Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Jordan Fritz, and I am an artist residing on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. My work is heavily influenced by the landscapes of Vancouver Island and Coastal Canada, and as a third generation settler I must acknowledge the Coast Salish, and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples of Vancouver Island and the Coastal Mainland as the original keepers, and stewards of this land. As much of my work is based in these places, It is my wish to share the stories of these lands, and capture the powerful emotions that I have felt while visiting these places, with the hope that I might inspire, you, my viewers to find your own meaningful connection with the natural world.
For me, art itself is a process of discovery and healing. It doesn't come without its challenges, and it has not been an easy journey, but it is one that I believe is worthwhile. I hope that through following my own passion for sharing the beauty and stories I see, I can create important conversations, and bring joy to others lives through my art.
I work primarily in acrylic paints in an impressionist landscape style, but art is flexible, spontaneous and experimental, and so I like to keep an open label to my work. Alongside my art practice, I also love working with my clients as a graphic designer, surfboard shaper and repairs man, and woodworker.
I love hearing from my community, other artists and people who want to collaborate, I'd love to hear from you, please feel free to get in touch any time!
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Artist Intent & Statement
The process of creation, is a universal act of courage that has the power to connect and inspire individuals across cultures. As a painter, my brushes and canvas are the tools of creation, and they allow me to transform emotions, observations, and stories into tangible works to be shared with all people.
For me, creation begins long before the first paint falls on canvas. Creation is a healing response to emotions within, and the healing process begins by immersing myself in nature. Whether it be plunging into the mesmerizing waters off the Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island, wandering through old growth forests or climbing the snowy peaks of BC’s towering mountains, these sacred places are irreplaceable and provide healing that cannot be found anywhere else. In a time of social divide around the natural environment in Canada, my hope is to create art that evokes a sense of wonder to my viewers, telling visual stories that bring people, wild places and cultures together.
As an emerging artist in British Columbia, I am seeking opportunities that will allow me to continue to capture the stories of the Canadian landscape, bringing light to the history of Canada and the importance of protecting wild places here in our backyard and around the world.