Vast Lands ~ Art Show

Mark  your calendars for July 15th, when Jennifer Trefiak and I introduce our newest collection of paintings at “Vast Lands.” Please drop in anytime between 1-5pm at St.Mark’s Church in Port Hope.

The show is inspired by Canada’s water, land and skies. Paintings will include landscapes from the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay, Frontenac, Gatineau, and Drumheller.

You can follow our Facebook Event Page for regular updates: Vast Lands.

We look forward to seeing you there! Last year “Earth and Sky” was a wonderful success. We are so fortunate to live in a small community that supports the arts. Remember we always have something for every budget; and if you just want to come say hello, and talk art, we appreciate that too!

You can also follow our Facebook Pages: Jennifer Anne Burke and Jennifer Trefiak.

See you soon!

Hoodoo Fun

Imagine my amazement, as a Canadian artist, when a grade three class from Alberta contacted me about my Hoodoo paintings. They were studying Canadian Art as part of Canada’s 150th, along with studying the Hoodoo rock formations- so naturally my work spoke to them.

Since they contacted me on April 11th, we have exchanged about a dozen emails, and we even met one another via webcam on May 12th. I believe it was a fun and exciting month for us all!

I was so amazed by their questions, their interest in learning about art, but also in creating art. They had so many ideas: to paint cheetahs, kitty cats, dinosaurs, dragons, and the elements. When they sent me photos of their final paintings (of the Hoodoos) it literally brought tears to my eyes, I felt so happy and proud of them for creating these incredible works of art (only in grade 3!!! Great work kids!).

Here is some of their work, inspired by our Canadian Hoodoos in Drumheller, Alberta:

This fills my heart!

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I hope I have everyone in!

Thank you to Mrs.Turk (in my opinion the best grade 3 teacher EVER!), for offering your students such a rich experience of art at this young age. They are truly blessed! Kids- keep up the amazing work! You’ve inspired me too ❤

Art: To Benefit Others


I’m a big believer in supporting our local community; whether it be shopping locally, investing in local artists, or contributing your services to others. Whenever possible, I love to share to my art- but if it can benefit others than that’s even better.

On Sunday, June 25th from 5-10pm, there is a Benefit For A Cause: For Kortney Matthews happening in Port Hope (click on the highlighted link to view details on the Facebook Page). Kortney is a young mother of four children, and she’s currently going through chemotherapy. I met her many years ago, and although we fell out of touch, I remember her as a happy person, fun momma, and strong spirited woman. It made my heart sink (for her, her husband, and her children) to learn she is going through this. Any support you can give them, I am sure is much appreciated.

My painting “Chippewa Falls, Lake Superior” will be there, and all you have to do is buy a few raffle tickets to get your chance to win it! You can view my other Lake Superior Paintings in the “North West Gallery” to see the price range on this series (this one is valued at $200).

Along with a raffle table, there will be a huge variety of vendors selling their merchandise, and live music! I hope you can make it, to help invest in Kortney and her family, and support our local community.

Please help us spread the word- share this blog with others or share the Facebook Event on your own timeline!