Jane Stryker paints with the passion of a woman bonded tightly with the
earth and the natural environment around her. Her oils reflect the
passionate reality of small creatures that interact with her in her
rural hermitage. She also works in wood to create "existences" that
reflect her fond admiration for Nature's many forms of trees.
"The forms I have created," she explains, "draw attention to the
variety, and the amazing differences in their (trees) figure or pattern.
These pieces reflect my changing moods, and they represent the love I
feel for trees."
She has included a variety of wood forms in this show and the exhibition
simply reflects her fascination with the diversity of these life forms
The oils, in various sizes, are all painted within the last twelve
months. "They are simply images of the fascinating local creatures I
have encountered," she declares.
Jane's use of colour is subtle, yet very dramatic. Her earth tones
are warm and embracing; her use of blue and green is striking yet most
settling. The combination brings a sense of wonder about the life forms
illustrated in her subject material.
Jane is well-known for her artistic works in the region. She has been an
exhibitor at Elizabeth's Gallery a number of times and is a former
member of the Goderich Coop Gallery.
"We welcome her return," says Madeleine Roske, feature artist co-ordinator,
"Jane Stryker will inspire friends as well as newcomers who visit to
view her new show."
The Goderich Co-op Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10am until
4pm, with a participating artist on hand daily to guide visitors through
the ongoing exhibits by the fifteen member artists.
For further information, call Madeleine Roske at 519.524.2074 and to
talk with the artist, call Jane Stryker at 519.529.7532