Welcoming Jenna D. Robinson to the West End Gallery
24 July, 20211 min read
While always more content exploring the outdoors through overland hiking and summiting mountain ranges, Robinson uses acrylic on canvas to express her perspective from many of her favourite lookouts. At first glance, Robinson's work is identifiably realistic, yet her focus on contrast lends a surreal element to her primarily acrylic portraits of Canadian mountains, reflections, and forests. Light is an infinitely creative force that plays on her landscapes; it's constantly shifting and revealing a new perspective on a well-known place.
"All or nothing" is my unintentional perspective in life. Dramatic? Yes! Just like my paintings. Ironically, even though my paintings are bold and intense, they inspire a sense of peace and reflection. I believe this sense of calm is born in a moment when something vast and majestic is encountered, and it demands a 'pause' from the mental chatter. I love my research process because getting out into the mountains is a necessary part of inspiration. My paintings are inspired by photos taken during hikes, climbs, and days out in the backcountry on a splitboard. As a result, all my painting subjects are local, reflecting my own sense of identity and connection with nature. Before I started painting, I was convinced that I would be an Impressionist obsessed with colour. Somehow I ended up being a Realist seduced by the power of light to alter and define our perception of the world. I'm captivated by the ability of light to manipulate the colours and definition of a landscape and transform it into something completely unfamiliar.
Step into the world of Peter Wyse, an artist who brings to life the magical relationship between nature and the human imagination with every brush stroke. In his latest masterpiece, we witness Wyse's use of vibrant colours and lively wildlife, which showcases his mastery of whimsical artistry. Let's discover the detailed techniques and heartfelt inspirations behind his latest collection, which celebrates the joy of creation and the profound tranquility of the natural world.
Coffey's latest oeuvre is a vibrant continuation of his exploration of Canada's diverse landscapes. Works such as Breeze, Harvest Dance,andCat Tails (Tales), delve into the artist's intimate relationship with the plains and skies, narrating the untold stories of the land. His immersive style captures more than the essence of each scene; it brings to life the unique story embedded in every brushstroke.