Gretchen Jeens

Gretchen Jeens 

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Gretchen Jeens majored in drawing and painting at the Ontario

College of Art and Design, graduating with a BFA in 2009. She draws inspiration from the

beauty of nature with a focus on exploring the complexities and experience of women through

figurative painting. Working comfortably in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, and pen, she

achieves a whimsicality in the application of the chosen medium while delighting in the physical

and emotional act of painting itself.

Earning many prestigious awards, her work has appeared in juried shows and exhibitions

including those of the Ontario College of Art and Design, the Women’s Art Association of

Canada, the Markham Group of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists, the annual Schoolhouse

Group of Artists Show, The Annual Fall Exhibition and Sale at the McMichael Gallery in

Kleinburg, Ontario, the Varley Gallery in Unionville, the AWOL Gallery in Toronto, and the

Annual Spring Show and Sale of The Muskoka Arts and Crafts. Solo exhibitions include ‘Solace

in Newfoundland’ at The Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, ‘Change of a Dress’ at the Chapel Gallery,

Muskoka, Ontario, ‘The Language of Clothing’ OCAD, Toronto, Ontario, and ‘Femme’ at

The Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, Muskoka, Ontario.

She is currently represented by the Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, Gravenhurst, Ontario and

FrameMaster Gallery, Toronto, Ontario