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About Jennifer McIntyre

I was born into a family of artists. On my father’s side of the family there have been generations of artists: illustrators, sculptors, painters and stained glass designers. My grandfather’s studio was fascinating to me -- the paper, paints, the smell of turps and linseed oil, the paintings and illustrations in progress.

Fortunately, my parents fostered my interest in art. As a teenager I attended the Vancouver School of Art Saturday classes and the Banff School of Fine Art. At the University of Victoria I trained as a teacher with a specialty in Visual Arts. I started teaching high school when I was 22.

Of course, once in the classroom I found that there were huge gaps in my knowledge. I added courses in Graphic Design, Photography, Ceramics, Drawing, Printmaking and Painting. Eventually I completed an M.Ed. at the University of Oregon in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialty in Community Education.

I taught in my own classroom and also worked with many teachers in their classrooms and presented and organized workshops. I retired from my career in public school teaching after more than 30 years. For the last few years I have been teaching at the University of Victoria in Art Education and have been supervising pre-service student teachers. I have now taught Visual Arts at every grade from Kindergarten to 5th year university!

In 1991 I was named 'Pacific Northwest Art Educator of the Year' by the National Art Education Association (U. S.).

For the last few years I have been teaching part time while spending as much time as possible in my studio. I work in mixed media, acrylic and printmaking.

I have always been interested in design and have been working with pattern and colour in still life. Each painting is a puzzle to be solved: the colour combinations, contrast of darks and lights, exploration of dominance and subtlety, consideration of nuances of composition are all challenging. Of course, trying to take an original approach to the subject matter is especially important. Each painting presents its own challenges and is made up of a long ‘series of corrections’ until it is complete, interesting and satisfying.

I am represented by Eclectic Gallery, Victoria, BC.


  • Municipality of Oak Bay, ArtsAlive piano project, Summer 2018
  • Member, Oak Bay Municipality, ArtsAlive committee
  • Eclectic Gallery, group shows, ongoing, 2017, 2018
  • Oak Bay Studio Tour, Victoria, BC, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Summer Small Works, 2017, 2018
  • Victoria International Airport, through the Victoria Arts Council, 2017
  • ‘Artist in Residence’, Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Coast Harbourside, August, 2017
  • The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm, Group shows, ongoing , 2017, 2018
  • Sooke Fine Arts Show, 2016
  • Eclectic Gallery, with Carolyn Kowalyk, Victoria, BC, February 2016
  • Victoria International Airport, through the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Art Rental and Sales, 2016
  • Eclectic Gallery, Gallery Artists Group Show, Victoria, BC, September/October 2015
  • Solo show at 32 Books, North Vancouver, BC, September/October 2015
  • Group exhibit, The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, BC, Summer 2015
  • "Artist in Residence," Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC, July 2015
  • "Artist in Residence," Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, BC, August 2014
  • Tangerine Dream, Cowichan Bay, BC: Retro Groove, 2014
  • Muse Winery, North Saanich, BC, 2014
  • Red Gallery, Victoria, BC: Mystery Show, 2014
  • Chemainus Theatre & Gift Shop, Chemainus, BC, 2014
  • The Gallery at Matticks Farm, Victoria, BC: Florals, 2014; Small works, 2013
  • Metchosin Art Gallery, Metchosin, BC, 2013
  • Oak Bay Marina Restaurant, Victoria, BC, 2012
  • Community Arts Council Gallery, Victoria, BC, 2012
  • "Artist in Residence," Ocean Pointe Resort, Victoria, BC, August 2011
  • Art Xchange Gallery, Singapore, 2011-ongoing
  • Eclectic Gallery, Victoria, BC, ongoing
  • Studio 101, Squamish, BC
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Art Rental, Small Works, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Blighty's Bistro, Victoria, BC, 2010
  • Legacy Gallery Gift Shop, Victoria, BC, 2010
  • A and D Gallery, Chicago, 2009
  • Bowker Creek Brush-up, Victoria, BC, 2009, 2010
  • Grey Area Gallery, Chilliwack, BC, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • UVic Faculty of Art Education Show, 2008-2014
  • Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (Glendale Gardens), Victoria, BC: Artists in a Country Garden, 2005, 2006
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC: Art in Bloom, 2006
  • Sidney Fine Arts Show, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Look 2007,  Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria
  • "InsideOutside" at the Community Arts Council Gallery, Victoria, BC, 2007


Please contact me for information on the following workshops:

  • Image Development
  • Elementary Art Education
  • Relief Printmaking
  • Teacher Workshops
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Kitchen Sink Printmaking - small group printmaking workshops

Lupine Art Studio, Courtenay, BC, teacher

Opus Art Supplies and Framing, workshop presenter


Media Coverage

Robert Amos: Artist comes by talent honestly. Times-Colonist, April 17, 2016.


Jennifer McIntyre