Jen focused seriously on ballet and modern dance throughout her childhood and adult life. She has a BA in Performance Art from the University of MD. She dabbled in visual art throughout her life, but has very little formal training. In May 2015 she took an on-line art class that awoke her creative nature, and propelled her into the world of two dimensional art. No stranger to discipline, she has dedicated herself to a demanding studio practice, and the creation of a business with the ultimate goal of becoming a full time artist. In addition, Jen has an elementary teaching license, and has taught youth and adults in numerous settings for the last twenty years. 

Artist Statement

My art is influenced by the natural world around me, my inner world, and the disconnection between the two that is created in a modern culture that praises material wealth and illusory power over empathy and justice. My work expresses deeply personal experiences, yet often reflects universal themes. The content is driven by my desire to experience a more connected social existence that honors the relationship between human beings and nature. If it makes people feel less alone, and more united in our existence, I believe it is successful.