More Works By Jennifer Hornyak Oil On Canvas 2024
34 × 42 in 86.36 × 106.68 cm
44 × 52 in 111.76 × 132.08 cm

About Scattering

A master painter whose celebrated work has spanned four decades, Jennifer Hornyak continues to create new and evocative paintings. The Montreal based artist returns to a favourite genre—still life rendered in abstracted form. Hornyak’s floral bouquet sits in a cerise coloured vase in her signature palette of rich colours—purples, greens, a touch of orange, green and white. The backdrop is a contrasting deep teal and chocolate brown. A few curated forms appear scattered. Hornyak’s style has long been informed by both German Expressionism and 20th century French Fauvist masters but her own work is uniquely contemporary.

“People think I’m painting still life. But I have to say they’re not. They’re abstractions. I use the flower as a metaphor for myself. “ Jennifer Hornyak

Jennifer Hornyak 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.