My work is intimate, bold, and focus on the sweeter things in life: confectionary. My paintings of confectionary distill precious moments from the normal chaos of daily life. The indulgences I render in oil on canvas, speak simultaneously to a powerful cultural trend as well as a personal challenge. As a mother of two young children, time is the most elusive of all commodities. Its value is made commensurate through my rendering of sweets.
Composed amongst many of the trappings of daily life (reading glasses, coffee cup, tea set), these delicious oases offer a brief hiatus from life’s daily operations. Holding on to these glorious indulgences in a permanent state of joy is the goal of so much of my work.
My paintings focus on balancing my own desires with those of my family. As a parent, responsibilities are never complete and downtime is often placed on hold without a moment’s notice. I seek to capture the full splendor of life, its brief indulgences, as well as its harder-won rewards.
Jennifer Kahn Barlow Art