Jackie Trimper, artist
Meet the Artist
I am a visual artist residing in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, in Nova Scotia, Canada. I work primarily in mosaic and textile art, but also enjoy painting and experimenting with new mediums and processes.
Although I now live in Nova Scotia, I grew up on Prince Edward Island, where I discovered the wonders of sea glass as a very young child. As far back as I can remember, beach combing was always an exciting part of my life. We would collect unique pieces of driftwood, rocks, shells, and buoys that had broken from their traps in a wind storm. No discovery however was as thrilling as when the sun glinted off a piece of glass that had been tossed by the waves in the sand and gravel to form a smooth finish.
In 2008 my dad was building a cottage for my expanding family, so that we would always have a place to stay and continue the tradition of summer visits to PEI. When we were discussing the options for a privacy window between two of the rooms, he suggested I cover it with seaglass, and so it began – the quest to create my first sea glass mosaic. I did not know of anyone who had done something quite like this before, so I had to create my own process. With some experimentation, I completed a sample piece before venturing on to complete the window. By the time it was finished, I knew I had discovered an art form that would remain an integral part of my life.