JEAN TOKER (nee: Gordon)
Phone: 250-253-6965 E-Mail email@example.com
I was born in Chase, BC, and spent my childhood taking advantage of the wonderful lake in the summer and the natural environment filled with limitless time and youthful freedoms. I attended Chase Elementary and Secondary Schools. For the next 40 years I lived in Kamloops , BC, worked at a variety of jobs and raised my family.
In the 1970’s while I was raising small children I found myself with many hours of alone time in the evenings. It was during this time that I started to pursue an interest in oil painting. I read books and took a class to get started. Life, work, and family, kept me very busy and painting took a back seat to life for the next 30 years. Later, as time allowed my interest in painting took over and I enrolled in more classes in oil, then watercolor, then ink and oil rouge. I began to realize that there was no end to the learning process.
In 2011, I semi-retired to Blind Bay. A feeling of calmness and relaxation envelopes me when I near the lake. The soothing waters are definitely good for my soul and I think it inspires me to be more creative .
With the move to Blind Bay, I discovered the Blind Bay Painters. I joined the group, and realized that the opportunities to grow as an artist with the benefit of fantastic peer support were endless within the group. A class in Acrylic painting was presented and I immediately added another medium to work in. I am delighted to be part of such an interesting and diverse group of artists. With the support and encouragement of the Blind Bay Painters I entered my first showing with the group in 2013. My objective now that I am fully retired is to make the time to pursue all of my artistic mediums and to slow down and smell the roses. I continue to paint now with the Blind Bay Painters.