Joan Turecki, Artist
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Terrace Art Gallery Opening - November 2018  
Shadows & Light Art Show
November 2018

“The generosity found in shadows and the temporal quality of light compels me to explore moments of change as they occur in Northwest BC landscapes. The appearance of a bear from the shadows, islands shifting in the fog or mountains rising in the morning mist evoke a deeper meaning, nudging my brush to paint.”

The inspiration for my show emerged from a yearlong collaboration with a remarkable poetry group called ‘Writers North of 54 ’ who invited me to explore with them, ideas connected to shadow and light. It was a provocative adventure that stirred new connections, touched a deeper awareness of light and shadow and motivated me to linger in the unknown to paint a glimpse of something I didn’t see.

Joan Turecki, Artist  

Northwest landscapes are imbued with a strong physical presence that envelops a person. I have been interested in painting landscapes that evoke this strong presence; creating a sensory memory of being there.”

Joan Turecki was born in 1951 in Vancouver, BC.

She studied at Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr School of Art and Design) from 1971-1974 and received a Master’s of Human Development with an Art Education Specialization from Pacific Oaks College, Los Angeles USA in 1997.

Joan’s paintings and prints have been influenced by the 30 years she has lived in Northwest, BC.

“Rivers, oceans, mountains, forests, and islands on the west coast have always inspired my artwork. The powerful, ever-changing landscape in the Northwest continues to draw me outdoors to paint. I recognize my personal curiosity in exploring change. Every seasonal change in the landscape offers me opportunity to see my world in new ways, to feel awe and wonder and to further deepen my love for this region. When I am painting on the land or water I am interested in the moment of change - the changing light, movement, sound or smell. My challenge is to try to capture this moment in paint.”