Piece description from the artist
Jangala is a sanscrit word meaning uncultivated land, and is the origins of the English word Jungle. This artwork pays tribute to one of my art influences, Henri Rousseau.
Lynnette Shelley is an award-winning Pennsylvania artist specializing in contemporary, mixed media animal paintings. Having a great love of wildlife, patterns, and archetypes, Shelley fuses these influences into her unique artworks. Her paintings strike a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her highly detailed and complex compositions are created using a sophisticated process developed from a buildup of multiple layers incorporating techniques in both drawing and painting – from crosshatching to dry brushing to ink wash and freehand drawing.
Originally from Delaware, Shelley lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania, and maintains a private studio in Norristown.