Mary-Jean’s new oil paintings reflect the rugged landscape of British Columbia’s coastline. Her education in both fine art and graphic design play a strong role in the stylization of her work.
"The focus of my work is the exploration of looking inward when interpreting the landscape, the opposition of different forms, lines and colour to intensify each element’s dynamic properties. The study of contrasts between massive trunks and juxtaposing the most delicate of foliage, the blackness of a heavy-handed shadow intensified by playful strokes of light." – Mary-Jean Butler