Artist Statement

Artist Statement

The play of light on form which turns the common into the extraordinary is what inspires my work. Painting knives and buttery oil paints are used to create broad strokes of colour that make the viewer want to lean in closer to see or to reach out and touch the texture of the surface, which is almost sculptural.

Water has always had its appeal and I enjoy the challenge of creating that shifting, reflective surface, especially in an impressionist technique. The clean lines of traditionally built wooden boats contrasting against the fluid background capture my imagination and fuel my knowledge of the past with my vision for colour and movement. 

I let impressionism and abstraction lead when necessary and at other times, I pull in with tight, representational detail.  I grant myself permission to experiment, to be creative and to be myself.  In that way, I ensure that my work remains fresh and interesting.


Jeanette Jobson is a visual artist who lives and works in Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.  She was born in Nova Scotia, grew up in Newfoundland, and lived in Ireland and the United Kingdom for fourteen years, before returning to the province in 1988. She studied fine art under Tom Greenshields, R.A., in the UK, with an emphasis on classical drawing techniques.  

She has continued to expand her technique in painting through a variety of mediums, with her work evolving over time into its current mix impressionist techniques and use of a palette knife.

Jeanette has devoted time at the board and mentor levels to the local and international arts communities. She also offers workshops in classical techniques of drawing and painting for beginners and advanced artists.

Her work is in the collection of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and has been exhibited in The Rooms as well as being in private collections  in Canada, USA, England, Australia and New Zealand. 

Her work is represented by Peter Lewis Gallery and The Baccalieu Gallery in Newfoundland.

copyright  (c)  Jeanette Jobson 2019