Always a creative child, she had not entertained her artistic side for 10 years as her life was unfolding and coming together. Starting with pencil, her portraits were becoming more and more realistic looking, and friends and family encouraged her to develop this refreshed love affair she had with making drawings come to life. She took a beginners art class by the incredible artist and human, Frank Haddock at Grant MacEwan Art campus in Edmonton. She then took a month of oil paint lessons at Pro's Art, and continued to put in 10,000 more practice hours at her home studio. Since she began her art journey, she's had many fascinating life experiences that come with pursuing your passions and following your dreams.
She believes in the healing power of love, music, laughter, and gratitude. She is an ambassador for kindness, equality, and fairness. Jenn is inspired by the human connection, pop-culture; the wild, the clever, the hilarious, and the majestic snippets of life.
In March 2016, Jenn created The Butterfly Project -a wellness initiative to give women in transition (from domestic violence, drug/alcohol abuse, and/or sex work) an avenue to access professional services and products they may not be able to afford. These services and products include, salon visits, dental work, chiro, reiki, meditation classes, HR advice, financial planning, eyewear, contact lenses, baby items, etc. This is a humanity effort, and she acts as a liaison to bridge the gap. It is a way to reward these women for their fighting spirit on their path to self discovery. The 'Lovebugs' who donate their time are paid with gratitude, knowing they made someones day, or year! If you'd like more information about The Butterfly Project, there is an entry with contact info in the Blog page of this website.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, she was raised in Edmonton, Alberta, where she still resides. When she's not working, painting, or teaching art classes, she's listening to music, travelling to warm and colorful places, spending time with friends and family, and/or looking for ways to make the world better.
Collective Art Shows and/or Fundraisers
2016 - Ribbon Rouge, #Arts4Action, Edmonton, AB
2016 - SMashout MS Fundraiser, The Ranch Golf Club, Edmonton, AB
2016 - Cut Connex, Delta, Edmonton, AB
2016 - 5 Artists 1 Love, Citadel, Edmonton, AB
2015 - SMashout MS Fundraiser, The Ranch Golf Club, Edmonton, AB
2015 - 5 Artists 1 Love, Citadel, Edmonton, AB
2014 - SMashout MS Fundraiser, The Ranch Golf Club, Edmonton, AB
2014 - Ribbon Rouge, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2013 - Ribbon Rouge, Lexus South, Edmonton AB
2013 - Hip Hop Symposium, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2013 - Uniquely Me, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB
2013 - Mural Mosiac Project, Canada Summer Games, Sherbrook QC
2013 - Richard Feehan Campain Launch, Ward 10, Edmonton, AB
2013 - Stealing Beauty Show, ISBE's Domain, Edmonton, AB
2013 - Bryan Mudryk Golf Classic, Lexus, Edmonton AB
2013 - 5 Artists 1 Love. Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2012 - 5 Artists 1 Love, Tu Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2011 - Ladies First Show, Calgary, AB
2011 - Collectively Eclectic, U of C, Calgary, AB