Jan Rankin
Artist

Notes / Media

(posted on 29 Jan 2016)

I have been spending a lot of time over the last few months exploring the Gulf Islands of B.C. with my life-love, George. To my mind these islands are truly magical spaces of forests, oceans and ancient rock carved by water and wind. Galiano and Saturna are my favourites. Each visit is different and the landscapes offer something breathtaking and awe-inspiring every time regardless of the season or weather. We have been lucky enough to see transient Orca silently passing by while we sat on a bit of pebbly beach. The sandstone that surrounds each of these truly amazing islands is unique - nature's own artwork. Pocked. Shiny. Polished. Rough. Gouged. Rippled. Curled. Striated. From these visits comes my latest piece "Gulf Island Sandstone" a diptych created of acrylic and mixed media on high profile canvas. (each panel 20 x 20). Highly textured. Find it in My World Gallery.

Jan