Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Happiness… it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”

Artist Aisle, the creative home of Artist Jolene Nelson, revels in the sentiments expressed by the great Van Gogh. Art is intrinsically a journey to the core of who we are, peeling back the layers of memory, habit and emotional scar tissue to access the essence of our childlike selves. It is meant to inspire, provoke and enhance our ability to experience this twisted, painful and beautiful thing we call life. Though the artistic call to introspection varies greatly from person to person, the common ground for the process is succumbing to vulnerability and embracing the emotions that come with it. Jolene Nelson’s art is acknowledgement and appreciation of the courage it takes to take that leap of faith.

The product of years of tears, joys and moments of revelation, Jolene Nelson’s art resonates with a wide breadth of individuals. The works are grounded in faith and love of self-discovery, serving as a springboard for the viewer to reflect upon their own path. With styles ranging from bold and bright to dark and twisted, from subtle and sultry to light and jovial, she explores the limits of a variety of artist mediums.

Jolene’s Artist Mediums

Ornate masquerade masks, detailed ink drawings, intricate oil and acrylic paintings, elaborate hand-painted muse dolls, highly developed pencil drawings and insightful illustrations are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Jolene’s art. Available for purchase as originals, prints and photographs, now you can bring the result of a lifetime of artistic exploration home! Interested in commissioning a new piece of work made specifically for you? Contact Jolene to learn more about the process.

If we’re to believe Van Gogh, happiness makes its home in the creative efforts of those brave enough to feel. Jolene Nelson is elated to step forward with you on this journey today, and invites you to survey the results of her own journey.