Category: Culture

O! Oscholars!

I was delighted recently when a devotee of Oscar Wilde and editor of Oscholars saw fit to put one of my paintings on the cover of the most recent issue of the journal. I’ve always been intrigued by the concept behind The Picture of Dorian Gray,…

Possible Down Time

Just to let you know that while we are transferring DNS and domains, the site may go offline for a few days. Hopefully you won’t notice any interruptions. Eat your heart out Manolo Blahnik! These shoes by Van Gogh are truly beautiful. “What’s wrong?” Helmick asked.…

Late nights and early mornings

If you’ve stopped by it’s should be obvious that this website is due for an upgrade, but I thought I’d do a quick post to say yes I’m still alive and painting. Most of the work in the gallery is from another place in my life…

“Please Grow”

I love to look at other people’s gardens, but I don’t think I realized how much peace and joy working in my own could give me, despite all the thorns from the wild roses. And with a little luck, and a few prayers perhaps, dreams can…

Illustration Friday: Empty

Empty, Ink on Paper; © Jennifer Pohl The word for this Illustration Friday may have been designed to stimulate a little existential angst this week, but every baby knows that an empty cardboard box is the most fun of all! Breakfast, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer…

Illustration Friday: Aging

Granny Cuts a Rug, Ink on Paper; © Jennifer Pohl At thirteen, my grandmother Alice was a cook on a schooner up north “on the Labrador.” At eighteen, she married Walter –a man of gentle good humour and twinkling eyes– and raised two families with him…

O! Oscholars!

I was delighted recently when a devotee of Oscar Wilde and editor of Oscholars saw fit to put one of my paintings on the cover of the most recent issue of the journal. I’ve always been intrigued by the concept behind The Picture of Dorian Gray,…

O! Oscholars!

I was delighted recently when a devotee of Oscar Wilde and editor of Oscholars saw fit to put one of my paintings on the cover of the most recent issue of the journal. I’ve always been intrigued by the concept behind The Picture of Dorian Gray,…

Late Nights on Air

I’ve been a little busy with household matters and setting up my studio, but finally got around to checking out the Giller Shortlist. It looks like there is at least one more book that I will have to read in the very near future: Elizabeth Hay’s…

Late Nights on Air

I’ve been a little busy with household matters and setting up my studio, but finally got around to checking out the Giller Shortlist. It looks like there is at least one more book that I will have to read in the very near future: Elizabeth Hay’s…