Moments of Nature - Canadian Artist Jake Vandenbrink


O my God, my soul is cast down within me:

therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan,

and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

- Psalms 42:6


Jake Vandenbrink was born in Ontario, Canda. Ontario is a province with numerous lakes and rivers, in fact, Ontario is a skanadario word, meaning "beautiful water". On its southern border, spread the Great Lakes, where Niagara Falls thunder between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Since early age, Jake found great pleasure in observing and portraying Nature. He lingered in Ontario's beautiful forests and lakes, marshes and fields, listening to the sounds of the wild, admiring the morning and evening sky, lost in the solitude and beauty of Nature.  Later, he would record his obervation with pencil and paper.

In earlier years, Jake worked in pencil, ink, and oils, later settled into acrylics. After many years of experimenting, he developed his own art style, which is both realistic  and poetic, fresh and gentle in colors, subtle and charming in light, well reflecting the solitary and serene beauty of the north country, which nurtured his spirit and art.

"I want the viewer to be emotionally involved with the scene, and be given the feeling of really being there." said the artist.

Jake is an active supporter of many conservation groups, and has raised thousands of dollars towards the preservation of wildlife and environment through his art.

Presently, Jake is residing with his wife in southern Ontario, whose wilderness provides an inexhaustible source of inspiration for him.


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