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Hi! I am an artist / illustrator based in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. I work in a variety of media but primarily pencil, gouache, oils and digital. My focus is children's picture book illustration and plein air / portrait painting from life.
For picture book inquiries, please write to my agent, Mike Hoogland, at mhoogland@dystel.com. All other inquiries or just to say hello, write to illustrationjennifer@gmail.com or click here.


Exhibitions and Plein Air Events

  • Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, Montgomery, NY, October 8 - 13, 2019
  • The Finger Lakes: A Sense of Place, Solo Exhibition, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY, August 24 - September 28, 2019
  • Morristown Plein Air Festival, Morristown, NY, August 1 - 4, 2019, 3rd Place
  • Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, Montgomery, NY, October 10 - 14, 2018, 2nd Place Quick Draw
  • Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 14 - 17, 2018
  • Paul Smith's VIC Paint-Out, Saranac Lake, NY, August 2017
  • Finger Lakes Community Paint-Out, Canandaigua, NY, June 10, 2017, 3rd Place
  • Eastern Frontier Artist Residency, Norton Island, ME, July 2016
  • Yates County Arts Council Annual Juried Show: Painting, Penn Yan, NY, 2015
  • Main Street Arts Small Works Juried Show: Painting, Clifton Springs, NY, 2015
  • Shakespeare and Friends, Bundy Museum of History and Art, Binghamton, NY, 2015
  • Illustrator Show, Artist Resource Centre, Toronto, Canada, 2015
  • Character Studies, Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY, 2014

Publications

  • 805 Literary Magazine, 2017: “Chris” (illustration)
  • Children and Libraries, 2016: Text Optional: Visual Storytelling with Wordless Picture Books (text)
  • CALYX Journal, 2016: “The Wild Swans,” “Magical Mustache” (illustration)
  • Sandy River Review, 2015: “1890” (illustration)
  • Park Slope Reader, 2015: “Cafe Pig” (illustration)

Education

  • Bachelor of Humanities and Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon