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Gerry Jenkison

Gerry Jenkison


"Summer Solstice II"


Acrylic, Acrylic Marker on Canvas

16” x 40”

  • Biography

    Born in the UK, Gerry Jenkison has lived in Canada for most of her adult life. Her earlier paintings were botanical, precise and accurate to the species level. She was a founding member of Botanical Artists of Canada (now dissolved) and a board member and Chair for several years. During most of this period, Gerry lived and worked in Toronto.


    Leaving the City behind and moving to an old farmhouse in Prince Edward County in 2012 set off a series of transitions in her art practice. Shifting from watercolour and tiny brushes to acrylics and a more painterly style took root, leading, over a decade, to non-representational painting. Its possibilities and scope seem limitless and fascinating – a lifetime of opportunities waiting to be discovered. Influences include contemporary abstract painters Judy Singer and Jenny Nelson. Historical influences include Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Elaine de Kooning.


    Gerry’s other passion is nature. She’s been a board member of the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists for many years and is now its president. This grass-roots organization builds community around learning about and caring for the natural world and encourages the protection of biodiversity.

  • Artist Statement

    My paintings explore relationships between shape and line, value, and depth and surfac