Jennifer Hornyak is best known for her expressive abstract and figurative work in vivid colours. In this new painting, rose-coloured pink blossoms dance across a colour field of dark and light green—the background a hint of teal blue. Hornyak’s palette was inspired by both German Expressionism and the early 20th century French Fauvist masters such as Matisse who used colour in non-naturalistic ways.
“It’s never planned, and each colour has to speak to another colour. Each shape has to speak to another shape. I never get weary of it.” 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.