Jean works with acrylic paints whose material properties lend to similar environmental cycles, patterns, washes, and highlights found in nature.  Her creative process relies initially on observations translated through manipulation of paint, to give an overall sense the everyday walking through nature. At times motifs of her memories of walking with her African nannies, within the Australian native landscape, portrays a meeting of two cultures past and present.

How we use, destroy, and nurture the natural environment, is displayed through the semi-abstract.  Via erasure and layering of glazes with opaques a possible visual explanation aims to move the viewer from the negative to a more thought provoking positive co-existence with nature.

Collage

Collage by Jean Ballands, 2018. Untitled1. Acrylic paint on paper. 45cm x 35cm.

Untitled 1
Acrylic paint on paper. 45cm x 35cm.

Collage by Jean Ballands, 2018. Untitled 2. Acrylic paint on paper. 45 cm x 30 cm.

Untitled 2
Acrylic paint on paper. 45cm x 35cm.

Collage by Jean Ballands, 2018. Untitled1. Acrylic paint on paper. 45cm x 35cm.

Untitled 3
Acrylic paint on paper. 45cm x 35cm.

Fish Disappearing. Mix media on paper. 40 cm x 40 cm.

Fish Disappearing
Mix media on paper. 40 cm x  40 cm.

Collage by Jean Ballands, 2018. Fish jumping 1. Acrylic paint and paper on paper. 40 cm x 40 cm.

Fish Jumping 1
Mix media on paper. 40 cm x  40 cm.

Collage by Jean Ballands, 2018. Front and Back3. Acrylic paint and paper. 45 cm x 30 cm.

Front and Back
Acrylic paint and paper. 35 cm x 40 cm.

Collage by Jean Ballands, 2018. Front and Back 2 Acrylic paint and paper. 35 cm x 40 cm.

Front and Back 2
Acrylic paint and paper. 35 cm x 40 cm.

Collage by Jean Ballands

Front and Back 3
Acrylic paint and paper. 35 cm x 40 cm.

Installation

Jean Ballands. 2018. Native v Exotic. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Native v Exotic
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Native v Exotic 1. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Native v Exotic 1
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Native v Exotic 2. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Native v Exotic 2
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Installation by Jean Ballands, 2018. Transition from growth to death of the Lantana. Spray paint and acrylic paint on paper. 120 x 150 cm.

Transition from growth to death of the Lantana
Spray paint and acrylic paint on paper. 120 x 150 cm.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Dying. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Dying
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Black and White Installation Jean Ballands

Black and White Installation

Exotics within the Rainforest. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Native v Exotic 3
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Exotics Entangled 2. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Exotics Entangled 2
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Mixed Media

Mixed Media by Jean Ballands, 2018. Reflections. Mixed media on paper. 25 cm x 35 cm.

Reflections
Mixed media on paper. 25 cm x 35 cm.

Mixed Media by Jean Ballands, 2018. Reflections2. Mixed media on paper. 25 cm x 35 cm.

Reflections 2
Mixed media on paper. 25 cm x 35 cm.

Mixed Media by Jean Ballands, 2018. Reflections. Mixed media on paper. 25 cm x 35 cm.

Reflections 3
Mixed media on paper. 25 cm x 35 cm.

Mixed Media by Jean Ballands, 2018. Reflections4. Mixed media on paper. 25 cm x 35 cm

Reflections 4
Mixed media on paper. 25 cm x 35 cm

Mixed Media by Jean Ballands, 2018. Reflections4. Mixed media on paper. 25 cm x 35 cm

African Nannies
Mix Media. 45 cm x 35 cm.

Mixed Media by Jean Ballands, 2018. Reflections4. Mixed media on paper. 25 cm x 35 cm

African Nannies 2
Mix Media. 45 cm x 35 cm.

Mixed Media by Jean Ballands, 2018. African Nannies3. Mix Media. 45 cm x 35 cm.

African Nannies 3 
Mix Media. 45 cm x 35 cm.

Painting

Jean Ballands. 2018. Leaves 4. Acrylic paint on paper. 40 cm x 40 cm

Leaves 4
Acrylic paint on paper. 40 cm x 40 cm

Jean Ballands. 2018. From one to another. Acrylic paint on paper. 40 cm x 70 cm.

From one to another
Acrylic paint on paper. 40 cm x 70 cm.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Transition 3. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Transition 3
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Transition 4. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Transition 4
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Transition 5. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Transition 5
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Transition 6. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Transition 6
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Behind the Scenes. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Behind the Scenes
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Front of the Scenes. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Front of the Scenes
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Jean Ballands. 2018. Beautiful Weeds. Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

Beautiful Weeds
Acrylic paint and spray paint on paper. Dimensions variable.

leaf-1 Jean Ballands

Leaf 1
Acrylic. 40 x 40 cm.

leaf-2 Jean Ballands

Leaf 2
Acrylic. 40 x 40 cm.

leaf-3 Jean Ballands

Leaf 3
Acrylic. 40 x 40 cm.

leaf-4 Jean Ballands

Leaf 4
Acrylic. 40 x 40 cm.

Dachshund Portrait
Acrylic on canvas. 50 x 50 cm

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Dachshund Portrait
Acrylic on canvas. 50 x 50 cm

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Dachshund Portrait
Acrylic on canvas. 50 x 50 cm

kooloonbung-1 Jean Ballands

Kooloonbung 1
Acrylic. 120 x170 cm.

kooloonbung-2 Jean Ballands

Kooloonbung 2
Acrylic. 120 x170 cm.

kooloonbung-3 Jean Ballands

Kooloonbung 3
Acrylic. 120 x170 cm.

Printmaking

Jean Ballands. 2018. Dinah. Linocut and hand painted. Edition of 15. 15 cm x 25 cm.

Dinah
Linocut and hand painted.  Edition of 15. 15 cm x 25 cm.

Print by Jean Ballands, 2018. Recycled. Monoprint. 25 cm x 30 cm.

Recycled
Monoprint. 25 cm x 30 cm.

Print by Jean Ballands, 2018. Recycled 2. Monoprint. 25 m x 30 cm.

Workwear 1
Monoprint. 25 m x 30 cm.

Print by Jean Ballands, 2018. Recycled 3. Monoprint. 25 cm x 30 cm.

Workwear 2
Monoprint.  25 cm x 30 cm.

Print by Jean Ballands, 2018. Recycled3. Monoprint. 35 cm x 20 cm.

Recycled 3
Monoprint. 35 cm x 20 cm.