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JENNIFER’S FAVOURITES : LOCAL HERITAGE, FARMS, GARDENS AND FLOWERS: Jennifer Lawson

Mon. December 10th - Thu. January 31st The Gallery at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Duncan BC (All Ages)
The gallery is open for public viewing one hour prior to Theatre show times. Private viewing can be arranged by contacting the artist directly.
Opening: Thursday 1st January 1970
Free
Jennifer Lawson is a well known Canadian artist recognized for her beautiful watercolours of flowering gardens, charming homes, country farms and antiques. Their refreshing impressionism and inviting images are radiant with light and colour.

Jennifer was born in Yorkshire, and at an early age she began to soak up the brilliant colours around her, the warm tones rampantly spilling around country cottages.

Having studied and travelled extensively, Jennifer obtained two Honours Arts degrees from the University of Guelph and Georgian College. Jennifer received the scholarship for highest achievement and best student at the latter, before going on to study further at the Ontario College of Art and the Schneider School of Fine Art.

Her sense of colour is informed both by the warm tangle of English country gardens and the intricate patterns of Indian textiles. Jennifer’s paintings are in many private and corporate collections as far away as Japan.

Jennifer paints solely in watercolour on pure rag paper. A plein air painter, her art reveals her as an optimist who is absorbed in the beauty around her.

Her awards are numerous including Best Painting at Discovery 11 Exhibition in Toronto, Best in Show in Barrie, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Edmonton and Awards of Merit from the B.C. Regional Show. Jennifer was selected to attend the World Crafts Conference in Toronto ,1973, the Salon des Metiers exhibit in Montreal 1980 and was fortunate enough to study under Carl Schaefer (a Group of Seven Associate), Charles Reid(U.S.A.) and Zoltan Szabo, amongst many others.

Jennifer is also the founder of the 1st Studio Tour outside of Ontario, where her colleagues started the 1st tour in North America.

Jennifer was thrilled to be chosen recently as Bermuda’s Artist in Residence – and has just returned from a glorious winter there.

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Jennifer Lawson is a well known Canadian artist recognized for her beautiful watercolours. For over 25 years, Jennifer has been mixing pure colours with clear water to capture her intimate vision of a world of softened light. See Jennifer's work at the Log House gallery. more info
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The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division