MEET THE ARTIST
* ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
“From broken and lost; to purpose and identity – my work is a visual diary of reinventing myself and rebuilding my life.”
Jennifer is a mostly self-taught artist, located in Chicago, Illinois. When a life-altering illness left her bedridden and searching for her lost identity, a childhood passion for art was reborn. Jenny uses acrylic paint - often on texture-prepped canvases. The artist uses the bumpy, uneven texture of the canvas as a metaphor for the ups and downs we each experience as we navigate our lives. The rugged surface instantly removes any ill-perceived thoughts of achieving perfection – relieving pressure and allowing added freedom for artistic expression. While the artist likes to tackle an array of subject matter, much of her work is inspired by the beauty of Creation. Jennifer often attempts to personify elements of nature to share stories of human experience and emotion.
Jennifer continues to use art as part of her own personal healing and finds purpose in bringing this same opportunity to others. Jenny develops and facilitates guided creativity workshops that allow attendees the opportunity to connect more deeply with self and community – while having fun exploring various forms of artistic expression!
VIEW THE ART
UPCOMING GALLERY SHOWINGS AND ART FESTIVALS
Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale, presented by Smead Manufacturing Company, will kick off with an in person Opening Reception on June 2, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Minneapolis, MN.
The online art show and sale opens June 3, 2022 at www.CourageArt.org on and runs through June 24, 2022.
THE DOWNERS GROVE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
The Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival will be celebrating 45 years this fall. The festival is held in the middle of award winning, historic, Downtown Downers Grove which is located 22 miles from Chicago’s loop. The festival is currently scheduled to be held in the middle of Main Street. In addition, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy the boutiques, cafes and a children’s art area that will complement the high caliber of art that will be present at the show. The show is a community favorite, and we are looking forward to another great show in 2022!
Check out our creativity workshops with a positive message! workshops can be customized and are ideal for preschool through seniors! Such a fun way to express yourself and engage in community!