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JENN THORNHILL VERMA


Jenn is a proud Newfoundlander and Labradorian descended from a long line of fishers – settlers who voyaged from Europe to Newfoundland and Labrador for the promise of plentiful cod. For more than a decade, she has called Ottawa, Ontario home.

To handle the torment of a suffering east coast heart too far removed from the Atlantic Ocean, Jenn paints scenes reminiscent of where she grew up. Her landscapes feature outport and coastal communities in all of their perfectly imperfect glory—clapboard saltbox houses, hand-made wooden dories and skiffs, crooked wharves and docks, fishing stages and sheds, stunted trees and rocks.

Jenn holds a Master of Science in Medicine, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction and a Bachelor in Journalism and Biology. In 2020, Jenn became a Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow. In the same year, Jenn’s artwork was recognized for “Best Cover” in the magazine category of the Atlantic Journalism Awards. Her artwork is also featured on the cover of her 2019 nonfiction book, “Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland’s Saltwater Cowboys.”

ARTWORK BY JENN THORNHILL VERMA


Ferryland, NL

24"h x 24"w

$750

Salvage, NL

24"h x 24"w

$750

Quidi Vidi, NL

24"h x 24"w

$750

Aground

30"h x 24"w

$800

Cribbes House, Tors Cove, NL

30"h x 24"w

$800

Homeward Bound

30"h x 15"w

$650

Change Islands, NL

15"h x 30"w

$650

Laurentian Mountains, QC

15"h x 30"w

$650

Denali, Alaska

18"h x 18"w

$350

Capelin Rolling

16"h x 40"w

$750

Salvage, NL

12"h x 36"w

$625

Gros Morne, NL

SOLD

Round Harbour, NL

SOLD

Battle Harbour, Labrador

SOLD

For the Love of Cod

SOLD

Twillingate, NL

SOLD

Chimney Cove, NL

SOLD

Mint Green House, Fogo Island

SOLD

Outer Battery Up Close

SOLD

Outer Battery

SOLD

Pike's Arm, NL

SOLD

Point Amour, Labrador

SOLD

Capelin Rolling

SOLD

Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island, NL

SOLD

Aquaforte, NL

SOLD

Little Bay, NL

SOLD

Twillingate, NL

SOLD

Bay L'Argent, NL

SOLD

Change Islands

SOLD

Trinity East, NL

SOLD

Little Bay East, NL

SOLD

Twillingate, NL

SOLD

Round Harbour, NL

SOLD

Capelin Roll, NL

SOLD

Cod Collapse

SOLD

Pouch Cove, NL

SOLD

Caplin, NL

SOLD