Explore past solo and group shows.
A Sense of Place
2020 Foyer Gallery, Squamish, BC
“A Sense of Place,” is a collection of paintings that explores the diversity of Sea to Sky landscapes. Robinson is inspired by the fleeting movement of light and she uses acrylic paint to recreate the landscapes she sees in a bold, colourful and realistic style. From high snowy peaks to the valley floor, amongst mossy cedar trees, Robinson takes viewers on a journey through the familiar and invites them to consider their own connection to the land. Robinson’s series is a reflection of her own deep curiosity, sense of adventure and relationship to this place. Her own hope is that each painting is experienced as a window into the viewer’s memory, something that sparks an imaginative journey back in time.
Luminous Landscapes: Abstracted, Imagined and Realistic
Robinson’s “Sweet Air” series explores the diverse life of trees in British Columbia. This collection of paintings portrays forests of white birches, ancient cedars cloaked in thick moss, golden larches on mountainsides, arbutus trees overlooking stormy seas, as well as alpine evergreens in a blanket of snow. In one word, Robinson describes her time spent in the woods as, “rejuvenating.” From the shifting dappled light and the warmth of the sun releasing the sweet fragrance of pine, to the deep quiet and grounding stillness of the woods; the forest is a calming force. Robinson recognizes that it is easy to forget the feeling of inspiration she finds in forests when she is at home and too busy with daily life to get outside. Robinson’s goal in creating her series, “Sweet Air,” is to capture her experience amongst trees with her paint palette, and bring that same feeling of calm and grounding back home, and into the homes of others.People are genuinely interested in learning more about you, so don’t be afraid to share personal anecdotes to create a more friendly quality.
Climate for Change
2020 West Vancouver Memorial Library, WV, BC
Instead of focusing on the problems of the environment, "Climate for Change," switches the narrative and focuses on nature’s strength and beauty and our connection with it.
Rise & Fall
2016 Squamish Academy of Music, Squamish, BC
“Rise and Fall” is a story of landscapes transformed by the vivid light of sunset and sunrise. In the fleeting moments of sunrise or set, the light intensifies and exaggerates the brilliance and contrast of colour and tone. “Rise and Fall” is a testament to the grace and beauty that can be found in transitions, whereas in life, change can often feel awkward and uncomfortable. The art prompts a reflection on the beginnings and endings in one’s own life and explores the mixed feelings of loss and openness. Each painting reminds viewers that the old must be relinquished to make space for the new. Just as the sun must set to make way for the moon, every ending is also a beginning, and the feeling of loss eventually transforms into one of space and opportunity.
2015 Port Moody Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Jenna Robinson is a realist painter from Squamish BC who is seduced by the power of light to alter and define our perception of the world. She is captivated by the power of light to manipulate the colours and definition of a landscape and transform it into something completely unfamiliar.