Student and Collector
Jenny!!! .....JENNY!!!! This piece blows my mind and fills my heart. Thank you for this timeless and priceless piece!
Cathy, Commissioned Art Collector
Today I am getting back into the regular swing of life after spending an amazing weekend with Jennifer painting plein air in Mendocino. I also attended her Sonoma Coast retreat a couple of months ago. If you haven't been able to paint with Jennifer, you are missing out on some wonderful instruction while painting the outdoors. Jennifer schedules the painting days, with fantastic views to choose from. There is a great color theory talk before beginning, which makes mixing color so much fun! Jennifer is a real delight to be learning from, I feel so blessed to have been able to study with her. If you are on the fence about [the classes] she features, you need not be concerned. They are WONDERFUL !! Thanks again Jennifer for your beautiful Artist self and for sharing your knowledge with me. See you next time my friend!
Margo, Plein Air Retreat Student
As a graphic designer for a credit union I tap into creativity a lot but in a really compact, tight, computer, pixel world. Touching the paint and moving into a holistic experience was something I was really craving. The experimentation was my favorite part and I feel like I could have done that all day. Letting go was a much bigger deal than I thought it was going to be. It’s not easy to let go. But the work really tells you when it’s time. I need to be pursuing letting go in all facets of my life. We have these hard and fast rules about what success looks like and being able to open up to the possibility that we don’t know the answers really exciting for me. I wholeheartedly recommend her classes to anyone.
While I've worked with collage for some time, I wanted to expand into mixed media. It was great being able to play with no particular expectations. You explain the process well and in an appropriate sequence. Lots of encouragement. I'm a former teacher and all of this matters to me.
This class is aligned with my core principles about art. You’re really just letting yourself come out onto the canvas. When I tried academic art in the past I felt stifled and judged, and even harassed like they’re trying to beat the creativity out of you. This class is really about who you are instead of who somebody else wants you to be. When I let go of the layers that I was admiring I thought I would regret painting over them, and miss the effort and the result, but what I got after was much better. There’s a lot of pressure sometimes about how our artwork will be perceived, and that can rob you of your creativity and vision. Now I can let go of the fear and let a painting go where it’s going to go.
I love my two new paintings! They're a very nice addition to my collection. They add to making my home a happy place! Thank you.
Zella, Art Collector
Take a class from Jennifer and find joy while you learn! I took Overcoming Artist Block with her. I came away with so much more from this workshop than I expected. The two big ideas I came away with were a releasing around any feelings of needing to have my art be a certain way, and the second was, I WANT to take another class with Jennifer. The next class I was able to take was Seascape Success. Wow! I came home with two beautiful, different paintings of the coast. I also learned color mixing, and so much more. Everyone's painting was different and equally beautiful. With Jennifer's gentle, positive guidance and tips, I was able to enjoy the whole process, and learn. I am currently signed up for another class in a few months, and I am looking forward to discovering what I will learn and paint. I highly recommend Jennifer as an instructor.
I saw your IG post and got right in there. I can't tell you how many times I decided to buy one of your paintings and it was already sold. They're so beautiful in person! Thank you!
Michelle, Art Collector