Local artist Pashan Bassett was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and has spent most of her life between Paris, France, and Northern British Columbia. Her work mirrors both the influence of the French Impressionists and the Group of Seven’s mastery of northern light of the Canadian wilderness. Pashan’s paintings have appeared in galleries in Vancouver and Paris, including Les Independents in the Grand Palais and the Salon d’Automne, and the Kenneth Heffel Gallery of Fine Art in Vancouver.
I paint because the journey of a canvas into a painting suits every aspect of my being. The challenge of trying to translate the ephemeral moment is both inviting and daunting. I love light. I find the essence and transcendence of the subject in the light. This is what I’m trying to capture.