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Jocelyn Elizabeth (Velush)

Artist CV

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BIOGRAPHY

Jocelyn is a painter, photographer and surface pattern designer for color lovers. Her goal is to help you see as much beauty in the world as she does with vibrant and expressive mixed-media artwork that will transform your space, energy and life! Her abstract, seascape and floral art is inspired by time spent living in Coastal New England and Southern California. It is important to her that her work is aligned to a greater good and she is making a difference in the world around her. She works to keep her studio free of animal products and be environmentally conscious, with a percentage of sales going towards charitable organizations that support causes that are most meaningful to her.  Her formal education is in business and french, and she is a mom to an almost 5 year old. You can find out more about her and her work on her website, www.jocelynelizabeth.com.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

I seek out small moments of beauty that make me feel alive - The giddy feeling that comes from chasing a sunset or staring up at wispy clouds against a starry night sky; the glitter of raindrops on a delicate flower petal; colors changing with the seasons; the wonder of childhood and the complexity of getting to know myself. I approach my art intuitively, immersing myself in the moment and the emotions I want to convey. When a paintbrush or camera is in my hand, I lose all track of time. Each offers me something different. When painting, I can't help but let the energy pour out of me. I apply layers of saturated acrylic paint, building up texture and allowing the painting to take on a life of its own. My camera helps me slow down and find a new perspective. It's taught me to always look for the light and find beauty in everything from the smallest details to the most majestic landscapes. 

 

AWARDS 

  • “Best of Abstract - Doris Koch Award” in The National Juried Group Show, Cape Cod Art Center, Barnstable, Massachusetts; Jurors Karen Blackwood, Marc Kundman and David Mullen 

  • “Best of Show” in Day and Night Juried Group Show, Cape Cod Art Center, Barnstable, Massachusetts; Juror Amy Sanders

 

RESIDENCIES

2024 (Upcoming)

  • Chateau d’Orquevaux, France

JURIED EXHIBITIONS 

2023

  • “Dance with Orange” presented by University of Rhode Island - Providence, in partnership with the National Association of Women Artists- MA Chapter; Providence, Rhode Island 

  • “The National”; Cape Cod Art Center, Barnstable, Massachusetts; Jurors Karen Blackwood, Marc Kundman and David Mullen

  • “Day and Night”, Cape Cod Art Center, Barnstable, Massachusetts; Juror Amy Sanders

  • (Upcoming) National Association of Women Artists New Member Show, New York, NY

2022 

  • Alchemy and Art, “The Big Small Art Show”; Amesbury, Massachusetts

  • Galatea Fine Art, “New England Collective XII”; Boston, Massachusetts; Juror Leah Triplett Harrington 

  • North Shore Arts, “Exhibit New England”; Gloucester, Massachusetts; Jurors Leon Doucette and Susan Abbott 

  • Peabody Institute Library, South Branch Solo Exhibition; Peabody, Massachusetts

  • Photography Center of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Art Center, “Light and Shadow”, Juror Mark Bowie; Online

 

PUBLIC ART & MURALS

2024 (Upcoming)

  • We Share One Sky, Newburyport Art Association Murals Project

2023 

  • Cow Parade New England presented by Herb Chambers to benefit The Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

2022

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  • Public Art Installation commissioned by the Town of Wellesley, Wellesley, Massachusetts

 

JURIED ART FAIRS

  • Boston Women’s Market at Faneuil Hall, December 2023 (upcoming)

  • Harwich Cranberry Fest, September 2023

  • Arlington Open Studios, November 2022

  • Harwich Cranberry Fest, September 2022

 

PUBLICATIONS 

  • Humana Obscura, “Watching You Go” original poetry and “Winter in the Wind” photograph, Issue 7, Fall/Winter 2023

  • All She Makes, Issue 7, August 2023

  • In Her Space Journal, “By Surprise” and “Through the Haze” original poetry, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2023

  • “Why It Works”, Click Magazine Summer 2022 

  • “Local intuitive artist exhibition at Peabody Institute Library”, Peabody Weekly News, Vol 60. No 72 May 2022 

  • “The Traveling Lensbaby Project with Jocelyn Velush”, Hello Storyteller Online Blog, March 2022 

  • “Chasing Magic: A Celebration of Women Nature Photographers”, Women Capture Magic, 2021 

 

AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS 

  • Cape Cod Art Center, Juried Fine Artist Member

  • National Association of Women Artists, National and Massachusetts Chapters

  • Cambridge Art Association, Associate Artist Member

  • Click Pro Elite Photographer

  • Hello Artist with Hello Storyteller Photography

  • minted.com Direct from Artist Program

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