Jasmine lived in the Philippines for a time, but grew up, for the most part, in Ottawa and comes from a long line of artists dating back many generations.
When she is not at theSpace, Jasmine loves to spend time outside horseback riding, because of the focus it gives her and the time spent with animals and being in nature. Music, reading and connecting on social media are some of her other favourite pastimes.
Jasmine finds art to be a key source of inspiration which helps her to face the day to day struggles one faces in life. She explains, “Art is important because it is a place for feelings, it is a way to inspire your own feelings and also awaken something from others”.
Her most recent work has been inspired by the world around her, with several works being created to support those in need. She hopes her subject matter will help inform others about topics such as homelessness, women's rights, war and equality for all.
This year's work showcases her expanding range as an artist and other artists she finds fascinating such as Weird Al and Amy Winehouse.
Jasmine hopes that when others see her work, they see the detail applied to each image, and perhaps pause to appreciate it and reflect.