The spring of 2021 was a full month for me! Receiving the honour of acceptance of my artwork into the Society of Canadian Artists, as well as the Federation of Canadian Artists. Truly my work is from coast to coast! Painting the wild places of Canada, especially of the Canadian Shield, these works represent a synthesis of my love of exploring, and capturing the fleeting moments on canvas with acrylic paints.
Many of my pieces are directly influenced by nature. I spend time every day exploring and then painting what I've just experienced. The magic hours- sunrise and sunset- are especially precious to me. The low light time of day, casts a knee-high beam of sunlight. It creates warm yellows, pinks, and purples, even during the cold snows of winter. As a result of close observation at the natural world, modified by my imagination, my paintings are heightened with more vivid hues and movement.
I have also witnessed the harmful impacts of man on nature. I paint to preserve the wilderness on my canvas. Wild places such as these might not be here for long.
Jennifer Caie is a professional artist who lives and works in Dryden, Ontario. She loves to explore the land of Northwest Ontario, and Canada, by every means possible! Her work is inspired by her love of time in nature. She spends part of each day gathering inspiration, and much of the rest of her time painting what she has experienced.
Working primarily in acrylics, Caie paints on a range of supports, including canvas, wood, metal and glass. She is available for custom commissions.
Jennifer Caie uses a range of approaches in her painting, from the application of thick, impasto acrylic applied with palette knife, to delicate line work. One of the defining features of her process is the application of multiple transparent layers of colour to the canvas. Working from light to dark and back to light, she often carves out negative spaces with opaque lights.
Like many artists who are inspired by the great Canadian Shield, her work is occasionally compared with that of the Group of Seven. "I find particular resonance with the early landscapes of Lawren Harris, with their sense of place, bold use of colour, and tension created between light and dark.'
In April 2021, I was juried into the Federation of Canadian Artists, Active Member!
In April 2022, I earned my Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists!
In May 2021, I was accepted into the Society of Canadian Artists,
and bear the letters SCA behind my name with honour.
2021-2020 Artist Communication Course, Dr. Jamie Kemp, Victoria, BC
2021-1985 Self taught, began painting in 1985
2021-2020 Transparent Shores, Virtual, myartspeak.com
2020 (moved to 2022 due to covid) A Day in the Life of an Artist, Pictograph Gallery, Atikokan, ON
2022 On The Edge International Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2022 Success! Spring AFCA show
2021 SCA Elected Members' Exhibition, Gallery 78, NB
2021 Shape and Form, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2021 Show-Up Show, Art of Emotions Gallery, Toronto, ON
2021 Animalis, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2021 Concept, Federations Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2021 Small, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2021 The Vancouver Salon, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2021 Spring Forward, virtual exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artist, Toronto Chapter, ON
2021, 2020 Christmas Show, virtual exhibition and sale, Artisans Northwest, Thunder Bay, ON
2020-2019 NW Ontario Art Show, virtual exhibition, Red Lake, ON
2020 Art in the Time of Corona, the Muse, Douglas Family Art Centre, Kenora, ON
2019 The Grand Opening, Douglas Family Art Centre, Kenora, ON
2019-2016 Annual Christmas Show, Artisans Northwest, Thunder Bay, ON
2021-2018 Annual Sioux Narrows Art Festival, Sioux Narrows, ON
2021-2016 Annual Hand-crafter’s Market, Dryden, ON
2021-2016 Group Exhibitions
2021 Inspired, Dryden Artists Association, Dryden Museum. ON
2021 Nature Outdoor Exhibition, Nexus, Sioux Narrows, ON
2021-2020 Artists in the Park, Sioux Narrows, ON
2020 Reflections, Dryden Artists Association, Dryden Museum, ON
2019- 2015 Annual Blueberry Festival, Trade, Craft Show, Sioux Lookout, ON
2019 It’s All Relative, Dryden Artists Association, Dryden Museum, ON
2022 AFCA Signature Status, Federation of Canadian Artists
2022-2021 Elected Member, Society of Canadian Artists, ON
2021 Lake of the Woods Arts Council, Kenora, ON
2021 Toronto Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists, Toronto, ON
2021 Active member, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
2021-2017 Dryden Artists Association, Dryden, ON
2021-2016 Artisans Northwest, Thunder Bay, ON
2021-2020 Nexus Art Group, Sioux Narrows, ON
2021-2019 Pictograph Gallery, Atikokan, ON
2021 First Place Award, The Wilds, Show Up Show, Toronto Chapter, Federation of Canadian Artists
2020-2019 Ontario Arts Council Grant, Exhibition Assistance
2022-2016 Instruction and Demonstration in Acrylic Painting
Seniors and community program, Pickle Lake, ON
Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies, community, Mishkeegogamang First Nations, ON
Seven Grandfather Teachings, collaboration with elder, Dryden Native Friendship Centre, Dryden, ON
Homeward Bound Program, Video Art Classes, Dryden Native Friendship Centre, Dryden, ON
Community Living program, Dryden, ON
Sioux Narrows Art Council, ON
Dryden Artists Association, ON
Artist in residence, Open Roads Community School, Dryden, ON
Showdown at Sundown, Art competition, Sioux Narrows, ON
Various groups- self run, Jennifer Caie Art, Dryden, ON
2019 Naked North Gallery and Gifts, Dryden, ON
2020 Cultural Days, Dryden High School, Dryden, ON
2016-2015 Girls’ Arts and Crafts Group, Pickle Lake, ON
2020, 2019 Dryden Museum, art talks with the Dryden High School art students
2021, 2020, 2019 Rotary, Dryden Chapter, ON
2020 Helping Serena Project, Dryden, ON
2019 Quetico Foundation, Quetico Provincial Park, ON
2020 Camp of the Woods, Sioux Lookout, ON
2021 Honouring Quetico: my experience as an Artist in Residence, Parks Blog, ontarioparks.com
2021 The WallEye, Thunder Bay, ON
2021 The Chronicle Journal, Thunder Bay, ON
2019 The WallEye, Thunder Bay, ON
2021 Northern Wilds Magazine, Grand Marais, MN, US
2021 The Vancouver Salon, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2021 Spring Forward, virtual exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Toronto chapter, ON
2021, 2020 The Muse, Douglas Family Art Centre, Kenora, ON
2021-2020 Transparent Shores, Solo Exhibition, Virtual, myartspeak.com
2020 (moved to 2022 due to covid) Pictograph Gallery, Atikokan, ON
Artist en Residence
2019 Quetico Provincial Park, ON