Location: United States
Jennifer is a third-generation native of Washington, DC, and was blessed to grow up in a city with so many amazing museums, resources, beautiful places, and opportunities to pursue art. She matriculated from the Catholic University of America with a B.A. in English Literature, with concentrations in Fine Art and Philosophy. After graduating, Jennifer continued her art education with classes at the Smithsonian Institute and Corcoran School of Art & Design in Washington, DC, the former Columbia School of Visual Arts in Columbia, MD, and the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA.
Jennifer has worked with pen and ink, colored pencil, acrylic and oil, and clay, and has pursued painting, figure drawing, calligraphy, stippling, ceramics, and more. For the past 7 years, she’s focused on painting mostly abstract in acrylics and oils. She has exhibited her work in studio tours, gallery exhibitions, restaurants, and coffee shops in both Virginia and New Mexico.
She currently splits her time between Rappahannock County, VA, and southwestern New Mexico, where she lives and creates on a ranch in the Gila National Forest outside Silver City.
Abstract art is infinitely inclusive and intuitive -we all see it from within the confines of our own lives and experiences and therein find our own unique meaning. There is a metamorphosis in the creation of art - I never start a painting with a vision of what it will be because it becomes what it is meant to be. I am the conduit for the magic that happens.
My work is a journey of authentically honoring my time here on earth and connecting with the elemental experience of being human. It is perfectly imperfect, as we all are. And therein lies our beauty.
Rich paints and lush brushwork create visual poetry; art is a fundamental connection and conversation between the artist and her materials. When I paint, I don’t think; my goal is to get out of my head and into that deep and resonant space of soul, where we are all connected. My goal is for each person to find his or her own meaning in my work; to connect in a way as unique as we each are.
Creating art is vulnerable and honest. Releasing my art into the world is an act of vulnerability, courage, and love. My hope is that it speaks to you within your own life and helps you to tell your story, as creating it helps me to tell mine.
20" x 24" x 2" abstract oil, acrylic, mixed media, gold leaf.
24" x 30" x 2" oil, acrylic, mixed media, metal leaf.
24" x 24" x 2" oil, acrylic, mixed media, silver leaf
9" x 12" x 2" oil, acrylic, mixed media, silver leaf.