Aleea Jaques
Aleea Jaques

Aleea Jaques

Aleea grew up watching sailboats drift behind her house on Lake Saint Clair, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. The brightly-hued sails formed imprints in her memory, long before she discovered painting. 

One night while painting on flower pots at a friend’s house, her love for art began.

Painting through the night, Aleea knew she found her calling. 

She would scour flea markets to find wooden furniture, like coffee tables and dressers to paint her designs on and sell to local shops. Aleea then began painting on glassware, which was sold to boutiques and department stores around the country. When hand-painted glassware wasn’t a thing anymore, she turned her brush to canvas.

Inspiration comes from her love for interior design. Growing up with a mother who used a designer for many years furnishing their lakefront home, Aleea fell in love with collected interiors. When she sees a room with a black marble fireplace and periwinkle barrel chairs in a shelter magazine, for example, she can’t wait to get to work and create a piece that would look stunning in that room.

Aleea’s goal is to create unexpected art for a memorable home. 

Today, Aleea’s paintings are featured in gallery exhibitions, magazines, at speaking engagements, and in many private collections across the United States. 

Aleea’s studio is located in charming downtown Northville, Michigan.



With a clean, contemporary design, our art displays are designed to be fit into any decor. Wexel Art also collaborates with independent artists to curate an exceptional and unique collection of ready-framed art. This collection continually evolves, and every purchase directly supports the contributing artists.