About the Artist

My paintings are inspired by real places; however, they are more evocative that specific.

There is a strong connection to the horizon in my work, perhaps because I have spent my life living on Vancouver’s hillsides, looking westward to the lines that divide ocean from the land and sky. Horizons and pathways are key elements of space symbolic of my own inner journeys and feelings of what lied ahead.

Big skies, approaching storms, turbulent seas or calm, quiet views are my interpretation of the landscape, not necessarily an observation of it. And while the macro or realistic depictions of stones and flowers would seem to be a complete reversal of the colossal elements of my emotional landscapes, they are strangely connected. The simple flower or stone becomes a signifier for what I feel and choose to see.

I paint what I feel.

Jane Brookes