Forty-One is Fun

August 25, 2020, I turned 41 years old; and I must say, despite this pandemic, it has already started off better than last years 40th! I felt like 40 was going to be a turning point for me, but instead of it being the positive one I envisioned, it turned out to be a mildlyContinue reading “Forty-One is Fun”

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’”

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”

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”

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)”

New Canadian Landscape Series (in oils)

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 ifContinue reading “New Canadian Landscape Series (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”

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!”

New Adventures

It seems like I have been in a bit of a creative “lull”… not much painting has been happening, but let me assure you it’s not due to lack of inspiration. It’s just a few new ideas I am transitioning into… planning my trip to Iceland (tons of paperwork involved in that), prepping for theContinue reading “New Adventures”