Booth Number: 215

Discipline: Sculpture

Location: Penn Valley, CA


About the Artist:

After deciding that creating art was her passion in life, Jennifer began her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute with an emphasis on oil painting in 1972. Then, after 18 years of painting “visionary art”, portraits, and landscapes, she was drawn to sculpture due to that art form’s tactile nature, as well as the knowledge that stones are formed over millions of years time, representing nature in a historical sense. Her love of nature is so strong that it influences most of her life choices. To learn the basics of stone sculpture she approached an elderly Italian immigrant whose trade had been carving grave stones from marble in his native land. He was able to show her the various techniques used by the old masters of Italy. In addition she took classes in clay and stone sculpture at Orange Coast College.