Custom, hand-painted portraits and other original fine art by Jeanelle Demers.
They are our best friends, and they lead such joyous, playful lives. We can learn so much from our dogs. Honor yours with an original portrait.
Loveable, squeezable, and sometimes they think they are people. Immortalize your favorite felines with a custom portrait. Makes a beautiful surprise gift.
Pets with their Humans
Who owns who, anyway?
Capture your favorite moment with your furry loved one.
They grow so fast...don't blink! Cherish the moments, and I will capture them with paint.
Your whole family tree could be a work of art, passed down through the generations.
Each individual is so unique. An original portrait is perfect for personal or professional commissions.
These abstract works are my interpretation of images from technology, based on circuit boards and computer chips. I explore how the structure of these computer chips resemble many scenes that might be found in a larger scale in our world, such as landscapes or aerial views of a city.
One of the historic Lockheed Super Constellations, built in 1958, is being renovated at the airport in Auburn, ME. I am doing a limited edition series of airplane portraits to capture this amazing restoration endeavor.
Exploration of the non-human.
Weather, landscapes, city scapes, real and imagined places.
The 200 Faces Project
In 2009, I was feeling the pressure of being a recent college graduate in an economic crisis. I was finding it challenging to remain creative and still pay my bills, and for a time found myself simultaneously working 4 part time jobs, because of the student loans I was carrying. It was a crash landing into the real world, after the structure and safety of the academic setting, where projects were defined and I felt productive.
After experimenting with a self-portrait, I painted a few more, of friends and family. When I had 10 portraits finished, I had a small exhibit in Lewiston and decided to publicize a goal: I would set out to paint and sell 200 portraits to pay off my student loans. By doing so, I hoped to accomplish several things: become debt-free, build my portfolio, hone my skills, establish an artistic reputation, and stay inspired to regularly produce art.
By making 200 Faces public, I was held accountable, and I soon found that it grew beyond my expectations. It became a widespread community art project, and I received orders from other states and countries.
I loved having a goal to work toward, and appreciated every new challenge that each painting provided. I painted adults, children, couples, families, dogs, and cats. Some serious, some joyful, some with a hint of humor or strong personality. Some were memorial paintings to honor those who had passed on. I truly enjoyed making connections and learning the stories of the people and animals that I was painting.
This body of work represents the beginning of what I hope will be an ongoing journey to capture humans and animals on canvas for a glimpse into who they are. I aspire to continue beyond 200 and I look forward to the future and the faces it may bring. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more or commission a painting.
Currently in progress, as of January 2016. For this project I am painting one woman from each country in the world (257 total).
For the next several years, I will be painting, learning, reaching out, and sharing stories here in the blog section. I will be looking for one woman to represent each country, and a portion of the proceeds from each painting will be donated to a non-profit of her choice.
If you have a nomination for an international portrait, please contact me!