A fine artist, printing maker Jill Lee has started her own line of artsy and hand made Printmaking House called ” Beau Ideal” in Summer 2007.
“It was really important for me to get back to my roots in Art, design, and printmaking, so I finally took the leap to start my own business.” Jill says. The Cooper Union graduate from the Advancement of Science and Art in New York where she received her BFA also worked as a aspiring fashion designer for a long time before she finally went back to her roots.
The Artist says, “I am too inspired and influenced by textiles, decorative motifs, and patterns found anywhere and everywhere from the arts of different cultures to the flourishes in calligraphy. I am heavily influenced by typography as well, so love exploring and playing with hand drawn type”
” I feel loved” gouache 12″x16″, 2009 , Jill Lee: You can see her inspiration coming through quite strongly from every piece. I really love Jill’s take on this piece. She humanized 3 bundles of distinctively different textile in patterns and colors by giving the “life” to them. The move, the attitude and the emotion. I almost Envy their love. Simple yet powerful. And the title all together I find this piece very much successful.
“Kimono”gouache 11″x15″ 2009, Jill Lee : Here again Jill shows her great ability to impose her subject through her object. The way these textiles are interacting together totally forsee the ones of Kimono.
You, Me, and Everyone Else #1 Screen Print 11″x14″ 2009, Jill Lee. Please check out her site www.jillclee.com
Here are some pics of her printmaking process from the left: Hand drawn sketch to Screen work then to the print.
Jill creates bigger scale paper prints as well as great stationery as cards and notebooks and they are fantastic. Below pictures are from Jill’s Beau Ideal at Saturday Brooklyn flea. Every piece has her spirit and distinctive character. They are well made in great quality! To shop her stationery, Check out www.etsy.com/shop/beauideal
Beau Ideal’s stationaries at Brooklyn Flea!
I bought this notebook and I find it quite beautiful. The first page inside the notebook with shot of color stripes was pleasant surprise. Love the colors!
Below Jill on the left and her friends at the flea… Jill, Love your work!