About Jaelle Pedroli - Australian artist
Western Australian artist, Jaelle Pedroli, living and working in Perth was raised in her family home nestled against the towering trees of the Southern Forrest, Boojarah region. This made for an idyllic childhood and an inherent visual language that is tangible in her paintings. Nature is something she is drawn to in life and features strongly in her artistic practice.
Since graduating with a Visual Arts degree from Curtin University in 2003, Jaelle primary creates painted artworks and works as a Visual Arts educator. With a visceral approach to depicting colour in her landscape and animal paintings, it is evident colour is a fundamental element of her artworks.
Like most creative people she has a few projects on the go. Jaelle is presently working on two different bodies of work.
Her ‘Good Art’ collection, mostly features anthropomorphic Australian animals. She started painting this series from a desire to create artworks for her two boys. Now Jaelle, her husband, and the kids, often have fun as a family coming up with ideas for the next work. “I love painting these because it’s pure joy for me, my family and my customers’ families too”.
Jaelle’s landscape artworks came to being after exploring the beautiful but rugged landscape of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Perth Swan River) riverside. The contrast between water, cliff-face, and bush unique to her local area is a visually stimulating scene. Spending time in her local natural surroundings has given Jaelle a greater sense of belonging and her own connection ‘to place’. It has also strengthened her appreciation for the history of the area and what it has meant to the people who visited this land before her. Blackwall Reach or Jenalup, as it’s known, by our First Nations people was a place for women and children to learn life skills. The name comes from the words Jenna Biddi Yorga “women’s feet walking on the path”, in Whadjuk Noongar. Jaelle finds symbology in this as she journeys on her own spiritual path.
She enjoys painting the landscape en plein air, where she can capture the nuances of the landscape in the present moment and in the studio where she can continue to develop ideas of place.
Exhibition of landscape artworks planned for March 2022. Sign-up to my email list to receive an invite to this event.
Sustainable and Ethical Production Commitments
Where all good things collide…
I have had a blast creating this collection of artworks for you. If you have gotten this far they must be resonating with you. Art is something you buy with your heart. If you love it what more is there to say?
However, if you are anything like me and you are a conscious acquirer of material objects (aka research things to death before you press buy), you may have a few boxes to tick before you make that purchase.
Giving back has always been important to me personally and is core to the ethos of my business.
$1 of every online transaction is donated to charity. In 2020/2021 half of all donations will be donated to the Australian Red Cross and the other half will be donated to Greening Australia.
I’m committed to sustainable practice.
This is our one and only planet.
The short version is from the first paint stoke, to the printing, packaging, online services, and even who I bank with. I have research and asked the important questions of my supplies and services to ensure to the best of my knowledge they are the best out of the bunch. A group of people, actively working towards a positive future.
We are all far from perfect and I still have some unanswered questions, particularly in regards to the manufacturing of inks.
My promise to you is a commitment to evolve in my art making and reproduction as more sustainable options become available.
This is a journey.
Want the long version?
My Artistic Practice
I work in a home studio designed with energy efficiency in mind, we have solar panels, pet chooks, and a small veggie patch … you wanted the long version.
I primarily paint with Winsor Newton Gouache. Winsor Newton have a sustainability plan, it is not perfect but they are on the journey. They are members of Sedex and ask their suppliers to be also. Sedex is an ethical trade service, helping companies to improve their sustainable business practices, and source responsibly.
I use minimal water. My waste water is kept in a bucket to evaporate. Sludgy mess is left in the bottom of the bucket.
Anything I need to purchase to create my artwork I make sure to explore sustainable options. I am committed to creating my artwork from a place that respects and protects the environment.
The Reproduction Process
While I could print cheaply offshore. I have chosen to support local manufacturers for the local market.
In Australia I work with a print lab, that strives to do all they can to minimise waste and plastic, as well as recycling the waste they do have. Ink remanence are collected for alternative use and ink cartridges are recycled. Paper cut offs are composted, while scrapped prints are recycled. The print lab is a home studio, solar panels, and rainwater collection in action.
I print on Hahnemühle Bamboo Rag (90% bamboo, 10% cotton). The most environmentally friendly paper in the range and free from optical brighteners. With over 400 years in the paper industry Hahnemühle pride themselves on their commitment to its care of the environment and its employees. Click to learn more Hahnemühle and Click to learn more about Hahnemühle bamboo paper.
Epson printer and inks are used. Epson is a large company employing tens of thousands of people around the world. Epson have targets for environmental sustainability and are positively moving towards these targets. I am still in the process of learning about its production of inks.
5x7 and A4 are placed in a plastic sleeve, packaged between two pieces of card and slipped into a sturdy envelope for posting.
A3 and larger are packaged with FSC tissue paper and brown paper and posted in a recycled card postage tube. We are currently using a tube with two plastic stoppers but are trialling an alternative plastic free option.
When possible a washi tape is used rather that sellotape.