Celebrating Museum Day

CANADIAN LANDSCAPES at home and beyond Acrylic and Oil Painting Collections by Jennifer Anne Burke Shop on 3 / AGN / top floor Victoria Hall / Cobourg May 18/19/20 Come celebrate local art and International Museum day with us! Saturday, May 18th is International Museums Day! As part of the Canadian long weekend celebrations, IContinue reading “Celebrating Museum Day”

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”

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”

Winter Brilliance

  After a grey and moody September, October, November, and December; it seems the new year has lightened up and brought us a bit of sun and snow. I always find this time of year to be so magical – winter light just has the best glow. Sunrises and sunsets, crisp starlit nights; and wowContinue reading “Winter Brilliance”

Slow and Steady?

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 throughContinue reading “Slow and Steady?”

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”

There’s No Place Like HOME

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”

Art | Summer 2018

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. SomeContinue reading “Art | Summer 2018”