Art is sacred to me. It's the souls voice. It comes from both a higher place and deeper place. My expression wears many hats; from wood sculpture, photography and painting to the abstract and the landscape. From the environmental and political to the spiritual and the beautiful.
My most recent works express the beauty of our landscape, the symbols of the creatures, the plants and the life around us. I try to depict the beauty and the sacredness in the everyday. Show the spirit in the mundane and ultimately give a voice to those that have none.
Jyne Greenley grew up in Scarborough Ontario. She started experimenting with painting and drawing at a young age, taking art classes with the Scarborough Arts Council. She continued her education at the University of Toronto Fine Arts program focusing on painting, printmaking and photography.
Her work ranges from abstract to mythical, landscape to portraiture; combining a variety of mediums creating unique, bold and evocative pieces. Jyne finds her inspiration from nature: the elements, cycles of life, sticks and stones, earth, water and the forests. It's where she finds her peace and strength. Her most recent works depict this inspiration, describing themes of nature as pure spirit, pure emotion.
Jyne's work has been shown across North America and Europe.
Some of the exhibitions she has been a part of are:
Women Art & Power, AKAU Framing & Art, Toronto 1993
Self-Portrait-auto-Portrait, A National Photographic Exhibition, Thunder Bay 1993
Juried Photo Show, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts 1993
Bear River Art Gallery, Bear River Nova Scotia 2002
Art for Cancer Foundation, Toronto City Hall 2012