Shawn's paintings evoke the feelings of the West Coast, its shores and islands, ponds and lakes. She makes frequent trips to the Gulf Islands as well as other destinations of inspiration, including the Canadian Rockies and the Okanagan, always in search of material for her paintings. Her work is known for its impressionistic sweeping brushwork, atmospheric colour perspective and strong use of light and shade.
"My focus is on finding and enhancing the patterns of communication: Why is the subject or the space reaching out to me? What is this connection to the paint and the brush? How do I transfer these findings so that I may touch the viewer? And, finally, when have I said enough?"
Shawn Jackson is the second of five artistic children, all encouraged by their father, a landscape painter, and mother, a photographer/artist, to take up the challenge of painting at an early age. Born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1952, Shawn studied Fine Arts at Douglas College in Surrey, B.C. and participated in seminars and workshops with the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver, B.C.She has been an associate member of the FCA since 1993.
Shawn's paintings have become part of many private and corporate collections including Cominco Ltd. and Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. She is represented by a number of galleries in British Columbia and Alberta.
On the Edge 11 x 14 in. Acrylic on board
Ascent of the Vine 14 x 11 in. Acrylic on board
Little Tribune Bay Hornby Island 30 x 36 in. Acrylic on canvas
Hidden Pond, Kelowna 18 x 24 in. Acrylic on board
McIntyre Bluff, Late Shadow 16 x 20 in. Acrylic on board
Morning In the Vineyard 36 x 40 in. Acrylic on canvas
Mountain Vineyard, Okanagan Falls 11 x 14 in. Acrylic on board
Kalamalka Lake 20 x 30 in. Acrylic on canvas
Grapevine Passage 10 x 12 in. Acrylic on board
Silence On a Winding Road 8 x 10 in. Acrylic on board
Late Light On the KVR 10 x 12 in. Acrylic on board
Spell of the Okanagan 14 x 18 in. Acrylic on board
Road to Vaseaux Lake 40 x 30 in. Acrylic on canvas
Changing Weather Naramata 20 x 24 in. Acrylic on board
Harbour Islet, Quadra Island 30 x 36 in. Acrylic on canvas
Melanie Island, Desolation Sound 24 x 30 in. Acrylic on board
From the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, Naramata 36 x 48 in. Acrylic on canvas
Melanie Island 24 x 30 in. Acrylic on canvas
Sentinels, Okanagan 9 x 12 in. Acrylic on board
Tidewater Reflections Richmond BC 11 x 14 in. Acrylic on board
Overlooking Osoyoos Lake 24 x 39 in. Acrylic on canvas