Jennifer Hornyak is known for her vivid and distinctly textured paintings that blur the line between figuration and abstraction. Drawing inspiration from her surroundings, she creates work that is both intimate and universal.  Through both colour and texture, Hornyak builds a structure for each painting that emanates a still life motif.

“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. ”

Hornyak uses areas of pale and deep hues to build up a well-integrated negative space that surrounds her freely-rendered floral still life subjects. The spontaneous brushwork and undiluted colour are reminiscent of the Fauve group of painters of a century ago.

Born in England, she studied at the Grimsby School of Art before coming to Canada. For more than forty years, her work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries across North America, at international art fairs, and in many corporate collections.

She works and lives in Montreal.

Jennifer Hornyak’s CV

Jennifer Hornyak Clay Pot with Cream

Green Talk  2022
Oil on canvas  16″ x 16″
$5,128.00 (framed)


Jennifer Hornyak White Lilac with Lemon

White Lilac with Lemon  2022
Oil on canvas  10″ x 10″
$3,230.00 (framed)


Jennifer Hornyak Being Green with Pink

Being Green with Pink  2021
Oil on panel  16¼” x 17½”
$5,359.00 (framed)


Jennifer Hornyak Violet With Coral Stripe

Violet with Coral Stripe  2021
Oil on panel  18″ x 20″
$6,102.00 (framed)


Jennifer Hornyak Rose Pink With Alizarin

Rose Pink With Alizarin  2021
Oil on panel  16″ x 16″
$5,128.00 (framed)


Cinnabar Green with White  2021
Oil on panel  10″ x 10″
$3,255.00 (framed)


Jennifer Hornyak Due Mazzi Di Fiori

Due mazzi di fiori  2021
Oil on panel  16″ x 20″


Jennifer Hornyak Ginger With Rust And French Blue

Ginger with Rust and French Blue  2021
Oil on panel  12″ x 16″