Raised in North Vancouver, Jolayne Devente has a special connection to the West coast landscape. Jolayne’s youthful explorations repeatedly drew her into the forest that was just beyond her back door. Tall cedars protected and camouflaged a rich West Coast creek habitat that gradually became home to discarded shopping carts and cast-off building materials. These invitations for imagery were repeatedly extended to Jolayne. Her acrylic impressions both refresh and reflect the viewer’s perspective.