Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Limited Edition Print, Heavenward 💚

Not too often I get collectors who live local and can stop by my studio to pick up their painting! Kathy Hathaway has been thinking about getting one of my Limited Edition pieces for months and finally decided it was time to get a 40x40 Giclée of Heavenward. She is an avid nature lover and plans on hanging this piece in her living room! 💚💚💚

[Get your own!] ** PS, if you want to get your very own Heavenward, the Edition is very Limited. Visit the following link now, until SOLD OUT!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

I loved painting the light through the trees on a lovely spring morning. Happy Easter! 💜💜💜

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Desert Painting with a View!

Last install before we hit the road! When this couple came to the art show and saw my desert painting of pinnacle peak, they recognized it as the view outside their window! 👀🌵 It was the perfect pop of color they were looking for. 💕

#JensArt #celebrationoffineart2019 

Art for Scottsdale Home

Before heading back to Oregon I installed 13 paintings and Giclées in a collector's home! They had moved into a new house and had a lot of walls that needed some bold, beautiful color! ❤️🧡💛💜

#JensArt #JensArtGiclees #JensArtCommissions

Friday, March 22, 2019

Art After Dark in Scottsdale, AZ

The Art After Dark event was really fun tonight! Loved seeing some of my favorite collectors again and meeting a few new ones! By the way, the last day of the show is this Sunday!!! ❤️❤️❤️

#JensArt #celebrationoffineart2019 #Scottsdale

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Contemporary Aspens for Scottsdale Home!

Tonight I installed 60x48 "Golden Steel" in a home in Scottsdale. Always such a thrill to be able to go into a client's home and hang the painting for them. Love seeing their space and where the painting will live (next to an original Norman Rockwell).💛💛💛

#JensArt #celebrationoffineart2019

🎨 Save the Date for Art After Dark

🎨 Save the Date for Art After Dark
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Art for Bedroom!

This lovely lady is excited to get "Golden Steel" hung on her wall! It's going in her master bedroom against a grey the white trunks are going to pop! She loved the ultra thick texture and contemporary feel of this piece. I'll be installing it tomorrow and will be sure to take room pics for you! 💛💛💛

#JensArt #celebrationoffineart 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Art for Grandkids!

These little cuties picked out their very first artwork today! They came to the show with their Grandma and she told them they could pick out anything they wanted as long as it was under $250. What a cool Grandma! I love that she's instilling in her grandkids a love of art at a young age. ❤️

They took it very seriously, walking the entire show...then decided on my post-palette flower (and iPhone case) and her brother picked out a 10x10 Giclee. Mission accomplished!

#JensArt #postpalette™ #jensartgiclees

My Dad...Secretary of State, Dennis Richardson

After my Dad's funeral, I visited his office at the State Capitol for the last time. It was sweet to see it all decorated with my artwork. He was one proud papa for sure! ❤️

The painting of the little boy on a chair, was one he bought at my first art show! I was fresh out of college and was trying to figure out how to "make it" as an artist. I decided that the first thing I needed to do was a solo show. I invited every gallery and art rep in the phone book to the opening.

The night of the show arrived. 2 Galleries showed up—one from Park City and the other, Salt Lake City. They told me that after the show was over they'd like to carry my work. I was so excited!

But the biggest surprise was when my Dad walked in. I couldn't believe he was there! He'd flown in just for the opening, wanting to support his daughter at her first show! That meant a lot to me. And before he left, he bought a painting of his grandson and didn't even ask for a discount! 😁

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Obituary for Dennis Richardson

My Dad's (Secretary of State Dennis Richardson) obituary:

July 30, 1949 - February 26, 2019

Dennis Michael Richardson passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from a brain tumor, in his Central Point, Oregon home, surrounded by family. Known for his service to others (both visible service and the quiet service done when no one was watching), for his dedication to God (and country), for being an honest attorney and politician, and for his devotion to his family (he would always interrupt a meeting to take a phone call from his wife or children), Dennis' death leaves a loss only God can comfort.

