Jill Charuk

I love colour, and lots of it. Living on the northwest coast I have had my fill of grey skies, cool blues and an overabundance of soggy greens. I decided very early to saturate my canvases with pure brilliant pigment. Orange, mauve or red skies descend over purple shadowed trees and chartreuse grasses. I am constantly pushing myself to take bigger colour risks while still maintaining a “readable" landscape.

Each painting contains an emotion that I am trying to convey, largely through the use of colour - how hot that day was, how cool the shadows were and how richly coloured the wildflowers were. All manner of roads, trails and paths, quirky buildings and the occasional dog intrigues me. On a grey day, I enjoy buying a big bouquet of flowers, both for painting and filling up my studio. A successful painting is one where I captured the mood and shared the emotion. I wish for them to be arresting and yet restful. Alone and in front of the easel, I try to “get out of the way”, that is, step aside and let the colour just spill out onto the canvas in big juicy brushstrokes.

Night Moves
Night Moves
$475

Night Moves

24" x 20" x .75"

Annabelle
Annabelle
Annabelle
Annabelle
$640

Annabelle

12" x 12"

Mango Gelato
Mango Gelato
$595

Mango Gelato

24" x 24"

Bridget
Bridget
$1,295

Bridget

36" x 36"

Midnight Blues
Midnight Blues
$475

Midnight Blues

24" x 20" x .75"

Reddy Or Not
Reddy Or Not
Reddy Or Not
Reddy Or Not
$360

Reddy Or Not

12" x 12"

Voila
Voila
$595

Voila

24" x 24"

Bees Knees
Bees Knees
$595

Bees Knees

24" x 24"

Entourage
Entourage
$425

Entourage

18" x 24"

Poppies & Pears
Poppies & Pears
$895

Poppies & Pears

24" x 36" x 1.5"

Blue Skies from Now On
Blue Skies from Now On
$795

Blue Skies from Now On

24" x 36"

Drama Queens
Drama Queens
Drama Queens
Drama Queens
$795

Drama Queens

24" x 30"

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