Jennifer Walden

North Slave
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121 Con Road
Yellowknife, NT X1A 0B5

Artist Story

My art is an exploration of the intersection between wilderness and humanity, capturing the raw beauty of wildlife and the emotional resonance it evokes within me. Nature serves as my ultimate muse, inspiring me to infuse my paintings with texture and depth, using a range of acrylic mediums to create a tactile experience that mirrors the ruggedness of the wild and delivers a true sense of place.

My fascination with light permeates my art, as I strive to capture its transformative effects on the world around us. Whether working on large-scale murals or intimate canvases, I embrace the challenge of translating the grandeur of nature onto the two-dimensional plane.

I work primarily with acrylics and oils, often experimenting with unconventional surfaces like copper plates to further enhance the effect of light, and the textural depth of my compositions.

Artist Bio: 

Jen Walden is a successful visual artist and film director living and working in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Her distinctive style of artwork explores Canadian and Northern life through people, wildlife, and topography. Jen works in oils and acrylics, using vibrant colour, rich texture, dynamic line, and three-dimensional relief to create a truly sensual experience. Her work is deeply influenced by the natural and human environment, in particular the geography and culture of her immediate surroundings. Her contemporary expressionistic paintings capture the spirit of place, inspired by light Jen uses copper plates, traditional oil colours and various acrylic media to create the deep sculptural relief that is her signature.

Jen’s work has been widely acclaimed across northern and western Canada and purchased by collectors around the world. She is currently represented by the Gallery on 47th in Yellowknife.

Last Updated: June 6, 2024

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