These undefinable places; removed from the source of their origins by experience, memory, and recording; are perhaps places that you have seen before somewhere else, too.
“In making my paintings, I hope that my personal visual language creates connections, touchstones, and entry points that remind you of a place you’ve been or a feeling you’ve had. Through that experience, art is a conversation that brings our solitary experience closer together.”
– Jocelyn Claire Burke
Painting abstract memories of visited and imagined places, people, and metaphysical resonances, Jocelyn Claire Burke is a Canadian artist working in oils and mixed media from a studio in the wilds of a Niagara Escarpment river valley between Toronto and Georgian Bay. By experiments in colour and mark making, she follows a trail and feels a sense of space until something like the sublime experience of landscape emerges from abstraction.