Watercolor; Pen & Ink
Anatole France once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” The special bond between a human and an animal awakens ones’ soul to the breath and light of empathy and compassion. Animal portraiture captures that light and spirit that your beloved pet felt when he looked at you, as well as your love for him. I believe that every animal is as unique as you are and have their own personalities, wishes, and spirits; which can all be captured in a portrait created specifically for you. Engaging with your pet’s image allows me to have a window into your relationship and present that relationship through a work of art. Watercolor and ink allows me to capture each animal’s unique personality and features with a sense of specified detail and whimsy. Painting an animal’s portrait is not only an honor to that animal but also to the relationship that is being represented.
Jennifer is located in the San Tan Valley, AZ area and has recently opened this business in pet and wildlife portraiture. She studied psychology and studio art at Lawrence University and began to further her career in psychology in Chicago. After suffering a setback in health, Jennifer moved back home to Appleton, WI and focused on her art. She completed her MA in Anthrozoology through the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, and is working to further her career in animal rights activism and conservation.
Jennifer has always been active within animal life. She sees herself as part of their world and is beginning to further her career in conservation work. Although she still paints pet portraits, her true passion lies in preserving our wildlife and fighting for their survival.