Shawn's paintings evoke the feelings of the West Coast, its shores and islands, ponds and lakes. She
makes frequent trips to the Gulf Islands as well as other destinations of inspiration, including the
Canadian Rockies and the Okanagan, always in search of material for her paintings. Her work is known
for its impressionistic sweeping brushwork, atmospheric colour perspective and strong use of light
Shawn Jackson was encouraged by creative parents to take up the challenge of painting
at an early age. Born in Victoria, B.C., Shawn studied Fine Arts at Douglas College in Surrey, B.C. and
participated in seminars and workshops with the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver, B.C. She has
been an associate member of the FCA since 1993.
Shawn's paintings have become part of many private and corporate collections including
Cominco Ltd. and Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. She is represented by a number of galleries in British Columbia.