British born artist Jennifer Hornyak has re-imagined the traditional still life in a series of abstract, richly coloured florals. Her palette—this oil on canvas in fuchsia, pink, purple, blue, burnt orange and green echoes classical influences. The abstracted form and lavish brush strokes are quintessentially modern and intended to suggest the flower as a metaphor.
“I don’t want to do flowers--flowers. As I always say, God does those!” Jennifer Hornyak
She studied at the Grimsby School of Art in England. In 1961, she moved to Montreal where she attended McGill University, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and the Centre Saidye Bronfman. Hornyak has exhibited throughout North America and Europe including the Paris World Exhibition in 1987 where her work was shown alongside that of Modigliani, Picasso and van Dongen. Hornyak’s work is represented in many private and corporate collections.