TREASURE ISLAND #19
Artist: Jennie Wang Catton
acrylic on wood panel
24 x 24 inches framed
Jennie Wang Catton was born in Xi’an, China and has been living in Metro Vancouver for almost two decades years. Jennie has a strong interest in visual art since childhood, but only until spring 2013 did she start her journey in art at Emily Carr University and earned the Certification of Advanced Painting in 2017. She then continued her full-time career as an artist and became a member of the Federation of Canadian Artist and a member of Chinese Women Contemporary Art Association. She is also a permanent member of Chinese Canadian Artist Federation in Vancouver and has been serving on the board actively.
During the past few years, Jennie has been a prolific painter of abstract works. She uses oil, acrylic and mixed media. Her paintings came from her own imagination that has been building up since her childhood and were influenced by her readings of the world and humans around her. She tends to interpret her surroundings and attempts to unlock the spirit of her subject or imagination as opposed to re-creating the visual reality we may see before us. This has resulted in Jennie’s taking on a variety of styles and such as realism, semi abstract or abstract.
Currently Jennie lives in the beautiful Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada and works in her studio close to her home.
The mystery of life “Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? How do we connect with the world around us? Every morning, when we look into the mirror, are we really looking at the real us?” When we walk on the street or in the nature among trees, plants, dirt, rocks, water, ocean, lake, river, and animals. It doesn’t really matter, because I believe we are all the same and we are all here for a reason.
Enjoy every moment for being alive, being able to see, being able to feel, and being able to listen. Enjoy the life surrounding us. Trees are not only trees, rocks are not only rocks, and animals are not only animals. We are all united together as one mystery of life.
MY work is combined with different forms and textures. Some of them may look like figures of human or animal or other things you can never name. But it doesn’t matter. Feel the emotion, feel the move, and feel the mystery. I prefer to use mixed media, acrylic and oil in one painting, sometimes I even use charcoal or pastel to create a complex image.