“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.”