Jocelyn Duchek is the owner of Jocelyn’s Fine Art Gallery in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. The gallery is home to several resident artists including Ducek herself, who has recently been working with the media of alcohol ink and acrylic paint.
I really like seeing the contrast in Duchek’s artworks between her acrylic paintings and her alcohol ink works. Her acrylics achieve a realistic, smoothly detailed look that presents scenes both urban and natural in a beautiful light. Her ink paintings on the other hand, are far more illustrative. Duchek does a good job of using the necessarily free-form medium to create colorful backgrounds that she then reins in with line art.
Other artist represented by the gallery include oil painter Jan Layh, wood sculptor Chris Nakoneshny and bead artist Ganna Stalneko. While each artist works in a strikingly different style with different media, it’s interesting that I can still spot a thread of relationship between these works. Something about the overall tone of the gallery’s artists is neatly cohesive.