Saturday, January 11, 2020

Heading to Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, AZ!

Remember that 72"x 60" blank canvas I had on my easel a few days ago? This is what it turned into.❤️

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Check out my new online painting course where I teach you my palette knife secrets!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Super exciting Announcement and Giveaway!

Ok, my friends! Are you ready?

For the longest time, I've wanted to help all my friends who want to try their hand at painting.

You are my beloved DABBLERS!

And I'm SUPER excited to announce that I'm making a brand new online course… JUST FOR YOU!

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at painting with palette knives, now's your chance to learn directly from me!

Ah! I can't wait for this!

Maybe you have one of my palette knife paintings in your home? Or maybe you've watched me paint with palette knives in one of my Facebook Live videos.

Well, now it's YOUR turn to learn how. And I'll show you EXACTLY how to make your own palette knife masterpiece.

Actually, I'm going to teach you how to make my 3 most popular paintings. 

This brand new course is called… LET'S DABBLE with Jen: Painting & Palette Knives

And it's coming out this Monday, December 23rd just in time for Christmas.

Maybe you're not interested yourself in painting… but you know someone who is...

This is the PERFECT gift for that special artistic someone.

So, in conjunction with the opening of the LET'S DABBLE with Jen: Painting & Palette Knives … I'm doing a special GIVEAWAY of some of my JensArt swag. 

Here's how it works…

To make sure you don't miss all the exciting details about my new LET'S DABBLE with Jen: Painting & Palette Knives, click the link below to sign up for EXTRA emails where I'll tell you TONS more about what you're gonna learn.


When you DO… you'll be entered into a special contest to win one of 3 special prizes.

AND… the more people you bring with you who sign up for these EXTRA emails over the next few days, the MORE entries into the giveaway you'll have.


So, you get one entry when you click the link and sign up for my special VIP email giveaway list…


...for every friend or loved one you bring to the party and have them sign up, you get EXTRA entries into the giveaway contest.

Whoever has the MOST entries by Sunday, December 22nd at midnight PST… WINS!

And what will you win?

Well… we'll actually have 3 winners.

The 3rd place winner gets a JensArt purse and cell phone case.

The 2nd place winner gets the purse, the cellphone case PLUS… you also get a JensArt apron and cutting board.

And the 1st place winner gets the purse, the cellphone case, the apron, the cutting board PLUS… an original palette knife painting painted by ME!

So… to be entered to win these GREAT free prizes and to get all the juicy details about my brand new course for dabblers… the LET'S DABBLE with Jen: Painting & Palette Knives… just click the link below and look for my first extra email tonight!


And don't forget to tell all your friends so you can get a lot more entries!

From my easel to your home!

We'll talk to you soon,


P.S. One more thing… when you click and join the special VIP email group, I'll give you a special discount as one of the very first people to ever purchase my brand new course, LET'S DABBLE with Jen: Painting & Palette Knives. 

Just CLICK HERE to sign up today for a chance to win a FREE painting and get a BIG discount on my first online painting course.





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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Get Your 4 Seasons Art Prints for Christmas! 🎄

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Wall That Almost Stumped Me!

My mouth must have hung open in surprise when the collectors asked me point blank if I could do it

It was the opening night of the Art Show. It had taken an entire week to construct the studio where I would be spending the next 3 months. I had literally just hung the last painting on the wall, did a quick change in the car into a little black dress, slapped on some red lipstick, and was back in the studio just as the first collectors walked in.

Find out WHERE they wanted to hang their art in this week's Collector Spotlight.

See you over there,


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Oregon’s Wine Country!

On our way home from Vancouver BC, we stopped by Ardiri Winery to visit one of our favorite collectors, John Compagno. Over the years he's collected upwards of 50 paintings, and has even used my artwork for several of his wine labels. His vineyard is spectacular with views of the Willamette Valley and Mt. Hood on a clear day.

John gave us the tour and shared the background behind the wine making process, which is more science than one would expect. Fascinating even for non-drinkers like us!

