Jennifer Walton’s paintings capture the fragility of place in a rapidly changing global climate. Her panoramic landscapes each depict a time and place that seems all the more compelling for its impermanence. Her Google Earth paintings, based on satellite photographs, speak to the way Google Earth technology has affected our vision of the world making the globe seem smaller than ever before.
Walton was one of two Honourable Mentions (second place winners) for the 2007 Kingston Prize, Canada’s National Portrait Competition. She was the first place winner of the 1999 New Canadian Painting Competition from RBC Investments, and she has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Canada Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the International Painting Symposium in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec and the Pouch Cove Studio in Newfoundland. Her paintings hang in numerous public and private collections and have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums across Canada. In the US, her work has been shown at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick) and an MFA from Concordia University (Montreal).
Jennifer Walton is currently represented by Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.