Jamie MacLean is a self-taught, admittedly late starter to the art world. He lives in East York with his wife, son and pet Corgi – Gibson (named after Gibson guitar fame). All family members have a strong artistic or creative sense – even the dog.
Working in oils, Jamie’s landscapes capture the emotion and sense of the outdoors. His paintings are about being alive and participating in life. His technique allows the viewer to “see” the wind, to “feel” the sun on a cold clear winter day, evoking the viewer’s memories and the energy that brings. If landscapes don’t make a connection with both the artist and the viewer they are just a pretty picture. His strong brush strokes, big colours and large shadows convey his energy and respect of a specific scene. He has taken workshops in both the Rockies and Algonquin Park, but finds learning through his own experiences more rewarding.
Jamie is an elected member (and chairperson) of the Board of Directors of the
Artist’s Network of Riverdale. His work is displayed at Koyman Galleries in Ottawa, Ontario.