Jewels is a Northern Ontario artist best known for her unique sculptural, multimedia, and impasto interpretation of nature scenes - layered and entwined with and an artists' eye and spirit. Jewels embeds organic material such as Lake Superior driftwood, stones, leaves, birch bark and twigs bringing the natural world into her pieces. Recently she is exploring how the permeance of resin over her pieces not only enhances the colour, it results in a glass-like timeless finish. 

 

Jewels was born and raised and still resides in Goulais River, nestled between the Searchmont Mountains and Lake Superior. From an early age Jewels developed a deep love and strong attachment to nature while scaling water falls, riding her horses bareback in the river and neighboring fields - chasing the sandhill cranes, climbing the surrounding mountains, writing poetry and sketching in the wetlands behind her home – all while absorbing earth's energy, exploring and observing - swimming in the richness of the area, as the textures, smells, sounds and images permeated her creative mind. Voices of the earth, its energy and movement, symbolic and archaic shapes speak to you when you experience her creations. Jewels humble earthy surroundings and deep connection with earth are the foundation, framework and the essence of her artwork.

 

Drawn by her love of the natural world Jewels studied both Fine Art and Psychology in order to deepen her knowledge and understanding of the world around her. Jewel’s work reflects her connection and relationship with the Mother Nature, her many years of academic education, a life time of experimentation and observations – of every moment and every experience, all rooted in nature. The Universe's energy flows through her onto the canvas, revealing the divine which lies within. Jewels believes that art is the collaboration of the artwork, the artist and the viewer. The message and composition are not completely intentional and lies within the unconscious. The viewers’ perceptions and emotions are subjective. Each work will have an individual meaning within its own relevant framing. Art is an experience which speaks its own language, a moment of magic and mystique. 

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