Sunday, May 17, 2015

Jessica Masters

Seagulls  © Jessica Masters
Name: Jessica Masters
Bio: Canadian artist Jessica Masters has been living in Guelph, Ontario for over ten years. She received her bachelor degree in Fine Art at the University of Guelph in 1995. She trained in printmaking, and worked as a printmaker for seven years at the University of Guelph. She teaches the craft, and is currently an instructor for Guelph Art School, as well as teaching privately and giving workshops.  Her work has been exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions, and is held in many private collections throughout Canada and the U.S.
Medium: Pastel; oil.
Subjects: Landscape, figurative.
Style: Representational.
My work is inspired by elements of the landscape such as skies, water, silhouetted trees and simple architectural forms. I love to use light, colour and simple shapes to define the landscape and the atmosphere within it. For me it is the atmosphere that I respond to emotionally and that is what connects me to the places I have been. A particular light or colour can trigger my memory and momentarily take me from present to past. I feel drawing is an important tool to be able to describe each scene and coupled with loose brush work and muted palettes I hope to recreate the images like memories rather than pure representation.
Navigation: Made on a Mac. A simple layout, easy to navigate.
Gallery: Under Portfolio there is a single gallery for Pastels.
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a flash viewer and can’t be saved. Information on the dimension is inconsistent. Seagulls is 23 x 31 ins.
Demo/Blog : No
Facebook : Yes

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