Pigments of Our Imagination

While looking to find common ground in the diversity of their work, Jan Corcoran, Bridget Aitken and Miranda Jones came up with a playful title for their group exhibition. ‘Pigments of Our Imagination’ perfectly expresses the joyful approach each artist brings to her subject matter and a shared passion for colour.

Artist Statement- Bridget V. Aitken: I never really know what the end product of any particular painting will be. I am open to the possibilities – even abject failure! I am willing to live on the edge when it comes to art making.
Sometimes disappointment can be vanquished with a single stroke – that is so exciting, so surprising. I didn’t plan to paint an aqua ground with White Cows finished with a flourish of red line – it is as if it just happened. I didn’t plan for Siren to merge, muted with the prairie grasses, the lines of her back undulating with the swell of land. I may start out with an idea, decisions made and unmade, my mind wanting to be in charge, but when my body is unleashed and my subconscious becomes my eyes, well, that is where possibility lies. It all matters very much, and not at all.

Artist Statement- Jan Corcoran: I approach each painting with a sense of curiosity as to what will happen next. I start with a few gestural lines before deciding on colours. I use acrylic so I can spray my lines with water and watch patterns emerge. As an abstract artist I am looking for interesting patterns, shapes and movement in the paint to work with. Adding more colour and turning my canvas using shapers to pull the paint thick & thin and work it into the canvas. Using oil sticks to create lines and texture. And finally oil paint to add depth and edit my marks allowing viewers to see my process and bring their own story to the work through the ‘pigments of our imagination’.

Artist Statement- Miranda Jones: While my process may vary, my quest remains constant… how to embody my passion and respect for wildness in my art. The more we humans impinge on the delicate dance of life on earth the more precious each encounter with wildness becomes.
Whether in my back yard garden or in some remote and distant wilderness, while I can never hope to contain nature using mere pigments on paper, it is hugely rewarding to at least try. As I create a new and imagined reality I become lost in the layers of paint. This process of distilling my delight and awe and manipulating my materials brings me completely and absolutely into the present and teaches me patience and trust. This is why I paint..and this is what I experience when I catch a fleeting glimpse of a tiny bird half hidden in foliage, a bouquet of wild flowers, or a fox as it slinks back into the forest riveting me in time and space!

Jan Corcoran 16 Almost Squares

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Miranda Jones Afterglow

acrylic on canvas
24 x 30″
2020

$1400
Jan Corcoran Aristotle’s Dream

mixed media on canvas
36 x 36″
2021

$1230
Bridget Aitken At the Foothills

oil
48 x 54
2021

$2600
Jan Corcoran August

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Bridget Aitken Before Time

acrylic
09 1/2 x 13 1/2″ image in 18 1/4 x 22 1/4″ frame
2020

$600
Miranda Jones Breathing Space for Daisies

acrylic on canvas
36 x 42″
2020

$2100
Chrysalis

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Jan Corcoran Digging for Clams

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Bridget Aitken Emerald Field

oil
48 x 48″
2021

$2400
Bridget Aitken Fading Winter Light

acrylic
48 x 48″
2021

$2400
Jan Corcoran Frank

mixed media on canvas
30 x 40″
2021

$1200
Jan Corcoran Going the Extra

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Jan Corcoran Great Balls!

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Jan Corcoran Is Anybody There??

mixed media on canvas
36 x 42″
2021

$1290
Jan Corcoran Jungle Venture

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Jan Corcoran Last Tango

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Miranda Jones Leafing Out

acrylic on canvas
36 x 42″
2020

$2100
Miranda Jones My Sweet Tangerine

acrylic and collage on birch panel
10 x 10″
2021

$520
Jan Corcoran Passages

mixed media on canvas
30 x 40″
2021

$1200
Jan Corcoran Red Line

mixed media on canvas
30 x 40″
2021

$1200
Miranda Jones Rosie Posie

acrylic on canvas
36 x 42″
2020

$2100
Miranda Jones Saffron

acrylic on canvas
08 x 10″
2020

$450
Jan Corcoran Seahorses & Seaweed

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Jan Corcoran Shades of Red

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Jan Corcoran Shadows

oil, acrylic and modeling paste
12 x 12″
2014

$400
Bridget Aitken Siren

acrylic
49 x 52″
2021

$2525
Miranda Jones Slightly Ruffled

acrylic on panel
16 x 20″
2020

$900
Jan Corcoran Summertime

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Bridget Aitken Sunset I

acrylic
08 x 12″ image in 17 x 21″ frame
2020

$600
Bridget Aitken Sunset II

acrylic
08 x 12″ image in 17 x 21″ frame
2020

$600
Miranda Jones The Fox with a Faraway Look

acrylic and collage on birch panel
24 x 36″ h
2021

$1560
Miranda Jones The Nonchalant Bear

acrylic and collage on birch panel
16 x 16″
2021

$850
Miranda Jones The Yellowhead

acrylic on birch panel
16 x 20″
2021

$900
Bridget Aitken Thundering Past

acrylic
08 x 12″ image in 17 x 21″ frame
2020

$600
Miranda Jones Timid

acrylic on panel
16 x 20″
2020

$900
Bridget Aitken Tulips and Goldfish

oil on canvas
40 x 40″
2021

$1950
Jan Corcoran Under the Water

oil on yupo on cradle board
09 x 12″
2021

$400
Bridget Aitken White Cows

acrylic
51 x 48″
2021

$2500
Bridget Aitken White Horse

acrylic
48 x 48″
2017

$2400
Jan Corcoran YAY!!

mixed media on canvas
30 x 48″
2021

$1320

SOLD

Jan Corcoran Beach Day

mixed media on canvas
36 x 36″
2021

SOLD

Jan Corcoran Break Thru

mixed media on canvas
36 x 42″
2021

SOLD

Miranda Jones Exotic

acrylic and collage on birch panel
05 x 7″
2020

SOLD

Miranda Jones I Found You and I Lost You All On a Golden Day

acrylic and collage on birch panel
16 x 20″
2021

SOLD

Miranda Jones Loud and Clear

mixed media on wood
04 x 7 x 2″
2021

SOLD

Miranda Jones Watch and Wait

mixed media on wood
04 x 7 x 2″
2021