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JENN THORNHILL VERMA


Jenn is a proud Newfoundlander descended from a long line of fishers – settlers who voyaged from England 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 subject matter is often a return to nature: “see the forest, but for the trees” and “for the love of the seanery” are some of her mainstay themes. 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, of course, rocks—lots of them.

Her artwork is featured on the cover of her first book, Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland’s Saltwater Cowboys. 

ARTWORK BY JENN THORNHILL VERMA


Pangnirtung Baffin Island, NU

36"h x 36"w

$900

Change Islands

18"h x 36"w

$675

Under the Deep Blue Rug

15"h x 30"w

$600

Aquaforte, NL

15"h x 30"w

$600

Bay L'Argent, NL

24"h x 48"w

$850

Trinity East, NL

36"h x 18"w

$675

Salvage, NL

12"h x 36"w

$575

Twillingate, NL

18"h x 36"w

$675

St. Lunaire-Griquet, NL

15"h x 30"w

$600

Little Bay, NL

36"h x 48"w

$1100

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Little Bay East, NL

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Twillingate, NL

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Round Harbour, NL

SOLD
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Capelin Roll, NL

SOLD
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Cod Collapse

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Pouch Cove, NL

SOLD
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Caplin, NL

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