Albert and Aggie Jackson
At seven years of age I started a journey with the Indigenous peoples of the Nuu-chah-nulth-aht. Our family frequently travelled from Victoria to Ucluelet, Port Alberni and Tofino to see our friends on the reserves. We did a lot of singing and learned to sing songs in their language which I still sing today. As my career as a professional artist developed I was compelled to paint the images using photos taken by my parents at the time. I have painted Albert Jackson several times as he was close to my parents. I was thrilled to find a drawing by Emily Carr titled "Albert Jackson" Ucluelet, B.C. displayed in the royal B.C. Museum. Knowing that Emily Carr walked these same villages, painted the same people and fell in love with the culture as I have, touches me deeply. We were on the same journey only in different spans of time. I still recognize the surnames of the grand and great-grandchildren that are carrying on the heritage of their elders.
|Exhibition:||The 80th Anniversary Exhibition|
|Technique:||Acrylic on Canvas|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Unframed Size:||36in x 36in|
Langley, British Columbia
Marilyn Hunt is a multi-disciplinary artist, who seeks to magnify the often un-noticed and simple things of the organic world. Her paintings are vivid and alive with texture and interest. She often blends text and her own poetry throughout her compositions.
"When asked about my work i describe it as "painting myself out of myself". My canvas becomes my diary."