Chosen by: Sara Place
“I picked this because it reminds me of my dad, who is an artist. His parents, my grandparents, had a chance meeting with AY Jackson when he was travelling in BC’s interior back in the 1940s. Jackson painted where they lived, a place called Dog Creek, which is up near 100 Mile House. Jackson gave my grandparents one of his sketches and it hung in their dining room all the years I was growing up. I used to see the painting every Sunday night at family dinners at their house. I think Jackson’s work inspired my dad to become an artist.”
A.Y. Jackson, North Shore, Lake Superior, 1926. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Purchased with Funds from the Anne Eliza Winn Trust.
Sara Place is an art teacher at Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary, and regularly visits the Gallery with her students.