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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


Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island, NL

24"h x 48"w

$975

Aground

30"h x 24"w

$800

Cribbes House, Tors Cove, NL

30"h x 24"w

$800

Round Harbour, NL

15"h x 30"w

$650

Homeward Bound

30"h x 15"w

$650

Mint Green House, Fogo Island

36"h x 36"w

$1025

Battle Harbour, Labrador

24"h x 24"w

$650

Capelin Rolling

16"h x 40"w

$750

Change Islands, NL

15"h x 30"w

$650

Point Amour, Labrador

36"h x 18"w

$750

For the Love of Cod

12"h x 18"w

$285

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

A Capelin Roll

16"h x 40"w

$750

Salvage, NL

12"h x 36"w

$625

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