Jen Clark’s paintings focus on the life cycles of living things and the role they play in a larger ecosystem. Through symbolism and metaphor she explores narratives stressing the importance of all natural life, the relationships humans have with one another, themselves and the environment. Jennifer grew up in Toronto, Ontario, spent her summers at Camp Kitchikewana on Georgian Bay and camped regularly with her family. It was through these experiences that her appreciation for nature formed. Her love for animals and the outdoors translates into her artwork and it is her hope that she can contribute to important conversations about the environment with it.
Jen has recently expanded her practice into painting murals. One is located in her studio, another was completed with youth and staff from the City of Surrey and installed in Surrey, BC, and one is in progress at the Profile Co-Working space in Gastown, Vancouver.
Jen’s academic years were spent studying at Claude Watson School for the Arts. She later graduated from Concordia University with a BFA majoring in Painting and Drawing and Art Education. She spends her time between Crescent Beach, BC and her studio at Parker St. in Vancouver. She has exhibited at the Surrey Art Gallery, Kimoto Gallery, Ian Tan Gallery and Concordia University, among others. She is a group facilitator with Thrive Art Studio supporting female artists and teaches workshops through the Surrey Art Gallery.
“I am drawn to Pacific Wild’s conservation efforts because the Great Bear Rainforest is a very special place that needs to be protected. I admire the efforts that the team at Pacific Wild have taken to build awareness about this place and I would love to participate in campaigns.”