Jessie Rigby Art work "Solitudinem Montem - Calming Mountains" 1240mm x 1240mm
Jessie Rigby Art work "Solitudinem Montem - Calming Mountains" 1240mm x 1240mm
Jessie Rigby Art work "Solitudinem Montem - Calming Mountains" 1240mm x 1240mm

Jessie Rigby Art work "Solitudinem Montem - Calming Mountains" 1240mm x 1240mm


Dimensions: W 1240mm x H 1240mm
Medium: High Quality Acrylic paint
Stretched canvas ready to hang (Signatures on front)
Artist: Jessie Rigby
Canvas: Eraldo Di Paolo Fine Cotton Canvas.

Solid Oak Frame


In their own way each of the seasons (Temporibus) represent something beautiful about the life that we live.

My pieces of art have been developed over time. It is my love of nature that inspires me to create each of my pieces, I am fortunate enough to live in a beautiful place where I can look out my kitchen window or go for a walk and be inspired. We are so lucky to bare witness to these simple things and this is something I love to capture.

I find inspiration in the way the light dances on the clouds and in the colours that are reflected on the mountains. The colour palette that I have used has been predominantly inspired by the warmer and more ornamental months of spring, summer and autumn. A winter palette inspires only one piece and this is intentional.

Each year we get busier and busier, time slips by in a whirl of colours that represent the stages of our lives.

Winter is about reflection, a time where we develop an understanding about life, like a storm, it is a time of uncertainty, where goals are decided and the pathway to attaining them is a mystery.

When I created my darker work 'Tenebris Caelem' I wanted to communicate the beauty and mystery that can be found in the darkness of a storm. It’s Mother Natures way of healing the past. You will see that there is only one work that is dark and stormy and this is because winter is my least favourite Season and the colours and light depicted convey how I feel in the midst of winter.

Spring is a time when we have hope for a new beginning. It is a time to start over. The colours that emerge during spring reflect this hope. I love new life and the new colours that are evoked by this season can be seen in my pieces from the 'Caelum' & 'Flos’ series.

In summer we feel gratitude for the changes that have resulted in growth in our lives. It is a time when we live life with a renewed sense of purpose. The colours found in the landscape during this season are reflected in my ‘Clara’ series – they represent the clarity we find within ourselves during this season.

Even when it's raining, the colours found in the landscape make us happy to sit and watch. We don’t need anything else. My pieces in the 'Imber’ series reflect the contentment we feel, we are happy with what we have and understand that there is beauty in that.

Throughout this series I have represented that ‘I believe in the process of life. I believe in four seasons. I know that winter's tough, but spring's right around the corner. I believe that there's a season to grow. And I think that as you realize that, you grow. You get better and so does life.’

About Jessie Rigby:

Jessie Rigby is an Australian born contemporary artist and designer based in the inner suburbs of Melbourne Victoria. Studying both visuals arts and fashion in her earlier years. Jessie's unique design aesthetic draws inspiration from the modern textures, colours and landscapes that surround her. Working with watercolour gouache and acrylics, her approach to each original artwork is expressive, fluid and intuitive.