above) of a blind embossed and jigsaw linoprint on a hand poured acrylic background on archival grade paper (90x30cm).

Flower of Life
$100 or more per month
As a Flower of Life Patreon I will dedicate my Doctoral thesis to you, toast your beneficence daily, and produce 2 highly original limited edition hand coloured and gilded prints of the research results of my Doctoral portfolio. For, your generosity will enable me to train (amongst other skills) in the ancient art form of gilding (using precious metal leaf) and to be able to use gilding to enhance the lustre and depth of my prints.  

One aspect of my practice-led art research is the reinvigoration of ancient techniques and styles of Insular Art (the indigenous art of the British Isles), and the contemporization of the geometrical spirals, braids and other geometrical forms of my ancestral lands of Scotland and Ireland. In addition to privileged access to my art journals (10+ so far), research and resolved prints and artworks, you will be personally invited to my final exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts and have first access to publications and articles generated for conferences, workshops and classes.