Growing up in Saskatchewan, Jennifer always had a love of the outdoors. After finishing school, Jennifer moved to the West Coast of British Columbia to ski and see the mountains. It was in Summit County, Colorado, that Jennifer first decided to pick up a paint brush. “I have always been interested in anything creative: making jewelry, sewing, baking and ceramics to name a few. I have continually had an underlying urge to craft things.” After some formative art classes with children’s book illustrator Kate Kiesler, Jennifer was hooked. Her interest quickly grew into
a passion, and since that time Jennifer has continued to evolve her style. Working in acrylic paints, she focuses on the graphic nature of the outside world. Line, shape and color are all major components in her work. Creating simpler forms from what she sees, joyous riots of color reach across her canvases. “I love the tactile experience of painting. It is so immediate and rewarding. It is a very intuitive process for me. There is something completely satisfying about spreading candy colored, rich, buttery paint across a fresh canvas.”
Jennifer also lived in the British Columbia interior, straddled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, before settling in her current home in the Georgian Bay region of Ontario. Living in these various locations has given her an appreciation of both the wideopen spaces that the prairies and large bodies of water provide, along with the exhilarating vistas of the mountains. She uses these inspirations when painting her landscapes. She resides in Clarksburg, Ontario with her husband Mark, eleven year old son Max and an old black Lab named Bubba.