Jacquelyn Thunfors is a Swedish-American journalist, artist, and educator, who began painting upon realizing at midlife that words have their limit. The possibility of drawing an idea or making it out of clay nudged her towards an art career. These ideas arrive from outer space, and if they refuse to go away and demand visibility, she will begin working on them, making all the necessary parts as she goes along. Thunfors is always trying to invent an innovative ride worth the time of her viewers. The color choices are instinctive, without any influence from the conscious. Her goal is not to produce a painting – rather it’s reaching the viewer. At that moment, both the artist and her audience are able to share the joy of existence itself from a mutual point of view.
Featured image: Jacquelyn Thunfors - Brains,
2019 (detail). Acrylic on board. 38 × 30 in. 96.5 × 76.2 cm. This is a unique
work. Photo courtesy Isabella Garrucho Fine Art