Saturday, December 29, 2007

InnerViews: Katy Horan

InnerViews: A Creative Interview with Katy Horan

Our final InnerView for 2007 is with New York-based Artist, Katy Horan. Katy is an American painter, printmaker, and illustrator living in Brooklyn and exhibiting her work nationally.

"Crystal Magic"
Image: © Katy Horan


JJLJ: Hello Katy! First of all, let me welcome you to this session of InnerViews. I want to thank you for agreeing to be one of our featured artists!


What is your preferred media and can you tell us a little bit about your drawings included in the Yoriyos "Pied Piper" video?

KH: Right now I work in acrylic and gouache on stained wood. I draw a lot too. I am a big fan of simple pencil on paper and it's nice to see more graphite drawings in galleries these days.

The process we used for the Yoriyos video was really interesting. I drew a ton of images….trees, animals, characters, textures…just lot's of visual elements in multiple views. They were then scanned and the director and animator applied them to 3d models in the computer and animated them then. It was a lot of work and I had major wrist problems afterwards, but it was worth it.

The Pied Piper Video (by Yoriyos)

Credits:
Band: Yoriyos
Title: The Pied Piper
Agency: Rarechords, London
Production Company: Greencard Pictures, New York/ Seaworthy Films, New York
Director: Ron Winter with Jon Watts
Producer: Alicia Van Couvering
3D Animation: Ron Winter, Ian Wilmoth, Bobo Do, Colin Hess
Illustrated by Katy Horan
DP: Matt Santo
Compositing: Ron Winter
Photoshop: Lilah Montgomery, Liz Riccardi


JJLJ: What continues to be a source of inspiration for your work?

KH: Folk art and folk music continue to be very important. It keeps me grounded and reminds me that art doesn't have to be influenced by trends or glamour.

"Offering"
Image: © Katy Horan

JJLJ: Is there anyone who has played a significant role in your career?


KH: My parents are very supportive, so I feel very lucky for that. So far there have been a handful of other artists and gallery people who I have come in to contact with. They have all helped as much as they can, just as I try to help them out as much as I can.

"Healers"
Image: © Katy Horan


JJLJ: What are you currently working on?


KH: I am in the final weeks of getting work done for a big group show at White Walls in San Francisco. It is the biggest, most professional gallery I have ever shown at, so I am being extra obsessed with the quality of what I am making.

"Banjo Song"
Image: © Katy Horan


JJLJ: How do you see your work influencing others?

KH: I haven't seen influence from my work yet. I do think there is a group of young artists working currently that all influence each other in the most subtle, even subconscious ways. The most bizarre thing is that sometimes a couple of us will come up with very similar ideas at the same time, but in different parts of the country without discussing it with each other first. It's like there's a collective unconscious that's always there. I find that really magical.


JJLJ: What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about your work?

KH: I can't really think of anything that strange…I think my mind is just blanking. Sometimes I hear that my work reminds someone of the dreams they've had as a child….I really like that.

Detail: "When the Horned Maidens Gather"
Image: © Katy Horan


JJLJ: What is your idea of personal success?

KH: Personal success is when you have found your artistic voice and you are allowed the time and space to explore it. I think that allowing yourself to slow down and enjoy the work and the process is also a mark of personal success.

"Midnight"
Image: © Katy Horan


JJLJ: Are there any links you would like to share?

KH: Sure, this is my website: www.katyart.com

This is a really wonderful online shop run by my friend Kelly Lynn Jones who is also an awesome artist herself): www.littlepaperplanes.com

These are some artists that I really dig and admire:

Evan B harris (out of Portland, Or) http://www.evanbharris.com

Kathleen Lolley (out of Louisville, Ky) http://www.kathleenlolley.com

Alex Lukas (out of Philly) http://www.alexlukas.com

there are a million more, but I'll just leave you with those right now.

Oh yeah…this is a Bjork video that I'm in (I'm one of the jumpers).

http://www.spinner.com/2007/12/05/bjork-declare-independence-video-of-the-day/

JJLJ: Thank you, Katy for contributing to InnerViews. We wish you continued success and look forward to following your career into the New Year!

KH: You are very welcome!


"When the Horned Maidens Gather"
Image: © Katy Horan


For more information on Katy's work, please visit her website.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays!


I'm back from a successful trip to Portugal, just in time to play a little catch up and celebrate the holidays. There is quite a bit of exciting news to share with all of you, but will have to wait until after some of the seasonal festivities have their fair shake, so stay tuned... More soon!! In the mean time... Know that I am wishing all of you every joy of this beautiful season and a New Year full of all things good (including more ART!)
Warmest Wishes to you and yours....
~jennifer

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

News & Updates

I hope those of you viewing my blog have been enjoying the InnerViews series. We've got some pretty exciting interviews underway and lined up for posting later in December, so I hope you will check back often and/or subscribe so you don't miss one!

