Portland resident Jonnel Covault received her Bachelor
of Arts degree in art from Marylhurst University, Portland,
Oregon, in 1994, studying printmaking with Dennis Cunningham.
Her interest in nature began while growing up in
Marin County, California, and expanded while commercial
salmon fishing for seventeen summers with her husband
off a remote beach in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Being surrounded
by wilderness and beauty continues to inform Covault’s
work. The linocut images are meant to be visual reminders
that document a particular time and place.
Creating a detailed and layered space helps her
convey a personal impression. The tree silhouettes
evoke emotion and the abstract geometry