Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Oil Paintings Created Using Vintage Stuff

Australian mixed media artist Jessica Watts gained degree in Bachelor of Design with first class honors and the University Medal, at the University of Technology Sydney in 1991. She is known for creating oil and collage paintings using bingo cards, the fortunes from cookies, antique games and many more vintage stuff. 

For her ongoing series “A Bevy of Beauties”, she shares "I began by using vintage bingo cards behind my backyard birds as a tongue-in-cheek nod to the "old birds" playing bingo in the local community hall of a Wednesday. As the series expands the birds have become unlikely portraits of ourselves."

Besides being a founding member of the artists' cooperative Artspot Inc. Jessica exhibits regularly in Sydney, Australia. Her work can be found in numerous private collections across the world including Munich, New York, Auckland, London, Montreal, Sao Paolo, Sydney and Melbourne.