How Five Years Fly By

In 2015 I took a trip to Jasper, Alberta, that changed the direction of my life and art. I started painting the Rocky Mountains, and selling my work. I started hosting 2 shows a year, doing custom paintings, and planning trips and projects to help propel my art-career forward.

Mountain Tree cropped

In the last five years I have made two trips out west (one to Alberta and one to British Columbia), multiple trips up north (camping at Lake Superior and Killarney Provincial Parks), and come to love and appreciate my local landscapes along Lake Ontario and the rolling hills of Northumberland County. I planned a trip to Iceland for an art residency, that I was unable to follow through on in October of 2019, but hope to one day re-assess that dream. Overall, life has been good.

rocky mountains banff juried show

My work has been shown locally at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Campbellford Library, Colborne Art Gallery, Art Gallery Northumberland’s Shop on 3, Belleville’s Parrott Gallery, Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop, and in the Cobourg Waterfront Festival. Round Hill Studio in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, still carries a variety of my prints. I have painted 14 custom paintings since 2015; and sold almost 40 other original paintings. THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who supports the arts, values this creative work, and who has my art hanging in their homes.

studio jasper (2)

We have now arrived at 2020. Where did those last 2 decades go; and what lies ahead? For my art, I do not know. Yikes! I know I need to travel again, I need a new project to focus on. Likely a camping trip next summer (Bruce Peninsula?)… and otherwise I will just keep dabbling as my heart desires.

Cheers to another 5 years, another decade, and hopefully another 20 years of creating!

Published by JenniferAnneBurke

Yogini since I was 17. Certified yoga instructor since I was 24. Totaling over 20 years of experience. Thousands of hours of practice, teaching, learning, sharing, loving, growing. I believe yoga needs to be made accessible to all people, even if that means simply practicing breath work. My business is named "The Gentle Way of Hatha" because from my personal experience it is the gentle practice that has been the most liberating, and what I wish to share with others. The essence of yoga: inner peace. Finding your calm in the chaos of life. Artist my whole life. Failed OCAD (well I didn't really give it a chance, I dropped out after one semester). Continue to create regardless. Check out to view my work. I love to travel, and hope to make it to Iceland in 2020 for an art adventure.

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