gilakas’la / čɛčɛ haθɛč, We are deeply grateful for, and respectfully acknowledge that the lands upon which we and all our Central Island Artists work, live and play are the unceded traditional territory of Puntledge, Eiksan, K’ómoks, Homalco and Tla’amin first nations, and the Te’mexw Treaty Association.

Martha Jablonski-Jones, Paintings

Welcome to my cozy home studio in the heart of Courtenay!

Lately, I?ve been transitioning into a more abstract style, as well as looking at trees, especially the poplars I see on my frequent walks in local woods. ?So there will be fresh new work for you to enjoy. This also means many of my older paintings will be available at grab & go prices?there will be genuine bargains in what I?ll call a rummage sale clearance?one weekend only. It?s a great opportunity to find something you love at a price you can afford.

Many of my paintings are memories of places I’ve been. I’ve always loved to wander aimlessly through a town or city, taking in all its sights and sounds and soul, allowing myself to be surprised and intrigued. My preference is a place with a past, a little run-down and funky, softened by the wear and tear of human occupation. The years I spent living in cities gave me lots of opportunity to do just that, and to turn my impressions into paintings.

But there’s more–the clouds that frame the scene; the people who inhabit the cafes and streets; the animals that occupy their own other spaces. All these topics carry me into a world of colour, texture, and ambience, so that when I’m in my studio working, I’m actually far and away revisiting times and places that have moved my heart, which I hope to share with you.

I have studied Fine Arts at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and have shown in numerous venues and galleries around the Southwest coast, including a recently completed series of shows in metro Vancouver. I continue to work and show from my Courtenay home studio.

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