Creativity Coaching Online

At the end of the summer I attended a free online “Creativity Chat” hosted by Jessica Outram, and it felt really good to connect with other creative souls, and talk about art, writing, and the process of creativity. It was all about giving ourselves permission to create! (The next zoom gathering is this Sunday, SeptemberContinue reading “Creativity Coaching Online”

Expanding On The Arts

There is something about the crisp air of September that always helps clear my head, and get me motivated again. Since August I have been working on a few custom oil paintings, and playing around with some merchandise from previous works. Tote bags, mugs, and the 2021 calendar are a few on my list ofContinue reading “Expanding On The Arts”

Painting and Writing

WAVES Words roll over me Like waves in the sea Sometimes above Sometimes below But always Drowning (2008) A writer my whole life, rarely have I shared or published any work. I am much more in my comfort zone as a painter; it is a form of expression that feels more limitless to me. OpenContinue reading “Painting and Writing”

Keep On Truckin’

  What a strange time, in the calm before a potential storm, of this covid-19 pandemic. How are you spending your time, as the world around us (at least in Canada) slows down? I am trying to do as little as possible, and avoid as many people as possible. A lot of this is beyondContinue reading “Keep On Truckin’”

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. In the last five years IContinue reading “How Five Years Fly By”

Pop-Up ART Show | Port Hope

Come say hello! Sunday, December 8th 11:30am – 3:30pm 249 Ridout Street, Port Hope ABOUT SHANNON WOOD Shannon Wood’s artistic view of the world emerges spontaneously and candidly from a fusion of her colourful imagination and her emotive experiences. You can follow her Facebook Page: Shannon Wood Art.   ABOUT ME, JENNIFER ANNE BURKE BrightContinue reading “Pop-Up ART Show | Port Hope”

Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop

Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop 8 Queen Street, Port Hope Open Thursday to Saturday 11am – 5pm, and Sunday 1 – 4pm ‘Tis the season to start Christmas shopping… what do you buy for that person who has everything? If you are looking for a unique gift, Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop in Port HopeContinue reading “Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop”

Port Hope Christmas Market

Holy Moly, St.Mark’s Annual Christmas Market is less than a month away. What the heck?! I still have paintings to complete, prints to matte, blogs to write and events to promote… You can find me at the market again this year, located at 51 King Street in Port Hope. November 22nd and 23rd, this yearContinue reading “Port Hope Christmas Market”

Cobourg’s Festival of The Arts

Four years now, I have been a part of a local art association called Spirit of the Hills (SOTH). During this time I have had opportunities to show my work at our local hospital, the Campbellford Library, the Colborne Art Gallery, the Cobourg Art Walk and Pub Crawl, and the Cobourg Waterfront Festival. I haveContinue reading “Cobourg’s Festival of The Arts”

Nature, Art, and Life Inspiration

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 toContinue reading “Nature, Art, and Life Inspiration”