Jeremy Down has an extraordinary way of creating his breathtaking abstract-three dimensional paintings. You won’t find him working in an art studio, but if you want to witness him creating, you’ll have to ski to summits, canoe through thunderstorms or hike to mountain tops.
Down is an artist who derives his inspiration from the natural world, delving deep into himself and the landscape to produce his remarkable works. He has an artistic relationship with the mountains and lakes around his home in British Columbia. The surroundings has helped him produce some amazing work, but it has also nearly cost his life.
We encourage you to watch this inspirational video about his artistic journeys in the wilderness:
Crossing Over: The Art of Jeremy Down from Mike Bernard on Vimeo.
While Down has softened his dangerous art expeditions as he’s grown older, he still climbs mountains and paddles in winter – just much closer to shore.
Jeremy Down's work can be seen at The Museum of New, beginning on April 8th until May 13th at the exhibition of the New New Painters.