My What, and My Why
Hi, my name is Jynae, and I create wood-based visual art using reclaimed wood and Razertip pyrography tools. My focus is mainly on Pacific Northwest landscapes and animals as I believe my work speaks to a collective that is forever longing for wild and beautiful spaces. I create not just pictures telling a story of our natural world, they are made from our natural world; in an earth-conscious sort of way. I take discarded wood headed for burn piles or landfills and flip it into organic representations of the places we desire to bear witness. With the current construct of our western society, being consistently immersed in mother nature isn’t always attainable for many; therefore my passion is to fill living spaces with striking reminders of what’s out there waiting for us.
My why is simple. I want to express, reciprocate, and instil a sense of love and gratitude for the natural world and the abundance of gifts it provides to us. I want to inspire movement towards sustainability and protecting our ecosystems. I want to inspire others to explore – through their own creative expression, or out into the great wilderness that surrounds us all. But first and foremost, I want to create with my imagination and my hands every single day, because it makes me feel fulfillment and joy.
I was privileged to be born into a loving, supportive family coming from a small farming town in the prairies of Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Needless to say, I did not emerge into this world surrounded by mountains or trees: quite the contrary. However, beginning at a young age when I did have the opportunity to visit the dramatic mountain-scapes of Northern America, my love and admiration for the west quickly became abundant.
I always had a knack for art growing up and eventually obtained a diploma in graphic and digital media design in British Columbia as a post-secondary education. I learned quickly that the corporate design world was in no way satisfactory to me, so I decided to abandon digital art and instead spend the better part of a decade (throughout all of my 20’s) traveling to as many places in the world that my savings would allow me. My choice to explore different parts of the globe would later inspire my art.
That’s where the name ‘Art and Airplanes’ came from. Years and years before I even humoured the possibility of becoming an artist, I chose the name as an umbrella term for a means of sharing my art and my travels. Once I did gradually make the transition into becoming a full-time, wood based visual artist, ‘Art and Airplanes’ seemed to stick; although now it’s (mostly) focused on my creative journey instead of my physical ones.
I have been practicing the art of woodburning (pyrography) since 2012, but only in 2020 did I begin to learn how to operate power tools and work with wood through the teachings of my incredible dad, Norm: a very intelligent, talented, and retired carpenter/farmer. Everything that I’m doing now, I attribute to the people that love and believe in me. I’m a product of every single person that has helped me on this journey and I’m forever grateful.
Jynae is an exceptional artist who possesses remarkable talent and unwavering dedication to her craft. Her artwork is nothing short of captivating, leaving viewers in awe with each piece she creates. What truly sets Jynae apart is her meticulous attention to detail, evident not only in the intricacy of her creations but also in the thoughtful presentation of her work. The depth and meaning behind her creations have the power to touch the hearts and minds of those who encounter them. The care she takes in packaging and presenting her art is evident, as each piece arrives impeccably prepared. Accompanied by a personal note and instructions for hanging and care, Jynae's attention to detail extends even beyond the artwork itself. It is truly rewarding to discover a distinct art style like Jynae's. Her talent, dedication, attention to detail, and thoughtful approach to customer service make her a remarkable artist to engage with.
I want to give a shout out to Jynae, whom is the incredible artist behind Art and Airplanes. I purchased a piece of art from Jynae called 'Carving Giants'. When I received the piece in the mail it was packaged extremely well, and what made all the unpacking worthwhile was finally getting to see the incredible piece of art in person! It hangs proudly above the fireplace for all to see and we have received several compliments on it. Another thing that impressed me was the incredible, hand written Thank-You note that Jynae sent with the piece. I can’t wait to purchase another piece from Art and Airplanes.
I would just like to mention how proud I am to display the artwork I received from Jynae at Art and Airplanes. It is truly amazing how she makes such wonderful artworks from individually shaped pieces of many different types of wood. Her precise work on each art piece is also carried through in the exceptionally personalized service you receive from her during the sales process, as well as the care she takes to insure her creations arrive at your home perfectly intact. Every customer care service in the world should have their staff follow Jynae’s guidance in her obvious love of what she does!
I have purchased Jynae's creations for myself and as gifts. Her artwork is as amazing and beautiful in person as it is pictured. To this day my parents still mention how much they love the piece I gifted to them. In addition, she is a joy to work with after purchase. Jynae is super responsive and transparent with any questions and goes the extra mile to make sure everything is properly packaged. My parents live in a fairly remote address and it arrived in perfect condition.
I saw one of Jynae's pieces online and was instantly quite taken with it. The textures of the wood, and the mix of colours really captured the spirit of the mountains. More than anything, it reminded me of home next to the Rockies. Everyone I've shown it to thinks it's a stunning piece, and I'm really happy to put it up in my home. I would recommend Jynae's work to anyone - and will be keeping my eye on her page for future pieces!
An original piece from Art and Airplanes has found a permanent place in my home and I couldn't be happier. The piece is beautiful and Jynae was an absolute pleasure coordinating with. It arrived meticulously packaged with a thoughtful, hand written card and I really felt the care of the entire process. The biggest problem is figuring out how to obtain a second piece when they all sell in seconds.
I had a wonderful experience purchasing art from Jynae - she was quick to respond to messages and I appreciated her attention to detail, especially about the shipping process since it was international shipping. Most of all she was very kind and lovely to talk to, and I can tell she puts her heart and soul into her artwork. The art piece arrived in perfect condition and packaged carefully with handwritten care instructions; it is now a prized one-of-kind statement piece on our wall. I would definitely purchase another piece from her if the opportunity arises!
Gorgeous art, that somehow looks even better in person. Jynae was incredibly responsive as we sorted out payment and shipping, and the art arrived quickly, with each part snugly wrapped in its own little cardboard enclosure suspended in bio-degradable packing peanuts. Handwritten instructing for care and hanging completed the package. Super pleased.
Jynae is such a talented artist and makes some wonderful pieces! I purchased an original artwork from her last year and am so in love with the piece. You can truly tell that she loves what she does and really wants others to enjoy her work as well. She has a huge appreciation for her art, and many other form of creativity, and is honestly just a great person to work with
I bought one of Jynae’s pieces as a Christmas gift for my parents because I wanted to buy them something beautiful, intricate, and handmade. I was not disappointed. Her work checks absolutely every box. It is original, locally sourced, sustainable, and made with a meticulous attention to detail. Jynae pours herself into absolutely every piece that she creates, carefully choosing different colours and wood types before crafting them into beautiful mosaics of outdoor landscapes, making a perfect addition to any home.
My partner and I received a collaboration piece between Jynae and Kamron, and couldn't thank them enough for the art. It was so well packaged and the hand written card and hanging instructions were very appreciated. When we look at the piece, we are just in awe with how much effort and love was put into it by the both of them. Plus there wasn't a single scratch on the art piece, so it shipped perfectly! Packaging was top notch.