A small, lime green panier brimming with blossoms in pink, orange and yellow is set on a green striped cloth and in front of a turquoise lit window in this intimate oil painting on panel. Hornyak is known for her still life and figurative paintings rendered in vivid colours with rich textured surfaces -- surfaces that are created over time through many layered glazes. The bold colours and flattened picture plane in this work reveals the influence of the modern French Fauvist masters such as Henri Matisse and Andre Derain.
Framed dimensions for this painting are 10.75 x 12.75 inches
Jennifer Hornyak was born in England where she studied at the Grimsby School of Art before coming to Canada in 1961. In Canada, she continued her studies at McGill University, the Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal and the Centre Saidye Bronfman. Hornyak was invited to participate in the World Exhibition in Paris in 1987 along with Modigliani, Picasso and van Dongen. Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and North America. Her portrait paintings were recently featured in a public exhibition in Montreal at the McClure Gallery for the Visual Arts. Hornyak’s work is represented in many private and corporate collections including Bombardier Transport, Burroughs Welcome, McCarthy Tétrault, Power Corporation and Hyatt Regency Hotel.