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. 💕

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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! ❤️🧡💛💜

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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).💛💛💛

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🎨 Save the Date for Art After Dark

🎨 Save the Date for Art After Dark
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Friday, March 22nd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.   
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Thank you for supporting the 29th annual Celebration of Fine Art.
As we wind down our 2019 show, we'd love to usher in our final weekend
with a special evening reception with fellow art lovers. 

We look forward to seeing you!

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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! 💛💛💛

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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!

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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.

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