Jolene Mackie is an artist living and working in Kelowna BC. Her current series of work bridges her fascination with the beauty in the world around us, and the magic of the human imagination. By exploring these themes Jolene takes the opportunity to reflect on the brevity of human existence, and find joy and whimsy in the imagination. It is easy to be humbled by the human experience – while art and culture is something that can ground us in the present moment, and allow us to truly appreciate our world.
For this most recent body of work, Jolene is choosing compositions that start to reveal the process of her painting. By slowly building smooth colour transitions, and building whimsical narrative places and objects in her paintings, the viewer can experience the joyful and calm state they are created in.