Jennifer Austin Jennings, a native of Dayton, Ohio has been an exhibiting artistand art educator for over twenty years. Her close connection with nature provides inspiration for scenic and abstract compositions full of life and movement. Jennings’ work is an intricate arrangement of layers, balanced in a manner that allows the viewer to glimpse each subsequent stratum through the final coat.
Jennings was educated at The Dayton Art Institute and Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio. She later studied Photography and Graphic Design at Ohio Institute of Photography & Technology. She currently makes her home in Knoxville, TN, near the mountains she has visited and loved since childhood. Her work is selected by the most discerning designers and can be found in homes and collections across the Eastern United States.
“I see life in layers. First, subtle spines of under-structure, across which come the visceral movement of shape and form. Next, transparent layers of light and shadow emerge. There is a type of intuitive including or dismissing of the details before me. Finally comes the dawning of soft colors, layered across the foreground and fading to the distant. I paint like this. By choosing versatile acrylic mediums, mixed and manipulated with transparent washes, structural applications and broad flat strokes of pure color, I can share my experience.”