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.

 

Drama Queens
Drama Queens
Drama Queens
Drama Queens
$795

Drama Queens

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

Blue Skies from Now On

24" x 36"

Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens
$795

Beauty Queens

24" x 30"

Girl's Nite Out
Girl's Nite Out
$295

Girl's Nite Out

12" x 12"

Confetti Tulips
Confetti Tulips
$295

Confetti Tulips

12" x 12"

Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad
$795

Fruit Salad

24" x 36"

Good Friends
Good Friends
$295

Good Friends

12" x 12"

Ladies Who Lunch
Ladies Who Lunch
$295

Ladies Who Lunch

12" x 12"

Salsa
Salsa
$295

Salsa

12" x 12"

A Star is Born
A Star is Born
$295

A Star is Born

12" x 12"

SOLD

Basket Case
Basket Case
$295

Basket Case

12" x 12"

SOLD

Evening Show
Evening Show
$295

Evening Show

12" x 12"

SOLD

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