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Jennifer's early training
came from her grandmother who taught art at the Layton School of the
Arts and Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her need to create was very
clear from early on and is part of her heart and soul. There are many
ways in which she expresses her creativity, her garden that acts as a
canvas in which she incorporates color, texture, and inclusion of
senses, humor and magic.
Music is another love of
hers, where she expresses her creativity with the power of voice, or an
instrument. Art is reflected in her cooking where she combines color,
texture, taste, and wonderful presentations.
is not in seeking new landscapes but in
having new eyes"
~ Marcel Prous
Her interests are in many
mediums in the art world including playing with watercolors, oil,
pastels and acrylics. Many pieces have included mailboxes, signage,
automotive memorabilia, handsaws, shovels, you name it!
But her true love is mosaic
compositions, presenting masterpieces with symmetry and color. Her
artwork reflects and highlights the beauty in the world around us.
She now resides with her
husband and two children on a magical farm/homestead in Metchosin,
British Columbia, Canada.
*Just a note- this
biography was compiled by my dear mother, who took the time to show me
how beautiful early morning dewdrops are on a spider's web. I would also
like to give a big hug to my brother, who also contributed wisdom and
designed my site and online gallery.
"Awareness of synchronicity instills compassion for all living things
because it helps us to see that each one is an important piece in the
growing mosaic of Creation, which is an unfinished artwork that would be
diminished by the loss of a single fragment."
~ Shirley MacLaine 2007
And of course to my
loving family and friends, who's computer savvy, words of encouragement,
hard working kids (Mariah who has become my junior apprentice, and my
son Halen who has taken over as website manager) and my husband (Kevin
who has become easel maker extraordinaire and all around handyman); You
all have enabled me to fulfill a dream - to raise
a loving, considerate family and create art that fills me up inside.
Special thanks to my
brother Rob for the website design!
You all played a role.
I sincerely thank you!