"My intent is to portray the energy and the impact of a subject through vibrant, dynamic color schemes, not necessarily to reproduce a solely realistic image. I visualize what I want the artwork to 'feel like' from the energy I interpret and then infuse that energy through color to create a 'WOW!' factor. Everything is out of the ordinary. That is what makes the artwork unique and fun!"
Jewel Conway's painting style is described as expressionistic, contemporary, and bold and is immersed within the style of Fauvism - the unexpected use of vivid color. Striking, contrasting colors dominate her artwork. Jewel is inspired by the universal elements of nature, music, and emotional expression.
The artwork is meant to completely capture your attention, create a smile, and think 'WOW!". The power of unexpected color makes her paintings truly distinctive. She paints mainly with oil as it gives luster and richness to the subject. Her acrylic abstracts also incorporate neon and metallic paints, foil, and glitter to create a shimmery effect. The abstract paintings evolve into their own as she listens to music.
Conway is an international award-winning artist and her artwork has been published in the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 editions of the American Art Collector book. She has private and public collectors in 17 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
Artwork for charitable organization fundraisers include: Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, Arizona Humane Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arizona, RRR Horse Rescue, Animal Protection Society of Durham, and additional fundraising events for animals in need. She is also a sponsor for the Epilepsy Foundation, SPCA of Wake County and Durham Rescue Mission.