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.

AFRICAN work

144 Memories of Nannies Series Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

144 Memories of Nannies Series
Acrylic and carving into Board 90 x 120 cm
$50 ea

145 Memories of Nannies Series Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

145 Memories of Nannies Series
Acrylic and carving into Board 90 x 120 cm
$50 ea

146 Memories of Nannies Series Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

146 Memories of Nannies Series
Acrylic and carving into Board 90 x 120 cm
$50 ea

148 Memories of Nannies Series Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

146 Memories of Nannies Series
Acrylic and carving into Board 90 x 120 cm
$50 ea

The Essence of Memory Series 433 Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

433 The Essence of Memory Series
Print. 500 x 350mm
$35 ea

435 The Essence of Memory Series Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

435 The Essence of Memory Series
Print. 500 x 350mm
$35 ea

The Essence of Memory Series 441

441 The Essence of Memory Series
Print. 500 x 350mm
$35 ea

404 Walking the Veldt Series Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

404 Walking the Veldt Series
Monotype and silkscreen.
290 x 420mm
$30 ea

Ageism

Ageism series 350 Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

350 Ageism series
Acrylic on paper. 400 x 400 mm
$35 ea

Ageism series 353 Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

353 Ageism series
Acrylic on paper. 400 x 400 mm
$35 ea

Ageism series 355 Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

355 Ageism series
Acrylic on paper. 400 x 400 mm
$35 ea

Cutouts

694 Eco concern (2) Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

694 Eco concern (2)
Acrylic on paper. 410 x 370 mm
$40 each

862 Morning Glory Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

862 Morning Glory
Acrylic on paper. 370 x 740 mm
SOLD

905 Noxious in the Native Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

905 Noxious in the Native
Acrylic on paper. 370 x 740 mm
$85

419 Removal Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

419 Removal
Acrylic on paper. 370 x 380 mm
$40

493 Commercial Source Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

493 Commercial Source
Acrylic on paper. 370 x 380 mm
$40

494 Thrive of the Native Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

494 Thrive of the Native
Acrylic on paper. 370 x 380 mm
$40

502 Invasion of the noxious Jean Ballands Port Macquarie Artist

502 Invasion of the noxious
Acrylic on paper. 370 x 380 mm
$40

Ink Sketches

475 Palms
Ink on paper. 400 x 400 mm
SOLD

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481 Fronds in reflection
Ink on paper. 230 x 330 mm
SOLD

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483 Cunjevoi
Ink on paper. 400 x 400 mm
SOLD

485 Rainforest
Acrylic on paper. 400 x 400mm
SOLD

Landscapes

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665 Pollination
Acrylic on paper. 370 x 740mm.
$85

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666 The pollination in the Pond
Acrylic on paper. 370 x 740mm.
$85

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667 The  Morning
Acrylic on paper. 370 x 740mm.
$85

Erasure

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375 Rock 
Acrylic and charcoal on paper. 420 x 300 mm
$30

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380 Shell
Acrylic and charcoal on paper. 420 x 300 mm
$30

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382 Pebbles
Acrylic and charcoal on paper. 420 x 300 mm
$30

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383 Pods
Acrylic and charcoal on paper. 420 x 300 mm
$30

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385 Leaves
Acrylic and charcoal on paper. 420 x 300 mm
$30

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390 Contour
Acrylic and charcoal on paper. 420 x 300 mm
$30

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392 Contour 2
Acrylic and charcoal on paper. 420 x 300 mm
$30

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943 Workwear (1)
Acrylic and oil on board. 400 x 390 mm
$50

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944 Workwear (2)
Acrylic and oil on board. 400 x 390 mm
$50

Magnify

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443 Magnify (1) 
Acrylic on paper. 210 x 250 mm
$40

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444 Magnify (1) 
Acrylic on paper. 200 x 300 mm
$40

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445 Magnify (1) 
Acrylic on paper. 200 x 300 mm
$40

WORKWEAR

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929 Overalls
Monotype. 440 x 350 mm.
$40

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931 Place
Monotype. 440 x 350 mm.
$40

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932 Pocket Landscape
Monotype. 440 x 350 mm.
$40

Blue and Yellow

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445 Close and Far (1)
Acrylic on paper. 390 x 400 mm
$40

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446 Close and Far (2)
Acrylic on paper. 390 x 400 mm
$40

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447 Close and Far (3)
Acrylic on paper. 390 x 400 mm
$40

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448 Close and Far (4)
Acrylic on paper. 390 x 400 mm
$40

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511 Blue landscape
Acrylic on paper. 330 x 330 mm
$40

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512 Blue Close Up
Acrylic on paper. 330 x 330 mm
$40

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513 Blue Valley
Acrylic on paper. 330 x 330 mm
$40

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514 Yellow Place
Acrylic. on paper. 330 x 330 mm
$40

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515 Yellow Contours
Acrylic on paper. 330 x 330 mm
$40