Jennifer Love is from Woods Cross, Utah. She works in water media on paper, primarily watercolor. Her paintings celebrate pattern, movement, texture, and rich color. “It is my nature to live loudly, boldly, brightly, and expressing passion!”
My early paintings were often highly detailed pieces, mimicking the representational styles of my mentor, professors, or workshop instructors. As I have come to know myself better through the last few years, I have accepted my unique approach to life. It is in my nature to live loudly, boldly, brightly and expressing passion. I need to find fun in the everyday. I now live and move through life in a way that is comfortable and natural to me, even if that might seem silly to someone else. As I allowed myself to begin living true to my nature, my artwork experienced a transition that brought it into harmony with my life approach.
My paintings are visual expressions of emotion and activity! I start each painting with an idea of the colors I want to use and the mood I want to convey and work forward from there.
I want my paintings be rich and vibrant. I may use a recognizable symbol or subject matter in a painting, but I try to make each painting lively by using repetition, mingling colors, blotting, pouring, taping, splattering, stamping, scratching, or even cutting up the painting and weaving it together. It is exhilarating for me when my collectors notice and appreciate this intentional movement in my work. It is then that I feel the painting is a success.
I try to approach and complete each painting with boldness, being unafraid to make mistakes. Life is about mistakes! It’s about learning and growing as we go. I feel that art, like a person, should be always working towards improvement. For me, art is the expression of self rather than a reflection of the world. Each new painting I create is a small piece of the puzzle that is me. In the end, if I am lucky, I will end up with a masterpiece!