Wednesday 15 December 2021

Fox Lake, Cranberry Point - Yukon

Fox Lake 16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

The skies were very dramatic on my summer drive home from Whitehorse to my wilderness home on the Magundy River.  It takes me 4 hours to get back home - this view is on the North Klondike Highway.  I stop here often to view the lake - I loved the big stormy sky :) on this day


Friday 3 December 2021

Summer Solstice Fireweed

This painting is  new off my easel in the last few days. I painted it to spread some warmth and light into our dark world:) It starts getting light at around 10:30 am and the sun sometimes makes a brief appearance as it crests the hills across the Magundy River and then winks:) and descends.

The Winter Solstice is not far off and then we start going the other way. 

Acrylic on Wood Cradled Panel,  22x34 inches

"Summer Solstice Fireweed"

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Sunset Aspens - Yukon Light in the Boreal Forest

 Sunset Aspens Acrylic on Canvas 16x20

#boreal forest  #yukonart  #sunsetaspens  #jackiedowellirvine

Friday 5 March 2021

Tuesday 2 March 2021

More New Works March 2020

6x8" Acrylic on Canvas   Yukon Sunset

Autumn Fireweed 5x7" Acrylic on Canvas

Miles Canyon Autumn:  16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

 Winter Day- Faro Peak Yukon 8x10" Acrylic on Canvas

Thursday 5 November 2020

Artist Collection 2020/21 with Bula - Neck Tubes and Beanies

Another year of licensing my art with Bula -  This year the beanies have been added. These buffs are the warm thermal ones.  They are great for wearing in the outdoors. In the Yukon the temps get to as low as -30 and I love wearing them outside! They are warm, versatile and easy to wear.  I am so GRATEFUL for this wonderful opportunity to put my art on outdoor apparel!  I will be receiving my shipment soon and am very excited to deliver my orders.

Cranes on the Pelly 

Yukon Fireweed Burn

Northern Lights
Winter Sunset

Here I am wearing the Fireweed Set:)


Friday 10 July 2020

Summer 2020 Created in the Canyon Artist

Hello all, 

I am looking forward to participating as a Plein Air Artist in this Miles Canyon Event put on by the Yukon Conservation Society in Whitehorse, Yukon on July 25/26.  I will be making my Teeny Tiny Watercolours TnT at different locations in the Canyon and accessible to the public.

It is my hope that the people that may eventually purchase these little watercolours will mail them to "Someone they Love".  Our pandemic world has changed for us the amount of people we can see - close friends and family far away are not accessible at this time - the tiny watercolours come with an envelope and are on a deckled card- a meaningful communication/connection to those far away:)

Painting in my Front yard -the  Magundy River:)
I love sunsets:)
My Teeny Tiny's created during lockdown - daily in my cabin on the Magundy

A lighted forest path

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Bula Artist Collection

Bula is an outdoor winter wear company founded in Colorado and currently headquartered in Montreal. The company decided to pick four artists across North America to put their art on their buffs or neck tubes and the sweet thing is that I am one of the artists they picked!

The products will be available in early October worldwide on the bulabula.com website and in my area in Whitehorse stores


4 Neck Tubes were created with my art.
Northern Lights, Tombstone Mountains, Yukon Pond and Rose Mountain

The Northern Lights Buff will be used for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games as their official Headwear
I feel so honoured and grateful for these wonderful opportunities!

Thursday 14 February 2019

News .... 2019! Love and Light Exhibition

The Love and Light show is up and running until March 5th at Yukon Artists at Work Gallery in Whitehorse Yukon. I am thrilled to be one of the three artists involved in this show! Chelsea Ravensdale, sculptor  and Susanne Hausermann, fabric artist  are partners.    For those of you who don't live anywhere near - I am posting some images here for you to see.

I am grateful for the incredibly good life I am living! Being a channel for peaceful works of art with love and light is the greatest gift and privilege.  I hope you enjoy  and 
Happy Valentine's Day 💘all!

Me standing beside Susanne Hausermann's "Deep Vallery" 
in our show room at the Gallery

"Love and Light" 11x14 Acrylic on Canvas

"Sunrise" Yukon River 11x14 Acrylic on Canvas
Sunset: Pelly Mountains Yukon  11x11" Acrylic on Board

Mushing under the Lights 16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Thursday 7 June 2018

Keno City Workshops and Retreat June 18th to 25th 2018

I will be one of the artists in residence for this wonderful event!  

Come for a week of the arts and a retreat to this wonderfully historic place - home to colourful characters, stunning scenery and Yukon mining history.  A retreat for all to camp, relax, create, sing, dance, write and  enjoy the Yukon summer solstice at the Signpost Hill.   Evening activities, music, art and stories in Keno Venues and Campfires around town.

To register for this event here is the link:

  I will be working on a large work of art  with the theme of BEARS throughout the week. 
Part 2 to April's show at Yukon Artist at Work "Fearless in Nature" 
This show was all about overcoming my fear of the wildlife in nature, sharing my vulnerabilities and overcoming fears.  I hope to inspire and encourage others to do the same. 

