Jenn expertly evokes the scenery of British Columbia in her soft abstract landscapes. She utilizes defining horizontal and vertical strokes, coupled with a skillful handling of colour, to create significant depth in each piece. Her paintings, though abstracted, clearly convey the atmospheric attributes of the scene – rain, wind, clouds, fog.
Jenn’s muted colour palette transports the viewer to the Canadian west coast as if to be standing before the marshlands and ocean right alongside the artist.
The intuitive nature of my personality flows over into my art practice. It is essential for me to paint without reference materials or a preconceived outcome.
I am fascinated with clouds, fog, mist, rays of sunlight dancing through the sky, water, mountains, trees, texture, patinas, sunsets, marshlands, rolling pastures, moody skies.
My passion for painting started from such a young age. The first thing I remember painting landed me in a heap of trouble. My dad was painting the exterior of our house and I happened upon an open can of paint with a paintbrush resting on it. I won’t tell you how that moment ended.
It took many years – and many false starts – to fully realize the extent of my passion for painting. Other creative pursuits I explored were fashion design, dressmaking, woodworking & faux finishing.
Peaceful moments and times of reflection are sacred to me, although I am also known by those close to me to be quite tenacious and passionate.
My paintings provide an oasis of tranquillity in which I find solace from this fast-paced world.
The dreamer in me is compelled to capture a moment in time that both soothes the soul and inspires hope.
See a review of Jenn’s work by Photographer Flynn Marr: http://flynngraphics.ca/william-turner-today/
See article in Qualicum Beach News March 13/18 New Abstract Work and New Mexico retreat: https://www.pqbnews.com/entertainment/new-mexico-retreat-marks-a-change-in-artists-abstract-work/
~ Jenn Williamson