Jennifer Pohl is an artist whose work appears in private, public, and corporate collections and in spaces above couches around the world. Her many awards include a number of national and regional arts grants, as well as the international Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.
Jennifer has recently relocated from Newfoundland, Canada, to the Northwest Territories, near the Arctic Circle. When she is not painting or chasing light, she is happily doting on her toddler Conor and baby Daniel, and spending time with her talented husband Doug Johnston and their dog Locksley.
In 1993, she received the Gold Medal for Excellence in the Visual Arts upon completion of her B.F.A. from the Sir Wilfred Grenfell School of Fine Art. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, and is currently represented by the Christina Parker Gallery.
Jennifer’s lifelong passion for art and need for expression have fueled her existence and driven her into a career that has had its share of both joy and torment. From finding sudden inspiration in a shaft of light piercing the smoke of a burnt meal, to the endless nights painting variations on a single brush stroke in an effort to catch the elusive flow and essence of a piece, she knows that the life she has chosen is one of opposite extremes. Indeed, it is a life that has chosen her, no mistake. She can no more deny the spiritual act of painting than she can avoid seeing beauty in her life.
This blog is a way to seek and share inspiration. It is part of her journey.