"I am an artist who is inspired by my immediate environment. The north is a place of endless beauty with a raw and wild side to it. I try to capture that in my art by using vivid colours and dynamic texture. What drives me is trying to capture a mood or a feeling in paint. The subjects of the paintings become a vehicle to express an emotion. Living in the north gives me an endless pool of inspiration to draw from. The landscape is harsh, raw and stunning. It lends itself perfectly to the raw emotion I try to infuse in my work."
- Jennifer Walden
Jennifer Walden began focusing on a career as an artist while attending high school in Tamil Nadu in southern India. She studied Art at McMaster University in Hamilton, then earned a degree in Theatre and Set Design from the University of Ottawa. Jennifer’s distinctive style explores Northern life through people, wildlife and topography. Her contemporary expressionistic paintings are rich in texture and vibrant colour. String and rope are blended with acrylic media to create the deep and dynamic three dimensional relief that is her signature.
Recently Walden’s art has had territorial recognition. While attending the 2008 Great Northern Arts Festival she was awarded the title of “Most Promising Emerging Artist in 2 Dimensional Media”. In March 2009, she was recognized by Northwest Tel as the winner of the 2009 Phone Directory Cover Art Contest for the NWT. The 2009 / 2010 NWT phone book has Walden’s painting “Herd Migration” on the cover.
Jennifer lives and works in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.