Jeni Bate - Skyscapes for the Soul

    Fragments
#1201. "Fragments" mixed media on panel, 30x24", $1,500.
The following poem is painted into the painting.
Fragments.
Delicacy of light,
fragmented shadows and rainbows,
a heart breaking with longing
to travel atop clouds
to the source of passion,
to behold the whisper of peace,
scattering tears
into the void.

"I paint the skies with peace and passion, because that's the way they paint me."

The aim with my artwork is to create joy in a world of stress. My emphasis is on the sky and the beauty that it can create at the edges of the day. Most people will enjoy a beautiful sunset, and those that rise early enough, a beautiful dawn. Whatever else is going on, we can all stop and look at the sunset for a few seconds, and think, "Wow, that is beautiful"; it is innate in us to feel this way.
These moments can take you away from that day you had, or need to face and into a calmer feeling. My work captures such moments and feelings, and bring them onto the canvas to be enjoyed for years.
Many viewers express a feeling of peace on viewing my skies, which tells me that I have succeeded in capturing the antidote to the stress of 21st century life. The sky is an artwork available to every sighted person on the planet, and appreciation of my views transcend age and culture.
I am happy to provide skyscapes for all kinds of spaces - residential, public and corporate. Images can be reproduced on a number of different surfaces - canvas, paper, tile, metal, glass - depending on the size and installation requirements.

Current and next few shows:

Apr 23-?: Gallery Representation, Jerry's Art Gallery, Idyllwild, CA
May 6-Oct 16: Summer Sale, Borrego Art Institute, Borrego Springs, CA
May 13- June 22nd: Solo show, Bonta target="_blank", Cathedral City, CA. Reception TBA.
Jun 4-5: ArtWalk, Thousand Oaks, CA ArtWalk'16
Jun 8th 10am-1pm "A la Card" Greeting card making fun workshop at sm'ART Studio, La Quinta, CA. sm'Art Studio $25 for 3 cards and $3 each for materials for any additional cards you want to make. Contact Alana at (760) 902 7985 by June 6th to book.
Jun 8th 2-5pm "Oh, paint this!" Paint and Wine evening at sm'ART Studio, La Quinta, CA. sm'Art Studio $50 includes all materials and snacks. Contact Alana at (760) 902 7985 by June 6th to book.
Jun 11-12: Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival. Hermosa Beach, CA Hermosa Beach (subject to confirmation)
Jun 16th 6-9pm "Paint the night" Paint and Wine evening at Vanguard Gallery, Moreno Valley, CA. Vanguard Gallery$40 includes all materials. Contact Rick at (562) 556-5178 by June 14th to book.
Jun 18: Idyllwild Art in the Park, I will be outside Jerry's Art Gallery, Idyllwild, CA

Signed books available through Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ
Books available through Vanguard Art Gallery, Moreno Valley, CA
Small works (acrylic, oil and refractured watercolor, books, original cards) available through sm'ART Studio, La Quinta, CA. sm'Art Studio
Signed books available through Borrego Art Institute
Cards and prints of some works available through Fine Art America.
By Appointment at my Studio in Salton City.