Dennis was born on July 30, 1949 in Los Angeles California to parents Ralph (Mike) and Eva (McGuire) Richardson. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings David and Donna. He is survived by his sister Doris Skelton, his wife Cathy Richardson, his son Scott Richardson and his daughters Jennifer Vranes (Matt Vranes), Valerie Richardson Harmon (Theron Harmon), Rachel Richardson Whoolery Matthew Whoolery), Nikki Richardson Hom (Paul Hom) Mary Rose (Daniel Burnell), Marie Richardson Coffman (Jared Coffman), Laura Jones and Alyssa Richardson Coombs (Paul Coombs) as well as his 31 grandchildren.

In 1969 he joined the US Army and flew helicopters in Chu Li, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. While flying combat missions in and out of enemy territory, he was honored with 8 medals, including the 19th Award Air Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star.

In 1973 Dennis married Catherine (Cathy) Jean Coyl in the Los Angeles temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

In 1976 Dennis earned a BA and then in 1979 he graduated with his Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University. He was the first (and probably only) law student who was both the Chairman of the Moot Court Board of Advocates and at the same time published an article in the Law Review. Immediately moving with his family to Oregon, and passing the Oregon State Bar, Dennis practiced law for 30 years.

Dennis always planned to spend the first half of his life providing for his family, and the second half of his life serving. With that in mind, he served on the Central Point City Council and then in 2002 was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives where he served for 12 years (six terms).

As a state legislator Dennis was elected to the positions of Speaker Pro Tempore, Chair and Co-Chair of the Joint Senate--House Ways & Means (both Subcommittee and Committee), Minority Whip, and Vice-Chair of the House Health Care Policy Committee.

Dennis always joked he wasn't new to politics, after all, he raised eight daughters (one daughter gave him a license plate frame to memorialize this saying). In July 2013, Dennis won the Republican nomination for Governor of Oregon with a 65% vote in the Primary, although he lost the General Election. In November 2016, Dennis was elected as the Oregon Secretary of State, the first Republican to be elected Oregon Secretary of State since 1980.

Dennis always declared that no matter his public achievements, his most important accomplishment was being a good father of nine children, a good grandfather to his 31 grandchildren, and a good husband after more than 45 years of marriage.

Friends and family are invited to attend the funeral and celebration of life for Dennis M. Richardson to be held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 3900 Grant Road, in Central Point, Oregon. A viewing will be held from 9:00am to 10:30am with a service following from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Interment will be at Memory Gardens.

As the 26th Secretary of State of Oregon, Mr. Richardson will lie in state for public viewing on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:30pm in the rotunda of the Oregon State Capitol at 900 Court Street NE, in Salem, Oregon. A state funeral will follow in the House Chamber from 2:00pm to 3:45pm. All are welcome.

To honor Dad we are donating money to his favorite charity Every Child Oregon, which helps foster children.

#dennisrichardson #ORSOS #EveryChildOregon

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tribute to my Dad, Dennis Richardson 2/26/2019 ❤️

Dear Dad,

I'm so grateful to have had you as my Dad! How lucky we were! I remember my friends complaining about their Dads, and how they were never really involved in their lives…and me thinking how opposite my situation was. I would actually complain to them how my Dad was a little too involved! Hah!

No matter how busy you were, you always found time for family! Those Saturday one on one "daddy-daughter dates" were really special. You were a very active Dad, taking us on bike rides, camping, teaching us to snow and water ski, how to play tennis. I remember you waking me up at 5 am to go jogging before early morning seminary! Now, as a parent myself, I think how remarkable that really was. You were the epitome of self-discipline and I see that character trait reflected in each of your children.

You took pride in us not being "girly girls" but strong, capable women. There was nothing we could not do. And we believed that. Whatever our dreams were, you helped us actualize them. There was never anything we couldn't do if we put our minds to it. You taught us that. If I wanted to learn to fly an airplane, you were willing to help me reach that goal. If I wanted to earn money, you would brainstorm with ideas of how to make that possible. From teaching piano lessons to selling flower arrangements, you always encouraged me. If Val and I wanted to run for student government, we knew you would help us campaign and that it would be the best campaign Crater had ever seen! You were a marketing genius. We thought you the smartest Dad around!

I always appreciated how you much you supported my art. I'll never forget the time when you surprised me by flying out to my first one-person show at the Scera Theater in Orem, UT, and even bought a painting of your grandson for full price! And this was after you had paid for my college degree in art!

