Jacqueline Dunn - Oil - Forest Light
Resident Artist: Jacqueline Dunn - Forest Light
Oil on Canvas - Unframed
Jacqueline Dunn -FCA
Artist’s Statement and Curriculum Vitae
As a young child, I spent countless hours wandering in the forest. It was a different time and this freedom yielded a sacred relationship with trees, light-flooded forest oases, richly delineated underbrush and speckled umbrellas of leaves.
As an adult, I rediscovered these mysteries in the mid-island streams and rivers and the forests of the Pacific Rim. Qualicum Beach, Ucluelet and Tofino, British Columbia are homes to ancient cedars dripping in mossy shawls and red gold bracken. There is much silence yet these areas pulse with life. Golden light threads through the green-leafed domes and refracts off of deeply textured cedar bark. The air is heavy with ocean spray and rich in oxygen. One can sleep and dream here. This is why I paint the forests of Vancouver Island.
My education is deep: Bachelor’s, S.F.U., Master’s, U.B.C. and many courses from Emily Carr Art Institute. Work experience includes 35 years of teaching, culminating in teaching Art 8-12 and Advanced Placement Studio Art. In addition, I have given many workshops in drawing, painting and the principles and elements of design.
I have participated in numerous shows through the Federation of Canadian Artists and I have been featured in Arts Avenue magazine various times. Current shows include an exhibition at The Old Schoolhouse in Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo and Arrowsmith F.C.A., Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen and a sold-out solo show at Tianjin Chen Tang Zhuang Art and Technology Museum in Tianjin, China.