By Heather Hawkshaw
The drawings and paintings of Jane Everett explore portraiture, figures and the landscape. Through each genre, she investigates the emotive qualities of light and shadow and memory’s role in perception and recollection. Currently, Everett casts her eye to the waters of Mission Creek in her home of Kelowna, British Columbia. Her oil paintings peer into the surface and depth of the creek. The reflections, water ripples and spawning salmon create a recognition in the viewer of that moment in their own contemplation when the complexity of the surface of the water becomes as important as that which lies beneath. This work is part of a group exhibit, Landscape & Memory: Six Okanagan Artists, first presented at Calgary’s Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, and then at Kelowna’s Art Ark. The exhibit travels to the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan in Penticton, 250-493-2928, and shows July 9 through September 4. Everett is represented by Art Works Gallery, Vancouver; Hampton Gallery, Kamloops; The Art Ark, Kelowna; and Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary.