Mary Jane Jessen was born in New Brunswick and then moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1969. Her passion for painting and drawing led her to attend several art schools, including Victoria College of Art, North Island College Campbell River, and the Vancouver Island University. She graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a BFA in 2002. With her work, Mary has attacked the problem of climate change.
Mary’s work has a sense of spontaneity and freshness. Her color palette is very naturalistic, and you can tell that artistic thought went into each piece. Her work is very fun to look at.
This piece deals with the astonishing meltdown rate of mountain glaciers.
Drop in the salmon population due to pollution has had an effect on the orca numbers.