"Action" Jaxon Jurome is an adventurer who enjoys the many outdoor activities that the Okanagan provides. From years of skiing, boating, hiking and exploring Jaxon has covered a lot of terrain and continues to enjoy adventuring into new areas. Throughout his travels Jaxon has always sought for a way to capture the beautiful landscapes of British Columbia and bring them a little closer to home.
Several years ago Jaxon did just that.
Coached and encouraged by his grandfather, Bill Jurome who is also a well-known artist and photographer in the Okanagan area, Jaxon took up painting. He learned to paint by emulating the styles and techniques of his Grandfather, The Canadian Group of Seven and the late Robert Genn. Over the years, Jaxon has developed his own style following the realistic approach. Residing in the sunny Okanagan Valley, he is constantly surrounded hot desert, bright skies and rolling purple and blue hills that are so iconic to the area. With so much natural beauty around him, Jaxon has no shortage of inspiration and prefers to work with vibrant colours that reflect the Okanagan landscape.
Often times, Jaxon will work from photos that he and his grandfather have taken over their travels. As a competitive skier Jaxon has spent ample time traveling through the Canadian Rockies. He finds great joy in trying to harness the sheer power and size of the mountains and express them through a relatively small painting that can be displayed in a living room. Jaxon has also spent many summers cruising and fishing off the west coast of BC. Coming from a hot arid Okanagan environment, the rugged seascapes are very intriguing to Jaxon and serve as excellent subjects for his art. Nevertheless, Jaxon's primary focus is painting scenes from the Okanagan Valley where he lives. With 4 different seasons, his palette changes throughout the year. Every painting is something new and somewhere different on the colour wheel. Between spring's blossoms, summer's sage, autumn's leaves and winter's cool, snowy blues, painting and living in the Okanagan is truly a blast!
Born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, Jaxon is a 3rd generation real estate agent working throughtout the Central Okanagan. Jaxon and his father, David Jurome, work as a team (Jurome Real Estate Group) with Macdonald Realty Kelowna. Prior to becoming a realtor Jaxon studied at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Earth & Environmental Science and a minor in Economics. Furthermore, Jaxon is both an Executive Member and "Active" (juried in) member of the Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. He continues to paint with his grandfather (Bill) every week at the family vineyard in East Kelowna. Oddly enough, they produce their best work painting side by side in the kitchen (as seen below). No fancy studio, no special art room, just close proximity to the FOOD! Often times they are accompanied by other family members who also love to paint. With 4-5 Jurome's painting in one room there is no shortage of criticism and no shortage of laughter!
For inquiries about art or real estate, contact Jaxon at 250-300-0375
Jaxon Jurome and Bill Jurome painting in the kitchen