My name is Avril E Jean, I live in Melbourne, Australia, in a purple 1950s weatherboard house. I paint in oils or water colours, depending on where whim takes me. Sometimes, instead, I make sock monkeys, or tables. I also write.
In my art, I take everyday images and produce something that I find interesting. I subvert normal events and thing and often there are monsters and dinosaurs in the output. People are fine, interpreting people as monster blobs is way more interesting. I’m working on being the best landscape artist I can be, in specific, the Australian Landscape, which is magnificent.
I have dreadful eyesight, a collection of 1940s hats, almost every Star Trek Next Gen action figure, and also a small army of cats like to hang with me while I work.
For a crust I work as a Senior Test Analyst – testing superannuation software is actually way more interesting than it sounds but no where as interesting as Art. I am working on doing less of that and more of the art in the future. I am working hard with my artwork to get better all the time. It’s kind of fun.
Sometimes when the mood takes me I take my small, horrid, JustinBieberDoll out for a walk and we get a new post for his website, which he allows me to maintain.
Want to know more? I tend to talk about more than art on this blog.
Visit my redbubble site here to check out a pretty good selection of my artwork – everything is available in prints or cards: Redbubble. (No one goes there).
And feel free to like me on facebook: Avril E Jean, Artist