Having been drawn to all things “art” from a very young age, Jennifer pursued those interests, in a variety of mediums. Her high school art program was incredibly diversified, well funded and was overseen by (in my opinion) a fantastic teacher. Studies included clay (hand building and wheel work), jewelry making with the lost wax casting technique, weaving on a gigantic loom, batik, screen printing, wire sculpting and more. Thereafter, she attended a small, fine arts college in Boston.
Her second love was books. Working for the largest book wholesaler in the country, she spent ten years with that company, in a variety of ever-more-challenging positions. From there, Jennifer joined an Independent Publishers’ Representative firm, with accounts throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England territories. Her most recent position in the world of books was as the books/supplies buyer at the John C. Campbell Folk School.
After retiring, Jennifer was able to rediscover and pursue her artistic urges more consistently, including woodcarving, relief printing, and painting. When people ask which paint medium she prefers, Jennifer has been known to say “I’m an equal-opportunity painter. Watercolor, oils, or Acrylic. Each has it’s own personality.”
Being a member of the Valley River Arts Guild has fueled my appreciation for the vast numbers of people in our areas with astonishing talent.