2023 | Artist Life

Are you following my social media profiles? I hope so, because that’s where you’ll get the most updates about this rollercoaster of an artist life I lead. You can find images of my paintings on Instagram, a variety of art posts on Facebook, and my videos on YouTube. You can also sign up for my “Artist Note” that I send out every other month (the next one goes out in March), direct to your inbox!

During 2022 I wrapped up my “Call Me Home” collection of 9 oil paintings, bold and beautiful Northern Ontario Landscapes. During 2023 I hope to explore more oil painting, writing, and road trips! Here is an example of what I’m currently playing with in simple, calm, landscapes:

“Lake Louise, Breathe” oil sketch

This year I will also be working more as a Child and Youth Worker, along with guiding daily yoga classes and occasional workshops. My allotted paint time gets rolled into that schedule whenever possible. One of my intentions for 2023 is to let go of the struggle I experienced last year, and step more into the natural flow life has to offer. On that note, I will end this blog with a poem, and a painting below:

The Artist’s Heart

The artist’s heart

longs for freedom

an unexplainable

yearning

for space and time

to dive into the depths

of one’s

creative spirit

un-tamable

wild with god

channelling through

our fingertips

through our voices

our actions

our creations…

the artist’s heart

cannot be held

or chained

or owned by

anyone other than

it’s muse

human or nature or

whatever it may be

the artist’s heart

is deep, and complex

and confused by

limitations

It says to be

FEARLESS

unafraid to TRY

to always live

in ebb and flow

of creation and destruction

life

“Afternoon Sun, Revitalize” oil sketch (not complete)

Published by JenniferAnneBurke

Life-long yogini and artist. Child and Youth Worker. Passionate about Canadian road-tripping, camping, nature, and living life to the fullest.

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