Chanelle Jefferson is a contemporary artist from the South Shore of Nova Scotia. She is recognized for her use of line throughout her work as well as the spaces she creates for meaningful and conscious connection.
Chanelle's subject matter focuses on themes that connect nature, everyday observation and healing through her use of blind contour methods. She creates her line drawings without looking at the paper as a daily practice of meditation and mindfulness.
After graduating from Concordia University (Montreal, QC) with a BFA in Studio Arts and a minor in Environmental Geology (2021), Chanelle founded gallery and studio, 183 Lincoln Street (Lunenburg, NS). She has produced multiple independent projects including My Nova Scotia Cookbook (2018) as well as solo shows, Along the South Shore (2019), Connection Exposed Part - I and Connection Exposed Part - II (2022).
Her current on-going series of work, Connection Exposed, is a visual documentation of her healing journey through remembering connection, nature and observation. These pieces demonstrate and expose the shift from disconnection to reconnection through time, space and relationship. Each artwork shares an experience from childhood trauma, loss and pain to transformative healing, gratitude and acceptance.
Chanelle trusts that this work will find you at a time when it’s needed most within your own healing journey - that living with her work will create deeper connections and conversations for you internally and externally while reminding you to slow down and notice the beauty in the mundane.