Jessie’s work needs no introduction.  You will certainly know just why I love about this Australian talent. 

Jessie Breakwell

Melbourne, Australia

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What is your training?

I was almost born with a paint brush in my hand. my mother was an interior decorator and was a huge inspiration for me. I did Fine Arts at Royal Melbourne RMIT and majored in painting.

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What inspires you and your designs?

colour, design, movement, and my travels. I love pattern and textures, but bret whitely was my first true love.

 

 

What is your favorite piece? 

So hard to pick as i go through a lot of different stages but i do love my latest elephant work

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How has the your area influenced your work?

I have traveled the world and lived in many different countries so i am inspired by not just my own city. But melbourne is a hugely creative and Innovative city.

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What is your favorite restaurant in (your city)?

There are too many to choose but if i had to say one that i keep going back to that would be the stoke house up stairs in St Kilda.

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I Have had many a memorable lunch or dinner there and it has with stood the test of time. Its a great place to celebrate.

 

What is your favorite cocktail?

Can’t go past a Mojito

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How do you balance personal life and work?

 

I dont! its the impossible dream, i have about 20 clients at the moment snapping at my heals for their works before christmas.

 

Dream trip?

I dont really have a dream trip as i always make it a reality. I tend to act on impulse and just pick up and go. I just got back from a 2 week stint in NYC for my friend 40th which was amazing.

 

 

Dream commission?

I Actually have an amazing one at the moment which i picked up in NYC from a man that i met at the Bowery hotel where i was staying. He has commissioned an enormous painting for his beach house in the hamptons.

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Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

Often give a little water colour.

 

Who is your style icon?

Chloe Sevigny

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Your favorite up and coming artist?

Miranda Skoczec

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What is your most treasured possession?

My daughter

 

What are you reading?

I am reading about 10 books ranging from,

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JM coetzee Diary of a bad year to

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catching fire from the hunger games. I struggle to stay wake 🙂

 

 

What are you listening to?

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Love a bit of M83

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Here are a few of my many favorites. Be sure to peruse her whole website gallery….so much color and beauty to see…

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Do you think i NEED one of the elephants in my life?  I know i do.
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3 Responses to Artist Spotlight Series: Jessie Breakwell
  1. you need an elephant and i need the last one. zebras, giraffes, a frenchie. what more could you want?

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