Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Glass Meets Canvas at The Left Bank Shop and Gallery

Over the last several years, I’ve had numerous pieces of my artwork in the retail gallery at The Left Bank Shop and Gallery. This season I decided to exhibit and sell my abstract collection at the Left Bank. I love how they displayed my abstracts, layered behind an artist's vibrant glass work. The colors worked so well together. Obviously, I was ecstatic to receive a call asking me to be a featured artist for "Glass Meets Canvas," the fall special exhibit at The Left Bank Shop and Gallery in McGregor, IA.

It was thrilling to see the gallery on opening night. Debra and Sandy did a fantastic job hanging the exhibit and I’m so honored to be sharing this gorgeous space with such talented artists. I really enjoyed meeting several people at the opening reception a few weeks ago and especially loved talking with Barb McKinlay and Debra Hall about their artwork. I’ve admired both of these artists for years and it’s always fun to get to visit with other creators.

Barb McKinlay - Wow. I can’t rave enough about the creativity behind each of her glass collections, but I am so drawn to her figures. The free-standing people, the energy, the color... it grabs me as the light dances across and through it. Barb’s work is whimsical and uplifting.

Debra Hall creates abstract mixed media artwork that feels rugged, real, and authentic to the core. I admire Debra’s passion for the layered tactile surfaces, and the playful and experimental qualities of her work resonate in a way that feels therapeutic. I really want to get back to the gallery while it’s still on display to admire it again.

Nona Hyytinen is the other painter on exhibit for "Glass Meets Canvas". Her realistic oil paintings are exquisite! They're all beautiful and beautifully done, but the large ones are absolutely jaw dropping…you've got to get in to see this work in person. 

Next up, Vicky Kurk, from Spring Grove, MN, shares her love for leaded glass and design.
Calming and peaceful, Vicky's glass artwork is thoughtfully detailed and inspired by the world around her. Her artwork feels natural and comfortable. You can find free-standing pieces along with pieces that hang on your window or wall.

And lastly....

I’ll address my own abstract atmospheres, a collection that started at the University of North Carolina and has evolved over the last decade. This work embodies the artistic process focusing on the paint, the colors, the textures, and how they’re layered and applied to evoke emotion in the viewer. While the work is abstract, it takes the viewer to a place of emotional connection that is very real. Whether chaotic or calm, these abstract atmospheres incite a variety of visceral reactions within the viewer. I’d love to know where it takes you.  

"Glass Meets Canvas" will be up through Nov 4th, so if you didn’t make it over to see the exhibit yet, you still have two weeks! Don’t miss out on the chance to see all this engaging artwork for yourself!

Not to mention, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself with the gift of art or to shop for that special someone before the holidays!

Thank you for visiting and we hope you'll stop into the Left Bank soon! Open daily from 9-5. 


Friday, September 14, 2018

northeast Iowa photographer |JWebb Fine Art and Photography | Beautiful End of Summer Session

I was so honored to take this beautiful end of summer family session for my sweet friend and her gorgeous family. As summer raced by us we've enjoyed all of the wildflowers in the fields and ditches. I'm constantly falling in love with a new wildflower and this month it's Goldenrod. So when  I told my friend that I really wanted to take her family session in "the weeds" behind my house we laughed, but she agreed! I'm so happy she trusted me! We didn't have much time in their schedule before the sun would go down, but in a flash we were able to capture these super sweet images and I am in love with them! 

The light, the joy...

The tender moments, sweet snuggles, and silly kisses...

That precious baby face growing into a beautiful little girl face...

and most of all, I love the people in these images!

It's always especially sweet to photograph those dear to my heart.. Love you guys!


I absolutely love documenting the special moments for friends to look back on for years to come... AND I love making new friends and getting to know my clients. I hope you enjoyed this look at some of my favorites from this gorgeous end of summer family session! 

For more information on my photography and examples visit me at JWebbArt.com or if you'd like to see an entire gallery or discuss your own JWebb photo session,  send me a message Jillian@JWebbArt.com.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Studio K8Ki | Branding Art & My New Look

Over the summer I teamed up with this gorgeous, super talented, artist and graphic designer for a fresh new look for my JWebb Fine Art - Photography brand. Ketaki Poyekar is the Mastermind/Artist/Owner behind Studio K8Ki and I love her style! (Find out more about Ketaki, her art, her branding, and her life here.) 

When Ketaki (pronounced "K8-Ki") moved to small town Iowa with her husband and fur-baby a year and a half ago, she immediately reached out to me as another artist in the area and we became fast friends! From the start I could see her motivation, her determination, and OBVIOUS style sense! I mean seriously folks, just check out her amazing wardrobe selection and accessories that she chose for her very own JWebb Fine Art Photo Session. 

So, a few months ago we began discussing a re-brand for my photography and I was super excited to see what she would come up with. I've had the same logo and brand that I created myself over ten years ago, so I was ready to see what another set of super talented and creative eyes would come up with! 

Ketaki jumped on the project with a fun eagerness and asked me questions like what were my favorite colors, or if I had anything specific in mind. I simply told her I loved grays and plum and left the rest up to her. I really wanted to see what she would come up with. 

Using my current website and some of my most recent photos she quickly came up with her take on what my brand could be. Choosing elegant fonts, using a soft plum gray, and adding hand drawn whimsical florals, Ketaki created a beautiful new logo and look for JWebb Fine Art & Photography. I feel the new logo/brand really represents my love for the outdoors, wildflowers, natural emotion, and my overall whimsical style.    

I really love my new look and can't wait to continue developing my new brand! Thanks Ketaki!! 

If you are looking to refresh your brand, for an update to your website, or to create it all from scratch... find more information about Ketaki over at K8ki.com!

(Here are just some of my favorites from Ketaki's summer northeast Iowa photo session with me - JWebbArt.com!)

If you are looking to refresh your brand, for an update to your website, or to create it all from scratch... find more information about Ketaki over at K8ki.com!

AND .. if you're looking for some beautiful photography to update your look, contact me:


Coming Soon -- A recap on Art in the Park/ My group exhibit at The Left Bank/ and Traveling with a Two Year Old!