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