March 23, 2015


Jessie Dunlop (b.1988) is a visual artist, with a background in archaeology and museums. This fascination with the past is evident in her art, and the stories that are told upon the canvas.

Dunlop’s work has been described as “otherworldly” and is peopled by characters and strange landscapes, drawn from her imagination. Originally from England, she now calls Penticton ( British Columbia, Canada) home. She is inspired by history, old photos, and half-remembered stories from her past.

Artist Statement

“I have always been fascinated by stories from the past. As a student of archaeology I worked to piece together the history of our ancestors, from the debris that they left behind. This fascination with storytelling is evident in my work. Characters grow and develop with each brush stroke. Inspiration comes from old photographs, dusty books and daydreams. I am happiest with a paintbrush in my hand, watching as the canvas comes to life.”

Group Shows

PSTCRD (2016) Saint Gemain Cafe + Gallery (Penticton BC)

Drawn (Members Show 2016) – Kelowna Art Gallery (Kelowna, BC)

Crossing Lines (2016) – Tumbleweed Art Gallery (Penticton BC)

Portraits of Imaginary Friends (2016) Saint Germain Cafe + Gallery (Penticton, BC)

Motive (2016) – Tumbleweed Art Gallery (Penticton, BC)

Works on Paper (2015) – Art House (Penticton BC)

Two Hundred (2015) – Saint Germain Cafe + Gallery (Penticton, BC)

Jessie Dunlop - Visual Artists - Penticton - Okanagan - Canada

Dunlop at work during a “Muse” art session at Art House, Penticton. Photograph by Nicholas Vincent.


 Art House Penticton Studio

The Tumbleweed Gallery Artist Collective

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