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”

Hello 40!

40. You are finally here! I have been excited for this landmark birthday since I was 25… It seemed to hold so much promise, excitement, and wise-woman-wisdom. It has seemed mysterious and so far away. But before August 25th arrived, I was struck with a few trials and tribulations that made me reconsider my excitement.Continue reading “Hello 40!”

Adventures in Uxbridge

I love random adventures; and this was one of them. We went to Uxbridge for my kid, to attend “Day Out With Thomas”… but happening down the road was “Art In The Park” and I knew one of my favourite artists would be there. First of all, if you have not been to Uxbridge, youContinue reading “Adventures in Uxbridge”

Thinking Ahead: Wrapping up 2019

We are over half way through the year, and one that started off rocky and  unmotivated has transformed into a multitude of opportunities and events.  I finally started oil painting, I was accepted into my first juried show at the Colborne Art Gallery, I have been working on a variety of custom paintings, and IContinue reading “Thinking Ahead: Wrapping up 2019”

Cobourg AGN & Waterfront Festival

ART GALLERY NORTHUMBERLAND (AGN) Museum Day weekend celebrations went wonderfully at the Art Gallery Northumberland. Thank you to everyone who came out! Great news, the shop asked to keep my work up for a few more weeks; so you can go see my “wall take over” until mid-June! If you want to check us out,Continue reading “Cobourg AGN & Waterfront Festival”

North and West (now in oils)

I have been working like to a champ to plow through these new oil paintings, and although none of the new north/west paintings are complete, I am too excited to not share the journey.   Since 2004 I have been painting in acrylics, trying to obtain the look and feel of oil, and it hasContinue reading “North and West (now in oils)”

Revival of the Arts

I finally broke through my art-funk last week, when I had a night alone and decided to work in the oil paints I’ve avoided forever. I used some of my most simple beach photographs and applied that simplicity to the paintings:   I finished two acrylics from my Ontario collection, and continue to work onContinue reading “Revival of the Arts”

Sunday Moods

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 fromContinue reading “Sunday Moods”

New Year New Plans

2018 has been pretty amazing. I have sold 12 of 13 paintings from my Canada series (the final one left is Saskatchewan, if you’re interested); I have put plans in the works for a future (art) trip to Iceland (Check out my Facebook Page: Jennifer Anne Burke, The Iceland Project); and Jennifer Trefiak and IContinue reading “New Year New Plans”

Creative Christmas!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to swing by the Christmas Market, say hello, and pick up some special gifts for friends and family. I love meeting new people, and chatting with old friends. All support is so appreciated! I am happy to say a variety of paintings went to new homes (3Continue reading “Creative Christmas!”