HOOPER, Jacqueline




Author Tags: Art, Outdoors

Jacqueline Hooper (Hugo), as coordinator of the Brock House Hikers in Vancouver, has self-published Hiking in Colour ($), a slim collection of 67 pastel paintings and explanatory text to depict and describe some of her favourite hiking locales around the Lower Mainland, such as Hollyburn Mountain, Belcarra Park, Stawamus Chief, Lynn Creek, Mt. Strachan and St. Mark’s Summit. It opens with an image of the cabin that belonged to the late Jack Rockindale, one of the Hollyburn oldtimers who built about 150 cabins on the mountain. Hooper has recorded many of the Hollyburn cabins in pastels, selling them to the owners, keeping them in her files, or donating them to the West Vancouver Archives. “Each cabin is photogenic,” she says, “usually log-built with cedar shake roof and a signature wood pile ready for the chilly winters.” Born in 1927, Hooper studied at the Vancouver School of Art and has exhibited her work since 1972. She also self-published a collection of five stories, Big Ken.

BOOKS:

Hiking in Colour (Trafford, 2006) 0-9780741-0-6
Big Ken (Trafford, 2007).

[BCBW 2007] "Outdoors" "Art"