Irena Jauncey, Sydney, Australia Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement Irena Jauncey, whose lilting European accent suggests a well-traveled and eventful life, oscillates in her work between commercial photography and black and white studies of the human body and her vibrant often moody paintings. She is unabashed about her interest in the physical beauty of the male body. "A dancer requested shots for his portfolio, and the grace and energy of his body inspired me to do further shots of him."
That Irena is also a painter and well versed in art history enables her to utilise the techniques of the old masters in her paintings. Creative and passionate, an artistically driven with a real talent for capturing the style, elegance and emotion of a moment. Whether under studio lights, on location or in the artist's studio, Irena's unique style results in spontaneous and lasting images, poignant, relaxed and rich in natural beauty.