Jessica Tamlin

The Creemore artist mines the emotional connections we make with the landscape and landmarks around us.

March 29, 2022 | | Artist in Residence

Creemore artist Jessica Tamlin distills the world around her into soft, silky-looking gouache landscapes, many of them only about six inches square. These diminutive canvases pack an emotional punch, though, as locals realize Jessica, who grew up in Mulmur, has captured not only their favourite country walk or hilly view, but their feelings about them. “Sometimes we are so busy we don’t stop to look at the fields we pass every day. When I paint them, people will say, ‘Oh, I really love that field,’ or, ‘I know those trees.’ That’s what I’m aiming for.” (She couldn’t resist a more broadly known local landmark in Hockley valley, the fictional “Rosebud Motel” of Schitt’s Creek fame.) Jessica and other Creemore artists exhibit their work at Stonebridge Art Gallery in Wasaga Beach, April 2 to May 28.  jessicatamlin.com

Our Tree in Summer 7" x 5" Gouache on paper ~ by Jessica Tamlin

Our Tree in Summer 7″ x 5″ Gouache on paper ~ by Jessica Tamlin

New Day 5" x 7" Gouache on paper ~ by Jessica Tamlin

New Day 5″ x 7″ Gouache on paper ~ by Jessica Tamlin

Sprigs of Hope 6" x 6" Gouache on paper ~ by Jessica Tamlin

Sprigs of Hope 6″ x 6″ Gouache on paper ~ by Jessica Tamlin

Rosebud Motel 6" x 6" Gouache on paper ~ by Jessica Tamlin

Rosebud Motel 6″ x 6″ Gouache on paper ~ by Jessica Tamlin

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Tralee Pearce is an associate editor of In The Hills Magazine.

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