My first trip to Fairbanks, Alaska was in the month of November. It was 40 below zero just beyond the entrance to the airport. In a nearby river slough it was closer to minus 50. From that point forward, my landscape painting was influenced by an undeniable sense of awe and respect for the differences in daily life across the arctic.  My memory also goes to the nearly hypnotic quiet of the wilderness, a quality that I strive to express in this painting. 

- Jakki Kouffman

Final Rays, Wintry Lake

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

16" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Jakki Kouffman
St. Petersburg, Florida

Getting to Know Jakki

Jakki Kouffman manipulates paint in much the same way the the whirling desert wind shapes the land around her. The Sante Fe landscape painter integrates Fauvist accents with a great eye for color, all of which shepherds the viewer toward a vivid daydream of howling New Mexico winds. Her long-term series of acrylics is called “Rivers, Mountains and Sea,” and it portrays the idea of resistance and change in the land through bold colors, striking textures and sweeping gestures.