Art at Council March 24, 2015 - Jane Appleby
Jane Appleby is a prolific and intuitive painter who paints with the vigor of her love of life. She is inspired by the Canadian landscape, and often paints outdoors in the tradition of the Canadian Group of Seven.
Jane has taken instruction from many artists over the past 18 years, and late last year completed an Emily Carr certificate in Fine Arts. Jane is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and founding member of the local group Passionate Outdoor Painters who meet at the Port Moody Arts Centre. She also teaches at the Port Moody Arts Centre and Place des Arts.
Jane currently works in oil or acrylic capturing the emotional response that she finds herself in.
Artist Statement for Vancouver Spirit
The Innuckshuk was known to be used as a symbol for voyagers in the North to help guide people on their way to a destination. English Bay in Vancouver happened to be where my family, as immigrants to Canada, came to from the former Czechoslovakia. I recall the freedom my family sought and found, including myself, as a five year old, exploring the ocean shore for the first time. I still find going to any beach brings me a peace and excitement that I always want to paint. I have come to know Vancouver’s wonderful spirit and it was in this spirit I created this painting. During this time I was also venturing on a new journey in my painting: moving from watercolour and mixed media specifically to acrylics over textured ground. This was one of my favourite pieces that resulted. I hope it will also move people to explore new passageways in their life.
Jane Appleby's work will be on display from April to August at the Port Moody Arts Centre Satellite Gallery Space in the Vancity Port Moody Community Branch located at 5 – 121 Brew Street.
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