Jaynie was born in Montreal and has always shown a strong interest in drawing and painting. Summers spent in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and later in Northern Ontario, has left her with a love of rural scenery and natural landscapes. Following a successful corporate career and raising three sons, she has been able to return to her first passion, painting. She works mainly in acrylic and watercolor. Her style ranges from realism to a more abstracted version of realism, influenced by a bold impressionistic use of colour.
She is drawn to the passages and cycles of nature in both rural and untouched landscapes. Our visceral response to natural beauty fascinates Jaynie, and she tries to capture those qualities that stimulate our sentiments and passions. Her goal is to convey the emotion, the impressions, and the feelings that speak to your heart, rather than the detailed reality of a subject.
Jaynie’s work is evolving towards a more abstracted view of reality through simplification of design, pattern and light. Bold and eye-catching colour is her passion, and she uses it to create mood, atmosphere, and a sense of being immersed in a scene.
She sees each painting as a celebration of life, and with each piece she strives to capture the beauty and peacefulness of our natural world.