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Ellen Jaye Benson Visual Artist/Educator
a.k.a. ‘elle jaye rose’ (my frustrated dark illustrator & social commentator hat)

follow me on pinterest:
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see my fine art work on the web:
ellenjayebenson.weebly.com

Welcome to my small, dank and quite possibly unsanitary online hub for my illustration and some of my visual artwork

when I die my epitaph may read:
“It’s a mental bed… It’s a bed I’m accustomed to”

as my alter ego ‘elle jaye rose’, my illustration artwork seats and swings somewhere between pop, personal, formal and informal. I am poor and therefore an art whore open to doing commissions – preferably of the most absurd and interesting kind… so bubblemail me for any enquiries.

Music that moves me:

David Bowie
The Smiths
The Go-Betweens
Talking Heads
Tom Waits
Patti Smith
Frank Black
The Dirty Three
Television
Devo
Blonde Redhead
The Birthday Party
Rowland S. Howard
Joy Division
The Pretenders (early stuff)
Gary Numan
My Bloody Valentine
Pulp
The Cramps
The Cure
Neko Case
Lou Reed
Underground Lovers
Gentle Ben & his Sensitive Side
Nancy Sinatra
T-Rex
Roxy Music
Nina Simone
The National

Books of Note:

The Picture of Dorian Grey
The Portable Dorothy Parker
Sexualia
Life After God
Of Mice and Men
The Orchid Thief
Crime and Punishment
Edgar Allen Poe Collection
Jitterbug Perfume
The Big Book of Shrigley
Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
Buried Treasure: Travels through the Jewel Box
Catch 22
anything by Spike Milligan
Animal Farm
The Monstrous Feminine

Significant Artists:

Egon Schiele
Frank Auerbach
David Shrigley
Paul Compton
Josh Bowe
John Douglas
Mark Rothko
Paula Rego
Brett Whiteley
Deborah Klein
Donna Malone
Paul Ruiz
Lucian Freud
Francis Bacon
Elyss McCleary
Steve Cox
Godwin Bradbeer
Toulouse-Lautrec
John Wolseley
Vivienne Westwood
Leigh Bowery
Loui Jover
Fiona Hall
Joan Mitchell
Meret Oppenheim
John Wolseley
Judy Horacek

  • Joined: March 2008

Journal

Upcoming Exhibition 'Ellen Jaye Benson: A Survey of Art Practice'

I have an upcoming exhibition at Project Contemporary Art Space in the last week of March (wed – sun), would love to meet some of you redbubbler’s there! Here is a pdf invite to the show: Ellen Jaye Benson: A Survey of Art Practice Exhibition Invite (Warning: invite contains nude figure drawing)
Posted over 1 year – 2 comments

Sneak Peek at New Works

These two works have been created for a small group show opening tomorrow (Fri 14 September) at 6:30pm at Studio 19 in Wollongong Mall (above hideaway cafe). Here are some colloquial pics of the works taken in home studio and the invite pic – come along if you can.
Posted almost 2 years – 9 comments

GET IN QUICK!

My ego has decided to cull a heap of designs that I consider to be weaker or less appreciated art tees and cards. I think it is time for me to reflect and only house what I consider to be the awesome stuff. My conscience has enforced me to give you all ONE WEEKS notice before my critical eye goes to town and starts slashing designs while reciting ‘EXTERMINATE’ in my best darlek voic…
Posted almost 2 years – 1 comments

'Facepaint' new works of elle jaye rose

‘Facepaint’, is a digital painting series in postcard format, exploring how we popify the personal in the online social realm of facebook. Online friends are the cyber-stars of our screens, letting us both watch and be part of their cyber conversations. In facebook pages, our intimate relationships are challenged by constant interruptions from unfamiliar people in the forms of picture…
Posted over 3 years – Leave a comment