River West Artworks
Original Art, Artisan Works and Photographs by Jan Jenkins and Brian Erickson


This work was inspired by the interconnectedness we have with all living things around us and especially the honeybee. My poem “Honey” accompanies this work: “My lazy summer day drifts by as I rest between the apple trees, slung in a hammock, shaded and jaded by leaves and life. A time-out, a brief respite, reading a book as the bees drone here, buzz there - exploring, collecting, nurturing their queen and her young. Were I their queen, I’d give them a day off from making all that golden honey, a reward for being so seriously loyal and focused. I wonder what my bees would do for fun with their free day in the sun?” My Zenworks express my love of pen and ink and a desire to meld free-flow poetry with abstract imagery created through spontaneous strokes and repetitive patterns. Zenworks emerge via a tranquil, meditative process that frees me to explore and experiment with line, shape and colour.

Pen and Ink on acid-free paper. Original 5"x7" artwork matted to fit an 8"x10" frame.

Price for this original Pen & Ink: $135 (with mat only), $155 (with mat and frame), plus taxes and shipping.

Also available: Limited Edition Reproduction Print (run of 75) of the Pen and Ink original. Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Matt Fine Art – smooth, 308 gsm, 100% Cotton, white by Manitoba Printmakers Association (on Epson 9900 Printer with Archival Inks). 5"x7" artwork is matted to fit 8"x10" frame. Price: with 8x10" Mat: $40, including 8x10" Frame: $60 - plus taxes and shipping.