We are a home based arts business based in beautiful northern Tasmania, just outside the small but very creative town of Deloraine. Jacque is an artist who specialises in sculpting, especially garden art figures. When not doing clay work, Jacque paints and quilts. John sells books and CDs, especially music by Tasmanian musicians, who, despite the fact that we have a recording studio in town, are too modest to make CDs. We can be found at the Deloraine market on the first Saturday of each month, starting in September. We are exploring other appropriate markets and venues. In the fullness of time we will be setting up workshops etc. so keep an eye on our blogspot for these and other ventures. Thank you for taking the time to look at this, and do contact us should you see anything you like, or if you should want any art materials.

Jacque Boxer

Working on a Klimt Lady, now resident in Sydney.

Thanks for checking out our blog!  You'll have already found out a bit about our business, Bohemian Arts, but it seems as if I need to provide a little bit of information about myself.  Here goes!

Together with John, I'm very fortunate to have a special place where I can spend my days working with my clay, playing with my paints and meeting all the lovely folk who pop in to the studio.  I especially enjoy encouraging other folk to take up some form of art or craft, and have fun sharing what I do and about all the art materials we have. My main art medium is clay and I've been sculpting for  eight years now.  Prior to that I did the usual dabbling in lots of types of art and craft while I was studying to be, or working as, among other things, a primary teacher, speech pathologist and diversional therapist.  I was very fortunate to be taken under the wing of Julie in South Australia, who is a very talented artist, clay sculptor and great friend.  Julie continues to be my generous and inspiring mentor.  I'm mostly known for my clay figures that are inspired by the portraits of the painter Modigliani. 

Me with a Modigliani Lady, Jeanne Hebuterne,
now resident in Fishermans Paradise, NSW
I also enjoy and are inspired by the artworks of Klimt and Hundertwasser.  In my paintings I enjoy creating texture with various painting mediums and collage type materials.  Another passion is quilting which I do at home but display and sell here in the studio. 

Our home & Esmerelda the goat.

Away from the studio I love being at our home nestled under the mountains at Meander.  Both John & I are keen gardeners and we're busy developing various areas of our two acre garden.  Something we've done recently is to make a labyrinth.  Quite special to walk around. 

Aggie flanked by Aphid (left) & Henry (right).

We share our home with 3 beautiful cats - Aphid, Henry and Aggie, and out in the garden for company we have Esmerelda the goat.  Chickens coming soon!   My flute playing is coming along (those who have ever heard me play will be pleased to hear!), now that I get together with another flautist every fortnight to play duets.  In any remaining time, I love reading and John and I both enjoy word games and crosswords.  We also enjoy getting John's guitar and my flute together.

I think that's enough about me for now.  Maybe too much!?