Connections 1 630 x1280
This series focuses on Jeanne Wood's intellectual, artistic, and emotional journey as the wife of a man diagnosed with prostate cancer, and the perspective she gained as together, they transitioned from his diagnosis and treatment to his eventual recovery.
Almost a form of meditation, Jeanne found comfort in the repetition of simple circles, which represent life and death, the feelings of grief and fear, as well as the support they were given by friends, family, medical personnel, and strangers alike. The circular forms also relate to many aspects of disease, medicine, and biology. The cracked backgrounds and other textural effects symbolize the fragility of health and life.
These paintings are about life and survival and the connections between us all.
Self-taught artist Jeanne Wood is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. After many moves across BC, from the lower mainland to Kitimat, Jeanne and her family settled in Kamloops in 2010.
Jeanne works with a variety of media, including acrylics, inks, charcoal, and watercolours. She currently prefers mixed media because it allows her to incorporate textural elements such as pumice, fibres, sand, and resin in her paintings.
Her expressive paintings comprise a wide variety of styles, subjects, and moods, from naive blossoms and sophisticated, stylized landscapes to richly patterned and exuberant abstracts.
Jeanne's work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout Canada.