Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1982, Jennifer’s ability to focus on her drawings at an early age was noticed by all. Her intensity and desire to study art grew over the years. Jennifer's parents, being artists themselves, shared their knowledge and philosophy with her and in her early teens sent her to study Russian Impressionism with Henry Stinson, her mentor.
Jennifer currently works as a full time painter in Portland, Oregon where she is a mentor for dozens of students. She travels monthly for classes, shows and plein air painting. Since the young age of 24, she has received many awards for her work, has been featured in many publications, and has paintings in public and private collections both at home and abroad.
Jennifer has a natural ability to teach and coach others in their artistic journey and education. She asks her students to continue to raise the bar on their artistic abilities while providing encouragement, fun, and an immense wealth of knowledge.