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?