JAE DOUGALL

JAE DOUGALL


SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC

DOB: Dec-08-1956
Born: Quezon City, Philippines

About Artist:
Vancouver painter Jae Dougall, inspired by the modern Dutch painters, has evolved a unique and immediately recognizable style. Her compositions have a lyrical rhythm with tilting perspectives. Starting with dark grounds, Jae surfaces to light and structure. Experiencing her paintings is like being inside jewels -- if the facets of precious gems were curved. These high-keyed post-impressionist oils on canvas are dazzling. Fluid line and lush patterning are the dominant features of her work. In many recent paintings, Jae focuses on the design qualities of frontal nudes wearing jewellery and flowers in their hair. Her still lifes and interiors are equally impressive. In the tradition of Cezanne's use of multiple perspectives and Gaugain's strong line, she incorporates pottery and china with other still life objects on her ever-tilting surfaces. Her list of private collections is extensive: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Gurnsey Island, England, Washington D.C., Washington State, Florida, New York, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New Mexico, Arizona and South Carolina. Limited edition and paper prints are available through Winn Devon and Canadian Art Prints, respectively

Shows & Exhibitions:

  • 2003 Harrison Galleries, Vancouver
  • 2003 Harrison Galleries, Calgary
  • 2001 Harrison Galleries, Calgary
  • 2000 Harrison Galleries, Vancouver
  • 1999 Harrison Galleries, Calgary
  • 1998 Harrison Galleries, Vancouver
  • 1997 Harrison Galleries, Vancouver
  • 1996 Harrison Galleries, Vancouver
  • 1996 Forbes Park, Philippines
  • 1995 Mihalis Gallery, Boca Raton
  • 1994 Harrison Galleries, Vancouver
  • 1993 Mihalis Gallery, Boca Raton
  • 1992 Harrison Galleries, Vancouver

Collections:

  • many private and corporate collections around the world

Statement:
"The works I create present my unique vision of realism. I maintain a palette of predominantly pure colours, in keeping with the tradition of post-impressionism. I favour this particular era of painting because the post-impressionists ventured into the bold, the radical and the avant-garde. Blending in the oriental and exotic, I've created a balance of tradition and contemporary expression. A favourite form of art for me is the still life, which I represent for aesthetic value - believing in the power of inanimate objects evoking emotions in the viewer through the use of textures and colour harmonies."

History:
Jae Dougall received her education at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Madrid, Eurocentres-studied Spanish Language and Literature and from her distinguished painter father, Mr. Jose Trinidad.