Jennifer is a professional artist and tutor, relocating to Suffolk from Massachusetts in 1999. She holds a degree in Fine Art from The Art Institute of Boston and has spent many years painting in France and the UK, specialising in still life, figurative and landscape work. She has exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London with the Pastel Society and locally in Aldeburgh, Snape and Woodbridge and is the author of a book about pastels for children.
“My inspiration for work comes from many sources, but primarily from the effects of light as it hits objects, either in a collection of fruit, an unusual portrait or long shadows across a field. And the more dramatic the light, the better. Quiet, contemplative subjects intrigue me. Colour is also a strong feature of my work and I find pastels a perfect medium to achieve vibrant, rich tones quickly without brushes and solvents. My great-great Aunt Laura was a well-known American artist and her style of painting has influenced me tremendously as my own style developed. Other artists such as Chardin, Monet, Singer-Sargent, Cassatt and van Gogh provide inspiration.”