Check Ardiri out if you're in the Portland area and want to spend the day in Oregon's wine country!🧡🧡🧡

#JensArt #Ardiriwinery

Friday, November 8, 2019

Installation in Vancouver!

These collectors drove down from Vancouver to my studio in Southern Oregon to meet me in person and commission a painting! Last night I returned the favor and drove the painting up to Canada to install it in their home.

Nothing beats the look on their faces when they saw the painting hanging up on the wall that had been bare for 3 years! Jill's comment afterwards was so beautiful:

"It's amazing. It suits the house and it suits us. This place is meaningful to us. But having that view and we felt such a great connection with you. It multi layers the meaning of this painting for us because it's not only a painting of a place that we love to be at but also having the connection with you gives it a deeper meaning. It isn't just a picture that we saw and bought. I'm so glad we came down to your studio and connected with you and saw your work and we just like you so much and it's such a special piece for us to have. And not only that it's a place we love but knowing that it was painted by someone we feel so connected to."

—Jill Raphael

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Calling all East Coast Collectors...

‪Do you live anywhere near Boston? Good news, I'll be at Dzian Gallery in Natick, MA this December 7th & 8th! ❤️ Come hang out and watch a free painting demo! 🎨 ‬

‪#JensArt #DzianGallery ‬

Friday, October 25, 2019

Art Heals! Why the Medical Field is Taking Notice!

"Autumn in the Rogue Valley"

Friday, October 18, 2019

40x80 Fall Aspen Commission Completed for Canadian Couple!

Ahhhhhh. Take a moment and breathe in the fresh Autumn air! This is one of my favorite times of year...and painting Fall is always a delight. 🍁🍂

This 40x80 Fall painting was commissioned by a lovely couple from Vancouver, BC. They drove down from Canada to visit my studio in Southern Oregon, and to discuss their special commission. It was so fun getting to know them! By the time they left, we had the details all worked out. This piece will be the focal point of the room, so they wanted it to be perfect. They also wanted it to be really special, so they gave me photos of their cabin and lake to incorporate into their piece. Also, amidst the Aspens on their lake, are evergreens — so I added that to their painting as well.

And I just heard back from them: Painting approved! 🧡🧡🧡

If you've been thinking about commissioning a piece, I have just 2 spots left in my schedule.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Art Runs in the Family!

Meet my Uncle Eric. He's an artist too. Actually, I have 3 uncles and 1 aunt who are artists—all from my Mom's side of the family. Out of 6 children, 4 of them are artists! What are the odds? My Mom felt like she didn't get the gift, but she passed it down to her daughter! 👩‍❤️‍👩

Do any of you have any artists in the family?👩‍🎨

Growing up with all of those artists, my Mom easily recognized the signs in me by the time I was barely out of diapers!

You can always tell who those budding artists are...the kids who can sit for hours drawing and doodling, unaware of the passing time. 🎨

Yep, that was always me...especially in math class! Lol.

So when my Mom, my Aunt Chris and I planned a trip to Maui, we knew a hopper flight to the Big Island to visit Uncle Eric was a must! He'd lived on the island for 30 years, and we had never visited him. I think in my entire life I had only met him once?

And I'm so glad we made the trip! Our time together became the highlight of the entire week! I loved seeing him in his element—an art studio in the middle of the jungle! 🌴🌴🌴

He does a bit of everything—from watercolor on canvas, miniature ship building, to tinting gourds with alchemical dyes. It was so fascinating to watch him in action! 🤹🏼‍♂️

I guess art does run in the family! What's your story?


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Pop of Color—Big Aspen Art!

So fun meeting James and Lily at the Sausalito Art Festival this past weekend! 

When they saw my 72x24 "Joyful Fall," they knew it was perfect for the wall at the top of their stairs. 

It brought that pop of color they were looking for!

After the show, I brought the painting over and hung it for them. They loved it there! Brought so much color and pizazz to the wall! 

