Landscape artist, J. D. Robinson, uses vivid light and contrasting colour to guide her viewers on an intimate journey of her local, British Columbian environment. Robinson’s work is realistic, yet her focus on contrast lends a surreal element to her acrylic portraits of Canadian mountains, reflections, and forests.
Permeating each canvas is her belief that light is an infinitely creative force that plays on landscapes; it’s constantly shifting and revealing a new perspective on a familiar place. Self-taught, Robinson began painting to express her personal and family connection to the mountains, a connection that was initially established through rock climbing, hiking, skiing, and a rural childhood. In this age of urbanization with a growing need to advocate for our environment, Robinson’s bold portrayals of her local landscapes encourage appreciation and respect for these natural places.