Jean-Pierre Jacquet

Artist Statement:

Painting in the field is where I react to the environment around me, where I observe and collect
information, where I absorb the complex beauty of the natural world. When an image has
distilled in my mind, my initial idea or reason for reacting to the subject becomes clearer. I am
free to orchestrate the composition to communicate that abstract idea. The paintings move
further away from documentary and more in the direction of poetry. I don’t know if I paint more of
what’s there in front of me, or less of it. My approach is an invitation for the viewer to eavesdrop
on my conversations with places I have visited and discovered, from the majestic to the

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