Shawn Jackson’s paintings evoke the feelings of the West Coast, its shores and islands, ponds and lakes. She makes frequent trips to the Gulf Islands as well as other destinations of inspiration, including the Canadian Rockies and the Okanagan, always in search of material for her paintings. Shawn’s work is known for its impressionistic sweeping brushwork, atmospheric colour perspective and strong use of light and shade.
Shawn Jackson is the second of five artistic children, all encouraged by their father, a landscape painter, and mother, a photographer/artist, to take up the challenge of painting at an early age. Born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1952, Shawn studied Fine Arts at Douglas College in Surrey, B.C. and participated in seminars and workshops with the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver, B.C. She has been an Associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 1993.