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About Jan Jenkins
I love light and color, word and rhythm. Growing up on an island west of Montreal where the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers meet and maple trees grow tall and sweet was the perfect setting for painting, writing, walking and rock-picking. When I left home, I moved to Alberta and where I worked in the energy industry in marketing. I've taken instruction in oil painting, watercolor and other media. I've also done commission work, painted and sold other works in my spare time. After retiring from a successful corporate career in Calgary, I moved to Dauphin, Manitoba where I now focus on my life-long passion - my need to express my self creatively through visual art, wearable art and poetry.
About Brian Erickson (aka "The Beezer")
Brian is my partner in life and literally the driving force behind River West Artworks, as I'm not able to drive a car. Brian is also very artistic and his creative interests include me as well as poetry, photography - signage on old buildings being his favorite, along with Pollock style abstract painting. That's how we met actually, through our love of writing poetry and belonging to the same writer's group.
"Brief Moments of Clarity", Poems and Writings by Brian W. Erickson, quickly sold out of publication, and for now can be found on the secondary market - another print run is being considered. Brian's facebook page "Beezer Chronicles" is a humorous reflection filled with dry witty observations on life and "The Beezer" has garnered quite the following on Facebook and elsewhere. The "Beezerworks" gallery on this page is being loaded with all of Brian's arty creations!