“Roadside Beauties” by Jackie Ziehe in the KAC Main and Hallway Galleries
Friday, September 16th to Saturday, October 15th, 2022
Artist Reception: Friday,September 16, 11am-5pm
Mediums: Acrylic, Watercolor, mixed media
Short description/Tag line: Every time I walk or drive on the back roads, or even the highways, I am so pleased to find beautiful little places. These hidden corners full of light and shadow, catch my eye. The view may be, a bunch of rocks or trees or even ditches. It always depends upon how the light reflects upon the subject. I generally prefer the afternoon to paint because of the light and dark shadows that the angle of the sun creates. I am most attracted to raw land rather than landscaped gardens.
The images in the landscape provide the vehicle for my exploration of light and colour relationships. I am always excited by how light hits upon ordinary objects and turns them into something magical. I am most interested in the beauty found in small hidden corners.
About the artist:
Jackie Ziehe, born in England and raised in BC, Spent 40 years in the Yukon before relocating to Kamloops. As a water-based, mixed-media artist, she is intrigued by the light in the natural environment and how it affects the human psyche. Ziehe searches for and captures the beauty often hidden in the small corners of the landscape. Her paintings, developed from photographs and outdoor sketches, explore the tension between colour, light and mood.
Ziehe, a strong patron of the arts, was a founding member of the Yukon Artists at Work Cooperative. She also taught art classes and workshops for both children and adults. She studied under and was mentored by Canadian artists such as Gordon Smith, Norman Yates and Anne Meredith Baxter. Zieher’s work can be found in private collections throughout Canada as well as the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.
Jackie’s show will be exhibited in the main and hallway galleries from September 16th to October 15th, 2022.
View her upcoming show in our online gallery here!