My oil paintings are inspired by the unique light that bathes the water and landscapes of the Georgian Bay area. My paintings also explore the risky business of using the palette knife. Using the knife creates “accidents” of texture, colour and mood which, when successful, unite the objective landscape with my own emotional and spiritual responses. I am interested in that place where the eye and the spirit, working unconsciously through the knife create a statement about nature and the soul.

I hope that my work inspires viewers to embrace the natural world as part of their own “soul” experience.

On a more mundane note, I also enjoy creating works that are pleasing to the eye and that would bring the joy of nature into living and work spaces.

Painting by Jennifer Johnson