James had the best quote: "I can't wait to wake up tomorrow morning and see this painting on the wall."



Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sausalito Art Festival

I'm excited to be participating in the Sausalito Art Festival coming up in a couple of weeks!🎨 Come see me!

Aug 31-Sept 2 

#sausalitoartfestival #JensArt

Friday, August 2, 2019

Collector Spotlight - "Serendipity"

I love the moments when I get to meet my collectors in person!

More often than not, I don't get the chance to meet the wonderful people who collect my art...but, when I do....there's always a special bond we share!



Friday, July 12, 2019

Poppies for Wedding Anniversary!

Major brownie points for this husband who's surprising his wife with "Tuscan Romance" for their 37th wedding anniversary! Congratulations! 


(Believe it or not, this is a Giclée! Check out how thick I paint the texture over the top! Every Poppy is literally painted again. DM me if you want one! )

#JensArt #JensArtGiclees

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Collector Who Inspired Me To Paint The 4 Seasons! 🌿🍁❄️🌷

This is a Collector Spotlight that I've been dying to share!!

Let me tell you a story....

The 4 Seasons concept started with an email from a soon-to-be collector, Jon Stowe...

He had bought a lake home a couple of years before, and had spent months remodeling it. There was a long wall in the formal dining room where 4 mirrors had previously hung, so it was divided up into 4 sections.

He thought it would be perfect to hang 4 pieces of art, each showing one of the seasons. It would make the divided wall look intentional, and bring it all together! 

Jon Googled "Aspen Tree Art" and guess who popped up?! 

He sent me an email, seeing if I had any prints available.

Now, I have always enjoyed painting the different seasons…. and I loved the concept! However, I didn't have FOUR of the Seasons available in Giclée Prints...

I was just about to email him back the bad news, but right before I pressed SEND, I decided to take one last look through my Giclées...

(I have over 150 Giclées in my catalog, so it took more than a few minutes!)

I was delighted to discover that I had painted a certain scene THREE times, in each of the different seasons, with nearly the same exact tree formations. This landscape came from my own imagination, and by SHEER INSPIRATIONI had created it in a Spring, Summer and Fall! The only one missing was Winter. I couldn't believe it!

I wrote Jon back, explaining that YES, I could give him the 4 seasons, but I would just have to paint an original of Winter first…(more on that later. That is a story in itself!)

He was thrilled!

Jon ordered the new 4 Seasons Giclées, and after hanging them in his formal dining room, he sent me some photos of the room with this note…

"Jen, Attached is a photo of our lake home dining room with your magnificent paintings. They have added a real WOW factor to the room and everyone who has seen them is impressed with both the paintings and the story behind them. Thank you so much!" 
 Jon S.

His dining room turned out so cool! I was thrilled with how it worked out (See Photos Here)! And now, I have 4 Seasons that I can offer to YOU! 

What's your favorite season??? Why choose, when you can have ALL FOUR!



PS - I might be crazy, but For a Limited Time I'm Giving you 3 Seasons for FREE! I'm not sure how long I'll be able to do this…but for right now, you can Get THREE Seasons absolutely FREEwhen you buy just one!!! Check out the offer at:

Sunday, June 23, 2019

New Available Aspen Spring Painting!

48x60 "Wading Through Daisies"...a little piece of happiness! 🌼🌼🌼

Available until Tuesday!


Friday, June 21, 2019

Collector Spotlight...!

This is going to be fun!

I am starting a weekly spotlight on you, my collectors! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Every week, I will spotlight one of you, share your story behind why you purchased my paintings…and where you ended up hanging it up in your home! 🖼

Click on the link below for the story of how "Morning Trail" ended up in the Thurman Family's piano room. 🎹

See you over there,


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father’s Day!

Looking for my cardinal out my window today...❤️ #happyfathersday

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Purple Jacaranda Trees!

I can't get enough of these #jacaranda trees! they are literally everywhere here, in full bloom! Who'd want a painting of these gorgeous purple trees??? 💜💜💜