About

Doing What I Love

Hello and welcome!  I am Jennifer, a watercolor artist who is known for creating whimsical, colorful, and nature-inspired works of art.  I love to make bright and cheerful paintings that fill rooms with joy and happiness!

I have enjoyed making art as far back as I can remember.  I actually dreamed of being an art teacher or an artist growing up, and I made art whenever and wherever possible.  As an adult, I knew that I wanted to use my love of art to help others.  I received a Master of Science degree in Art Therapy, and I went on to become credentialed as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR).  As an art therapist, I have previously worked with adults who have various stages of dementia, and I currently work with students who have autism at a special education school.  In addition to my work as an art therapist, I run and operate my freelance watercolor business from my home studio in St. Charles, MO.  I love using watercolors to paint, as I have found that this art medium allows me to express myself naturally and freely.  I am continuously mesmerized by the fluidity and charm that occurs through painting by hand with watercolor paints.  As an artist, I hope that I can share my love of painting and all things art-related with you.  Thank you for visiting my website, and thank you for your wonderful support of my work!

Inspiration

My art is often inspired by the words of the great impressionist artist, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who once said "Why shouldn't art be pretty?  There are enough unpleasant things in the world."  I have that quote hanging in my studio to remind me that art is a powerful tool that can be used to showcase the wonder, joy, and beauty of the world.  In addition to Renoir, I am moved by the works of many of the creative innovators of their time, especially in the realms of impressionism and abstract art.  Some amazing artists whose work I find quite inspiring include Charles Burchfield, Camille Pissarro, John James Audobon, Pablo Picasso, and Wassily Kandinsky.  I am also moved by the world around me and the simple everyday joys that come with it.  I like to think that inspiration can be found almost anywhere if willing to look for it!  You can learn more about my creative process and inspirations by visiting me on Facebook and Instagram.