In June 2017, I saw the O'Keeffe exhibit at the AGO, in Toronto. It blew my mind. She was never an artist I related to, or was really very familiar with. I always associated her with big flower paintings, that were of very little interest to me. However, when I saw this exhibit, of her … Continue reading Who Inspires You?
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. In the last five years I … Continue reading How Five Years Fly By
Yesterday was the first day back to school for a lot of kids. A great time to get back into routine, and for myself it's the perfect time to regroup on business. Today felt like a fresh start, another new beginning (of many, in these life cycles). It is so great to be able to … Continue reading Nature, Art, and Life Inspiration
It feels so good to be out of my creative-rut. Although now I am being challenged in new ways. You may have read my last blog "Revival of the Arts" where I share my first (real) attempt with oil painting. Since then, I have started a new collection of 5 Canadian Landscapes (or 8 if … Continue reading New Canadian Landscape Series (in oils)
I am always an early riser. This morning I got out for groceries at 8am, and tossed Neil Young's "Prairie Wind" in the CD player... Did it ever set my mood for the day. "The painter stood, before her work, she looked around everywhere... she saw the pictures and she painted them, picking colours from … Continue reading Sunday Moods
Well. What an unusual season this has been for me! Normally before my winter show, I am pumping out canvas after canvas, and this year I can barely focus. I find myself in a wee bit of an artistic rut. Which is not a bad thing, it usually just means my work is going through … Continue reading Slow and Steady?
What a journey the last few months have been, pulling together a collection of acrylic paintings with the theme of "home" for Canadian Landscapes. I have completed 12 (I had hoped for 14, but 2 are still unfinished) canvases for this series. Lake Ontario Collection: Northumberland's Rolling Hills: Rice Lake Collection: Lake McGinnis: Georgian Bay, … Continue reading There’s No Place Like HOME
This blog will be short and sweet... just sharing a collection of photos of the "works in progress" over the last week (since the last blog). I am loving how some of these are taking shape, and SO excited to share them on July 28th to the public! I hope you can be there... … Continue reading Work In Progress…
HOME: A COLLECTION OF ONTARIO LANDSCAPES Our annual summer show will be happening at St.Mark's Church in Port Hope from 12:30-4:30 PM on Saturday, July 28th. Jennifer Trefiak will have a new collection of oil paintings, none of which have been displayed publicly before! She will also have her collection of "inks" for sale. Some … Continue reading Art | Summer 2018
It's Christmas Day. All our festivities are over, when everyone else's seem to be beginning. I have the afternoon and evening to myself, and (perhaps it's the artist in me?) I relish in this peaceful time of solitude. The last two days have felt magical. The Light! The earth, water and skies just seem to … Continue reading Where The Universe Sings