Jennifer is an award-winning representational painter whose oil paintings explore intriguing color combinations and brushwork to convey energy and mood. In addition to capturing expressive portraiture, she is inspired by familiar narratives that evoke a sense of possibility, wonder, and story.
The process of applying rich color to canvas is extraordinary. It’s tactile, focused, and a pure reflection of connection – to my mind and to my subject. At times, my brushstrokes are purposeful and exact. Sometimes, they are mixed up and chaotic. My mood and curiosities about the subject create a tug and pull of expression that comes through in my work. The process is meaningful to me and my hope is to portray this meaning in my art.
My brushwork and color choices go hand in hand—they are not independent of one another. Sometimes my brush will take a color in a direction that surprises me. It’s all part of the exploration and creative process. I get to share a bit of my process when I leave those marks.
My paintings highlight the possibilities of a moment. These days we need to remind ourselves to connect to our experience of the world — feel its possibilities. The shine and glimmer of a wet roof, the warmth of light during transitions of the day, the excitement of a new adventure, the love in a person’s eyes – all are precious, fleeting, and beautiful.
Best In Show – “Rockville Art League Juried Members’ Winter Show” Rockville, MD, 2019, Juror: Kris Loya
Third Place, Kensington Category – “Paint the Town Art Show 2019” Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2019, Juror: Glen Kessler
Honorable Mention, Landscape – “Paint the Town Art Show 2019” Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2019, Juror: Glen Kessler
Honorable Mention, Oils – “Women’s Club of Chevy Chase Art Show” Chevy Chase, MD, 2019
Honorable Mention, Portraits – “Women’s Club of Chevy Chase Art Show” Chevy Chase, MD, 2019
Third Place – “Penn Place Invitational Show”, Garret Park, MD, 2019
First Place, Landscape – “Paint the Town Art Show 2018” Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2018, Juror: Gavin Glakas
Best in Show – “Paint the Town Art Show 2018” Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2018, Juror: Gavin Glakas