I can't remember a time in my life when I wasnt creating. My earliest memories often involve a crayon firmly grasped in my hand. Since then, there have been many tools in that hand; glass, painbrush, pencil, sewing needle, and clay modeling tools.
I call myself a distracted artist, because I am intensely curious, and eager to try new techniques and mediums. I have been told that it would be smarter for me to try and focus in on one style or medium, but I am simply unable to do it. I hope that my style shines through no matter what I am currently working on.
I have been Creating glass beads and jewelry for the last 20 years. I teach classes in flame-worked glass across the United states, as well as internationally. My technique mainly focuses on surface design and I often create a non-glass-like texture. Much of my work is acid etched to suggest a sense of age.
My illustration work leans toward the whimsical and light-hearted. If it makes me smile, I'm there. I love working in watercolor, ink, and pencil.
My portrait work is my newest endeavor, and is more realistic in nature and quite large. Most of my portraits measure 30"x40", 24"x48", or 36" square. They are acrylic on canvas.
Birds are a frequent visitor to my work. I wish I could come up with some sort of profound artistic symbology to explain this avian obsession of mine, but the simple truth is, I like them. They make me happy; I hope my work does the same for you.
I live in New England with my husband John, and son Max. Thanks for visiting. Peace. -Jen