A dark violet flower pops from the canvas in this new work by Jennifer Hornyak. Rich dark hues of green, mauve, black and red provide the backdrop for this moody rendering of a single bloom. Hornyak is known for her abstract and figurative work in vivid colours. Her 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. She achieves such rich textures by thickly applying paint and layer upon layer of glaze. “Regardless of my intentions, the final shape of each flowerpot is a direct reflection of my mood. The objects may be the same, but how I paint them entirely depends on how I feel about the world that day. ” Jennifer HornyakShe 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.