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Into the Wind

Jan Jenkins

15 January 2021 to March 30 2021

Jen Jenkins Floating in the Wind #20

Artist Bio & Statement

Originally from Quebec, Jan worked in Alberta’s energy industry then moved to Manitoba where she now creates original art for smaller spaces and wearable art for that unique look.  Jan uses pen and ink, linocut, acrylics and other media in her creations.  She connects with Canada’s arts community through several arts organizations, displays her works in group and solo shows around Manitoba, and sells her creations through galleries and online. “My greatest joy is creating visual art from patterns around me – the rhythms of line, shape, color, contrast.  I lose myself in the creative process, its flow translating to visual imagery.”

“Into the Wind” is a series of artworks and poem that are based on the artist’s recurring dream. In the dream Jan rises from the ground and flies over land toward distant horizons. The dream is powerful and represents freedom from fears and anxiety, courage to experience unexplored new horizons, remaining calm and confident while faced with the unknown and hopeful of new beginnings. The “In The Wind” poem and art series explores her initial pen and ink zenwork “In The Wind”.


Artist Conversation Series: Jan Jenkins | Dana Kletke

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5 entries.
Earl Graham wrote on March 2, 2021 at 12:52 pm:
Good work Jan, I got lost in the patterns👍.
Jackie Turnbull wrote on February 24, 2021 at 12:26 pm:
Beautiful patterns. I especially like the dragonflies.
Barbara L'Abbe wrote on February 23, 2021 at 8:52 am:
Such beautiful and dynamic patterns Jan. I love your work and this is a wonderful exhibit of it.
Michelle wrote on January 21, 2021 at 11:53 pm:
Love your work Jan!
Ivan Wasylyshen and Kathie Leier wrote on January 15, 2021 at 11:01 pm:
Jan, hearty congrats on your exhibition with the Manitoba Arts Network. Good job and keep it up. Hope to see you on the trails in RMNP this summer!