Jennifer Bass

I am from a family of artists, so I took drawing lessons before I could read (though I also read a lot). Even though I grew up in the mountains of BC and will always miss them, I feel I’m very lucky to now live in such a beautiful area that’s so near the ocean. I’m steps from a gorgeous path where I can take my dogs and loads of photos, so I will never lack for inspiration. The house I moved in to had a gigantic attic, which I am slowly turning into my dream studio.

I graduated with a B.A. (Art) from the University of Lethbridge, and an M.A.(T) in Hebrew Bible from Acadia Divinity College. I’m currently working on an M.A. in Canadian Studies through the Université de Saint-Boniface. A researcher and explorer at heart, I am constantly studying and investigating whatever I’ve become obsessed with lately. Academically, that is the First World War, religion, remembrance, and propaganda. Artistically, that is printmaking, impasto oil painting, and diffused watercolours.

I work mainly in oils, chalk pastels, charcoal, and reduction lino prints. I like playing with textures, negative space, and subtle colouring. I tend to make semi-abstract works that highlight painterly marks, especially when made with a palette knife. I also do some graphic design work, mainly of t-shirts, patches, posters, and fabric patterns.  

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