To the world you were a Politician—the republican who would go on the radio or T.V. to debate the tough issues that no one else would talk about! You never backed down on your beliefs. You were known for your integrity, such a rare trait for politicians (or anyone for that matter!) You were Oregon's Secretary of State—the first republican to get elected since the 70's! What a miraculous feat that was. I'm so proud of you. There's no other Republican that could have done it! You were courageous. Despite the odds, you went out and did the impossible! Election day will forever be imbedded in my memory as one of the BEST DAYS EVER!

Here are just a few of your "Dadisms" that we'll always remember:

•Courage—Always do the hard things
•Live life with no regrets
•You are what you do when no one is watching
•Mind over Matter
•Cry in a Pillow
•Nobody gets out of here alive!
•You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink!
•Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die!

Thank you for everything Dad. You taught us so much by your words and example. I couldn't be prouder. We love you and will always miss you! ❤️❤️❤️


Saturday, February 16, 2019

New Abstract? Aspen Art!

A new one for me...possibly a new series? Almost abstract! This painting has so much strength and bold color! ❤️ 24x48 "Iron Mist."


Friday, February 15, 2019

Post Palette Art!

Patrick and Shannon met me at Celebration of Fine Art and instantly connected with my post palette painting, "Who Gives a Hoot?!" 

Owls have a special significance for them (they mate for life) and Shannon wanted to bring some color into the it was a match made in heaven! 🌵😍

#JensArt #PostPaletteArt #Celebrationoffineart 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Love Birds for Valentine’s Day ❤️

Which Love Bird are you? 

I met a new collector last week at the show in Scottsdale, AZ. She saw my piece "Love Birds" and stopped dead in her tracks. She knew the symbolism behind the red cardinals and felt an instant connection with her deceased father. 

She needed "Love Birds" in her life and took home the painting. 

For a limited time, you can get "Love Birds" and choose your favorite birds!

Do you want cardinals, robins or bluebirds in your painting?

Use code VDAY14 on anything in the store and receive 14% off!

Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️



Saturday, February 9, 2019

Palette Knife Aspen Painting!

John B. loves my chunky style! He discovered "Sunlit Gold" at the art show in #Scottsdale and it was love at first sight!  ❤️ 

#JensArt #celebrationoffineart 

New contemporary Aspen painting!

Just finished up this new piece, 60x48 "Golden Steel."  It's hard to capture just how thick the paint is on this one! So many layers....💛 #JensArt

(Closeup of the thick texture)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Does Art Really Have to Match the Couch? 🛋

Do you have art hanging on your walls that you don't love?

Have you purchased random art in the past just because a designer, consultant, or a friend told you it was the "right piece" for your walls? Have you bought art based on someone else's advice only because it "matched the couch?" You never really liked it, but since you spent so much money on it, you decided to just live with it…. even after getting a new couch! 

Has this happened to you?

I have many happy collectors who have purchased my art to replace something already hanging on their walls, replacing something they didn't love, something they never connected with....

See, you don't need a designer, or a consultant telling you how to feel, or what to love; it's YOUR choice, and they're not living with it — you are!

Art is such a personal experience. I guarantee YOU will know what YOU like! You'll know instantaneously when a painting "connects." And when it does, snatch it up because it's the one!

See all my freshest paintings on the link below. Does one speak directly to you? Then it's time to become a collector! 💙💙💙



Monday, January 28, 2019

Lavender of Provence!

Nothing quite like the lavender fields of Provence! You can almost smell the sweet scent of the lavender wafting in the breeze! 💜

The painting I'm holding is a commission I just finished up. The collector asked if I could paint a little blonde girl and brunette boy in the fields to represent her grandchildren! So fun! 💏

For more info on how to commission a painting, visit my website at

#JensArtCommissions #JensArtLavender

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Cabin Delight!

I'm in love with this fireplace! 🤩Yup, I think I'd be just fine curled up on that couch, listening to the fire crackling in the hearth while sipping a mug of hot chocolate! Yes please! ❤️

"Reaching to the Sky," 84x60 #JensArtCommissions