Our series of Featured Artists will give all members of the Jasper Artists Guild the opportunity to display a collective body of art at the Jasper Art Gallery. Our latest Featured Artist is Claude Boocock, her collection is called "Transitions" and is on display until July 2021.
"As a Jasper landscape and wildlife painter, spending this past winter on Vancouver Island generated many new discoveries. These paintings were created from walks along Tofino & Uclulet’s shores, watching different cloud patters move ahead, the reflection of light on sand and water, and distinctive rock formations with their covering of seaweed, barnacles and mosses.
Prints left in the sand by bears, cougars and wolves attest to their shadowy presence, and one of these animals occasionally forages into town. Racoons are commonly seen.
While in Victoria, in need of a new challenge; I experimented with alcohol inks. This medium is very volatile, not to be controlled as with acrylics. This quality offers freedom and a looser creativity."