International Women's Day | Jen Sievers

International Women's Day | Jen Sievers

We represent an amazing range of female artists here at Life Interiors and today we're celebrating one of our more recent additions to the family: Jen Sievers.

With her combination of fresh colours, abstract style and thick, sweeping lines, Jen brings the natural landscapes of New Zealand to life through her pieces. Her love of colour and of her surroundings is a key part of what makes her pieces so unique and special. 

Jen lets us into her personal creative studio, a space that's full of colour, plants, and so many cute decor pieces, as we chat to her about the inspiration and process behind her artworks and the women she admires in the creative industry.

 

This March, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by featuring a business minded or interior focused woman every week for four weeks and this weeks woman in focus is New Zealand artist, Jen Sievers.

How would you describe your personal interior style?

I would call it eclectic and a little boho. My home combines clean minimal pieces with trinkets collected on my travels, lots of art, and way too many plants. As you can imagine, I love colour.

We absolutely love the beautiful artworks that you create! Where do you get your inspiration from, and can you tell us a bit about your design process?

Colour is my biggest inspiration - I see colour combinations just about everywhere and I'm constantly snapping pics on my phone to come back to later. I'm also so inspired by this incredible planet - mountains, water, palm trees, light, I love it all. I get my purest inspiration from actually visiting a place - which is turning out to be one of the perks of my process! Once I've got a good reference pic of a place I decide on a colour palette and usually do some rough sketches on my computer before I start painting. I then allow for a lot of play and experimenting while I add layer upon layer and watch the artwork emerge.

Who are the key women in the creative industry that you admire?

I feel like there are so many wonderful women to choose from! I really admire Pip Brett of Jumbled - I love how she injects heart and soul into everything she does. Rachel Castle for the same reason. I think the people that bring themselves and an open heart into their work really shine. Also, my mum! She was in cosmetics when I grew up, and was my first role model of a woman being creatively engaged, working hard, and succeeding.

This March, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by featuring a business minded or interior focused woman every week for four weeks and this weeks woman in focus is New Zealand artist, Jen Sievers.

Are there any insights you’d like to share from being a woman in the art industry? 

I think that now is a fantastic time to be a woman artist. Previous generations were not as lucky as we are. Being able to run our own businesses, sell directly online and not wait for the approval of a gallery system is a huge advantage. I feel like people who love art are becoming more and more open to art with a feminine soul.

Tell us about your favourite space in your home and what you love about it.

It would have to be my studio. I spend every spare second in here. It's a plant filled sanctuary with the sweetest pale dusty pink floor. I have little collections of ceramics and colourful vases, piles of crystals on my desk, and a constant flow of artwork moving through. The natural light is abundant and I have a view over Auckland surrounded on both sides by native bush.

If you could choose 5 products from our entire collection, what would they be?

Norah Rattan Bed, Artemis Mirror in Brass, Margaret Statement Plinth, Fiore Floor Lamp, Paloma Coffee Table

This March, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by featuring a business minded or interior focused woman every week for four weeks and this weeks woman in focus is New Zealand artist, Jen Sievers.


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