i’m jealous of yellena james


I can’t imagine how Yellena James even knows where she should start on one of these pieces. They are so layered, complex and beautiful… very ‘bottom of the sea’ in a made-up, magical kind of way don’t you think? The top two pieces are acrylic on wood, and the bottom two are pen & ink on paper. I can’t decide which medium I love more, so I’ve shown them both. Although I have to say, the bottom two make me want to go pen shopping right this very minute.

comments (12)

  1. Aaron /// 12.28.2009 /// 2:32pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more, these are beautiful pieces and I can’t decide which I like more as well. They definitely make me want to go pen shopping!!

  2. The Jealous Curator /// 12.28.2009 /// 2:51pm

    hm, we’re going to need red, pink, green and aqua for sure… and what the hell, throw in an orange and a purple too!

  3. Rebecca /// 12.28.2009 /// 4:37pm

    Soooo beautiful! I love the vibrant colors. I could just see my Abby drawing something like this when she is a grown up artist. 🙂

  4. jane o sullivan /// 12.30.2009 /// 4:59pm

    oh my flipping gosh me too ….pens quick where are you , lovely work , thanks for jelously sharing it 🙂

  5. Dana G. /// 01.11.2010 /// 5:37am

    I L.O.V.E. Yellena’s art. She has become my favorite living artist in the last couple of years. I get lost in her drawings in the very best way.

  6. The Jealous Curator /// 01.11.2010 /// 8:07am

    I know what you mean. I literally spent hours going through all of her paintings and drawings trying to decide on the four I wanted to show…. so many beautiful choices!

  7. Ashley L /// 01.27.2010 /// 10:55pm

    Wow. Yellena’s work is SO beautiful and I really identify with her style! You know what? She actually reminds me a lot of another of my favorite artists– Donnabelle Casis. You should definitely look her up- i think her stuff is right up your creek!

  8. The Jealous Curator /// 01.27.2010 /// 11:08pm

    Thanks Ashley – I’ll go and check her out!

  9. Chris /// 08.19.2012 /// 7:46pm

    I was wondering if any of these pieces are for sale? would love to have some framed for my home……………….just beautiful.


  10. the jealous curator /// 08.20.2012 /// 6:31am

    they are indeed! here’s a link to her etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/yellena

  11. Teresa /// 04.13.2013 /// 7:16pm

    Do you know if the Artist has had these or any of the other prints made into fabric lines?

  12. the jealous curator /// 04.14.2013 /// 9:40am

    i know one of them was made into a scarf for Anthropologie, but i think it sold out. here’s the link to her site (the products page): http://yellena.com/site/projects/