Sometimes I feel that I may have been born with either a pencil or paintbrush in my hand. Ever since I can remember, I have loved drawing and painting which seemed to become my destiny from an early age. As an only child I remember spending a lot of time being curious about nature and animals, as many kids are, but I was always compelled to draw or paint what I saw. Living near a creek allowed me to wonder off and see what was down there that might capture my interest.
Once I grew older I turned my attention to architecture which gave me a new passion to pursue however in later years my love of nature and landscape resurfaced, and I found myself immersed in painting landscapes, first in oils and later in acrylics, which is my choice of medium today.
Gradually introducing more detail into my art, I began to find an audience that appreciated my work and how they could relate to the images. Over the past 34 years, my work has mainly focused on subject matter that includes serene, scenic vistas, especially that of lakes, rivers, forest and the Rocky Mountains. Much of my art has been shown in galleries in both my native Ontario as well as Western Canada.
I try to present viewers with scenes that are relatable, where they can picture “being there” or perhaps remind them of somewhere well known that they have seen before. All of my art is inspired by my own experiences, and I look forward to finding new subjects or new ways of portraying familiar ones. ~ @jakevandenbrink.art
In The Autumn Air
Like A Dream
Shades of Fall
At First Light
The Quietest Moments
The Simple Life