Jaynie Coulterman Bold and eye-catching colour is my passion
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Jaynie was born in Montreal, Quebec and showed a strong interest in drawing and painting from an early age. Summers spent in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and later in Northern Ontario have left her with a love of rural scenery and natural landscapes which influences her choice of subject matter even today.
After a successful corporate career and raising three sons, Jaynie has been able to return to her first passion, painting. Primarily self-taught, she works in acrylic and watercolour. Her style ranges from realism to a more abstracted version of realism influenced by a bold or impressionistic use of colour.
I am drawn to the passages and cycles of nature in both rural and untouched landscapes. Our visceral response to natural beauty fascinates me and I try to capture those qualities that stimulate our sentiments and passions. My goal is to convey the emotion, the impressions, and the feelings that speak to your heart, rather than the detailed reality of the subject.
My work is evolving towards a more abstracted view of reality through the simplification of design, pattern and light. Bold and eye-catching colour is my passion and I use it to create mood, atmosphere and a sense of being immersed in a scene.
I think of each painting as a celebration of life, and with each piece strive to capture the beauty and peacefulness of our natural world.
Selected Recent Exhibitions:
2019 – “Expressions of Art”, West Carleton Art Society
2019 – Arts Carleton Place Spring Show
2019 – “Inspirations” Spring Show and Sale, Manotick Art Association
2018 – “Expressions of Art”, West Carleton Arts Society
2018 – “Inspirations”, Spring Show and Sale, Manotick Art Association
2016 – 2018 – Foyer Gallery – Viewer’s Choice Award for “Reverie” (2018); “Snow in Summer” (2017); “City Lights” (2017); “Pink Static” (2016)
2017 – “Expressions of Art”, West Carleton Art Society
2017 – “Inspirations”, Manotick Art Association Spring Show
2017 – Opening Show, Applecrate Galleries, Manotick, ON
Manotick Art Association (MAA), Treasurer and Past President
Kanata Civic Art Gallery
Arts Carleton Place
For more information about Jaynie’s art visit her website.