Art Show Opening: “For The Love of SEAnery”

Burin, NL, oil on canvas; Note, this show will run until a month after HPH reopens. More details below.

Artist Jenn Thornhill Verma opens her next solo art show, For The Love Of SEAnery, on March 5, 2020 (7-10pm) at The Hintonburg Public House on Wellington Street in Ottawa. To sign up for the vernissage, visit the event page.

*COVID19 update* Visit the crowdfunding page of the HintonBurg Public House for full details of my current solo show and to make purchases. The show will remain up until a month after HPH opens its doors. Also, please note, I am donating 20% of every piece sold to Minwaashin Lodge which provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children (regardless of status) who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system. All programs and services at Minwaashin are provided in the context of cultural beliefs and values to ensure a holistic approach is used as part of the healing journey.

Seaside scenes are what drew Thornhill Verma to painting landscapes. Since 2016, Jenn has been an apprentice painter with Ottawa-based, Canadian landscape painter, Gordon Harrison. Her landscape and nature artwork have been featured in galleries in Ontario and Newfoundland, with her first solo art show in fall 2019 (“Downhome Seascapes,” hosted by Santini Gallery, where she is represented in Ottawa). In 2019, Jenn’s artwork was also featured as cover art (for her first book, her publisher’s fall catalogue, and the fall issue of Atlantic Books Today) as well as in the pages of [EDIT] magazine (this issue became an insert to The Globe and Mail) and Newfoundland Quarterly (online). Jenn predominantly paints in oils, but sometimes uses acrylic. Like her mentor, Harrison, Thornhill Verma’s art loosely combines realism and impressionism, wherein the primary subject is recognizable (realism, based on photographs), yet is depicted with bold shapes and colours (impressionism, using a variety of bold brush strokes, knife work and an equally bold palette mixed by hand).

This art show features a variety of towns across Newfoundland and Labrador. From “town” (The Battery in St. John’s NL) to the far reaching peninsula of New Ferolle, islands off the island like Joe Batt’s Arm (Fogo Island) and northward to Battle Harbour, Labrador. In this spring show, turquoise plays heavy (and yet, light), with Jenn reimagining down-home seascapes from photographs (a mix of her own and others, including from photographers Justin Wellman and John Angelopoulos). Four new additions feature “Under the SEAscapes” with colourful cod and capelin on the canvas (in acrylic). All paintings featured below, followed by a price list.

Come out to the show and meet Jenn on March 5, 2020. The art show runs through May 2020.

To purchase, contact Hintonburg Public House.

Price listing: (in CDN $)

In Cod We Trust *SOLD*

12×12, acrylic on canvas


For the Love of Cod

18hx12w, acrylic on canvas


The Annual Capelin Roll *SOLD*

16hx40w, acrylic on canvas


Capelin Rolling

16hX40w, acrylic on canvas


Homeward Bound

30hx15w, oil on canvas


Change Islands, NL

15hx30w, oil on canvas


Round Harbour, NL

15hX30w, oil on canvas


New Ferolle Peninsula, NL *SOLD*

24×24, oil on canvas


Battle Harbour, Labrador

24×24, oil on canvas



30hX24w, oil on canvas


Burin, NL *SOLD*

30×30, oil on canvas


Joe Batt’s Arm, Fogo Island, NL

24hX48w, oil on canvas


The Battery, St. John’s, NL *SOLD*

36×36, oil on canvas


Tilting, Fogo Island, NL *SOLD*

36×36, oil on canvas


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