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The Northern experience: to explore the wild places in nature, and preserve those places for generations.
Jennifer Caie is a professional artist who lives and works in Dryden, Ontario. She loves to explore the land of Northwest Ontario, and Canada, by every means possible! Her work is inspired by her love of time in nature. She spends part of each day gathering inspiration, and much of the rest of her time painting what she has experienced.
Working primarily in acrylics, Caie paints on a range of supports, including canvas, wood, and glass. She is available for custom commissions.
Jennifer Caie uses a range of approaches in her painting, from the application of thick, impasto acrylic applied with palette knife, to delicate line work. One of the defining features of her process is the application of multiple transparent layers of colour to the canvas. Working from light to dark and back to light, she often carves out negative spaces with opaque lights.
Like many artists who are inspired by the great Canadian Shield, her work is occasionally compared with that of the Group of Seven. "I find particular resonance with the early landscapes of Lawren Harris, with their sense of place, bold use of colour, and tension created between light and dark.'
Many of my pieces are directly influenced by nature. I spend time every day exploring and then painting what I've just experienced. The magic hours- sunrise and sunset- are especially precious to me. The low light time of day, casts a knee-high beam of sunlight. It creates warm yellows, pinks, and purples, even during the cold snows of winter. As a result of close observation at the natural world, modified by my imagination, my paintings are heightened with more vivid hues and movement.
I have also witnessed the harmful impacts of man on nature. I paint to preserve the wilderness on my canvas. Wild places such as these might not be here for long.