Jae Dougall, Les Deux Amieux (1996)
oil on canvas
Harrison Gallery, Vancouver
May 28 - June 9
JAE DOUGALLcreates high-keyed oil paintings that are
dense with saturated colour and exotic still life content.
Her style moves between the representational and the
Impressionist, and incorporates both European and Oriental
subject matter. She composes her inanimate objects, which
she paints from life, to evoke emotions in the viewer
through the use of textures, bright patterns and analogous
Jae Dougall is the daughter of well-known painters
José and Leila Trinidad who are also represented by
the Harrison Galleries. The family moved to Vancouver from
the Philippines in 1969. Under the direction of her father,
Dougall began painting in oils when she was only 12.
Her paintings imitate her own dramatic life, which has
been full of travels and studies around the world. She has
attended the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser
University and the University of Madrid. Her travels have
also included Costa Rica, Mexico, Singapore and Europe.