I will offer  2 workshops  during the week. Painting Fireweed and Northern Lights on Small Cast Iron Fry Pans. There will be many other great workshops by 
my fellow artists, writers and musicians as well as individual mentoring sessions that you can sign up for with the artists in residence.

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Yukon College Workshop: Paint Winter with a Klondike Cabin

We had a workshop with a group of locals at the Faro, Yukon College Campus this Saturday past.  Paint a snow scene with a Cabin and the winter moon. We used 6x8 canvases and acrylic paint, chocolate cookies and coffee!

 I painted an acrylic painting a few years ago of this theme, which gave me the idea - it is shown below.  We had a great time and a lot of the ladies that attended this class have been painting for quite some time. Some of them attended a series of workshops I ran  weekly in 2013 - funded by Recreation Parks Association .  After the workshop series was over, a lot of them kept on painting ..... I love their enthusiasm & results!

Klondike Cabin 2013
 8x10 Acrylic on Canvas

The Ladies' Paintings - Beautiful!

Painted this one as a demonstration :)
8x10 Acrylic on Canvas


Sunday 12 November 2017

Forest Lover - North End Gallery Whitehorse

When I picked the theme Forest Lover for this solo exhibition- I had a lot of the paintings in my mind before I even started.  I love the forest.. It surrounds me, my home so it has permeated my sub-conscious.   Our cabin is nestled in the spruce trees  near a pond and by the river.  There are a lot of trees! aspens and poplar mixed in with those spruce and the occasional pine. The mountains are there but in the background- gentle old mountains not dramatic peaks but a comforting presence.

When you come off the highway you drive for a kilometre (half a mile) to get to our home.  On the left side the lane follows the river banked by the moss covered forest with lots of deadfall.  I often walk along the river. A few days ago it was so beautiful!  You could see the water running over the aqua ice as freeze up is not yet complete; hoarfrost over all the trees including the alder leaves and the sun was shining through them - they were glowing a burnt orange, painters know it as burnt sienna. A humbling experience it is to see all this beauty and then try to capture it with your paintbrush.  Of late, I have made a point to just go out and enjoy it.  My snowshoes will become regular attire now.

I started the work for this show on September 27th and took the show into Whitehorse on Nov. 2.  The roads were very bad - freezing rain mixed with snow on mountainous roads in the Yukon do not make for good driving. A few years ago I had a very bad accident on the highway so I find it hard when this time of year comes again.  I took my time driving, instead of 4 hours it took me 5 & a half. I thank God I made it there in one piece.

The paintings I hope tell their story.  Forest Lover I am and will continue to enjoy it's beauty.

Here are 5 of the 15 paintings in the show.  Will post some more in the next few days :)

Forest Floor Study at Magundy
11x14 Acrylic on Canvas

Midnight Sun Burn (near Eagle Rock)
24x36 Acrylic on Canvas

Yukon Pond Reflections
16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Foliage by the Magundy
11x14 Acrylic on Canvas

The Pond at Magundy
16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Thursday 20 July 2017

Paint Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia July 8 - 10th

Plein Air Painting At Peggy's Cove 
What a blast! I was on site all three days for this wonderful festival, Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th and Monday 10th of July between 10am and 5pm. I was born and raised in Nova Scotia and have visited Peggy's Cove but nothing prepared me for the experience of watching the phenomenal changes in ocean and sky that occurred daily over the 7 hours of painting. The weather was ever-changing from rain &fog in the morning to hot sun and wind in the afternoon.  It was exhilarating and inspiring to watch the water and sky change so dramatically and I did my best to capture its beauty!

I met so many nice people, from all over the world. At my easel I sold one of my Yukon Northern Lights painted on a fire-killed spruce wood cut from the forest near my home to a man from Bosnia who loved the aurora and a small painting study of a dory that was in progress on the wharf on day 3  to an enchanting 9 year old girl named Mitra who wanted to buy the painting right there  and as is! (her parents obliged :)  So encouraging! These are the experiences that make painting worthwhile! When your work moves, inspires and brings happiness to others. It was inspiring for me to see all the other artists works and I enjoyed meeting many of them.

Each Day's Work as well as studio pieces of my work were on view and for sale in the large Mongolian Yurt ( round tent) located a short walk from the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. I put a selection of Yukon art in the Yurt. There were lots of maritime scenes of boats, lighthouses and ocean- very beautiful for sure but I wanted to show them my beautiful wilderness, the mountains, northern lights and fireweed. I am a Yukoner now not a bluenoser :)

It was a great challenge to paint outdoors again and I look forward to another festival somewhere in Canada again next year!  If any of you have suggestions, I would be grateful if you would please let me know in the comments. For any artists interested the  Paint Peggy's Cove Festival of the Arts, was a well-organized, professional event.  The organizers were helpful, hospitable and supportive and I would recommend it to other artists as a great experience.  The ocean, scenery and people were spectacular! Best.... Jackie

 Day One by the Yurt:

 Day 2: by the Visitor Information Centre

Well, of course! .... the Lighthouse :)

Day Three about to begin on the Wharf

My Yukon!

These were some of my Yukon Paintings that Sold!