Painting for Jennifer Stone is as natural and necessary to her as breathing. Primarily self-taught, Jennifer dedicates at least a portion of each day to painting in her home studio. There, she creates her art, surrounded by personal inspiration-a small bouquet of dried red roses, a stylishly well-worn cowboy hat, a picture of a penguin drawn by her grandson with marker on lined notebook paper, and a small parade of colorful glass fish that grace the window sill.
An award-winning artist, Jennifer Stone has been painting for nearly 20 years. Her expressions are primarily water media, and feature unconventional methods to enhance design, color, and texture. The art she creates is typically abstract or non-representational, and reflects Jennifer's own unique interpretation of our world.
Mixed media finds its way into many of Jennifer's pieces. Looking carefully, an observer may find anything from a scrap of a cocktail napkin to a snip off a personal letter. Each carefully selected addition makes Jennifer's art a unique extension of the artist herself.
Jennifer's singular style has earned her numerous awards and countless admirers. Her accolades include both state and national titles, with her work displayed in private and corporate collections internationally.
Jennifer has studied with a variety of artists, including Cheng-Khee Chee, Zoltan Zsabo, and Robert Burridge. Jennifer also participates in an annual "paint-in" hosted by Karlyn Holman and Mary Rice, where she has the privilege to paint with many of her artist peers, whom she values and admires. While the influence of each of these learning experiences can be found in her art, Jennifer's own voice speaks clearly in her work.
"To this day, I am still humbled when I am made aware my painting has touched the soul of another person, or brought them pleasure," she says. "This inspires me and gives me hope that I can continue to leave an impression with some of the images I have created."