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“Painting BC’s Wild”
Originally from the West Coast of BC, I spent my childhood growing up in the forest.
I knew at 5yrs old that I wanted to be a professional artist. My mother was a beautiful artist, she and my father encouraged me to pursue art throughout life.
After moving to the West Kootenays in my thirties to get away from the bustle of the city and into a more self-sufficient way of life, I decided to take up painting.
I sent an inquiry to Robert Bateman asking for a critique. He called one morning and went over my paintings. He was complimentary on my skills and ability, even saying that I paint like he does. He was shocked to learn that I had been painting for only two years, with no formal training other than my drawing classes.
I have always felt that a painting should be a subject of something not easily seen in life. A scene that may only exist in one’s imagination. It should give the viewer a feeling in their mind and in their heart. The feeling to surrender your senses to the wildness. In a painting.
|Joie Pare, Under a Watchful Eye||Joie Pare, Shared Spaces||Joie Pare, Shadow and Light||Joie Pare, Morning Over Mulligan|
|Joie Pare, Mine Games||Joie Pare, Escaping the Storm||Joie Pare, Autumn Blue||Joie Pare, 5K Christian Valley|
|Joie Pare,||Joie Pare, What Was (2015)||Joie Pare, The Old Feed Barn (2022)||Joie Pare, Shades of Summer (2023)|
|Joie Pare, River Monsters (2023)||Joie Pare, Left in the Woods||Joie Pare, Evening Heron (2015)||Joie Pare, Down Time (2022)|
|Joie Pare, Beachcombers (2020)||Joie Pare, What Was|