Time is flying... and I know we all feel it. I was reminded of this not only by the shock of Thanksgiving coming and going in what felt like a quiet 'blip' this year for me, but also was reminded yesterday when I received my first Christmas card of the season! There was also a 'Happy New Year' blessing included and while coming from a dear person in my life, I have to admit the shock of time never escapes! I admittedly am a little behind in that regard this year... something a little unusual for me, but that just means things have been good and busier than usual!

That being said, I've just completed a new commissioned painting for the JW Marriott in Houston,Texas. This painting will be installed and exhibited in the lobby as part of their permanent collection, and just in time for the grande opening.


Commission for JW Marriott, Houston, Texas (Image © 2007 Jennifer J L Jones)

Also, the Phoenix Squaw Peak Hilton has just acquired a selection of giclee prints of my work to install in their Guest Rooms and Casitas. I recently visited several hotels that own my prints and a few original commissioned works and I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a kick out of it and have someone take my picture next to the artwork. It really is a joy to know that my work can be viewed in such busy public spaces. I only hope this continues for the new year. With the help of a new art consultant I am thrilled to be working with now, my artwork is being seriously considered for her client collections located in China as well as London. I hope to post more related new soon!

And speaking of international ideas... I'm off to Portugal soon to reclaim and bring home a selection of my paintings that were on display for over a year and that I have missed dearly. Last time I was in Portugal I was completely blown away by the beauty and culture-- let's hope I still want to come back once I'm over there!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

InnerViews: Ann Roth

InnerViews: A Creative Interview with Ann Roth

This InnerView features Atlanta-based actor and designer, Ann Roth. Ann creates custom designed shoes for women and was voted best local designer in the SP Sunday Best Reader's 2007 Choice Awards. Her unique shoes are available exclusively through nationally selected boutiques.

Ann Roth


JJLJ: Hello Ann - Welcome to this session of InnerViews!

AR: Thanks so much, Jennifer. I'm honored that you picked me!

JJLJ: How did you become a shoe designer?

AR: Well, shoe design sort of found me. I was in a play several years ago, and my dance shoe came apart. My dance partner gave me some super-strong glue to fix it, and that night I thought it might be cool to also glue buttons and bows to existing shoes in my closet. That led to covering a pair of old leather mules in fabric, and then taking apart a few pairs to see how they were made. Shoe design and learning about shoe construction became an obsession of sorts, so I spent every free moment researching and reading anything I could about it. During these months of experimenting and research, I came across a pair of fabric shoes in a magazine and fell in love. I woke up several days later with a vision of blue toile espadrilles with silver sequins. I went to the fabric store that day, bought some blue toile, and went to work creating what I had envisioned. I wore these shoes everywhere I could, and soon friends and family were asking for their own creations. One of these friends (Sabrina Sexton) suggested I go into business and offered to create my website and take some photos (she is unbelievably talented). I never questioned it- I just knew that was what I was supposed to do, so I went for it. I quickly learned that I needed manufacturing help because my grandma's sewing machine just couldn't do everything I wanted it to. So, after several more months of research and talking to everyone I could, I found a manufacturer and sent them my prototypes. I launched my website in March of '06 and quit my full-time office job that June. It's been an amazing ride ever since.


Brussels, Vintage Safari Collection © Ann Roth Shoes

JJLJ: What continues to be a source of inspiration for your work?

AR: EVERYTHING. My method in shoe design as well as acting is to keep my eyes wide open and try and absorb every experience and sight that I can. Then, when it comes time to do the 'work', I just allow what's inside me to come out and be translated into whatever it is I happen to be working on. It's always surprising to see what happens. But as far as tangible inspirations, I have met so many other designers and artists whose passion and positive energy totally keeps me going. I love reading biographies and trade journals, so I'm also inspired by most any kind of entrepreneur. And of course, I look up to so many shoe designers throughout history: Salvatore Ferragamo, who created his first pair of shoes for his mom when he was twelve because she didn't have any nice shoes to wear to church. That is my favorite and reminds me that humble beginnings often lead to the greatest discoveries and creations.


Spumoni, Spring 2006 Collection © Ann Roth Shoes


JJLJ: Is there anyone who has played a significant role in your career?

AR: Oh my goodness - who hasn't? If it weren't for the wonderful encouragement from family, friends, customers, boutiques, the press --- pretty much anyone who has liked my shoes has helped me get to where I am now. I am so thankful for each and every one of them. But I must give a special shout-out to two people: Sabrina, my friend and web designer/ photographer who not only believed in me from the very beginning, but has also contributed to my success because her pictures and web design are just so darn good. And also my husband Randy who believed in me enough to encourage me to quit my day job last year and pursue shoes full-time. He has been everything from my box painter to my accountant, business partner and coach, and best friend. He's one in a million.

JJLJ: What are you currently working on?

AR: I'm currently partnering with Coleccion Luna on a shoe made of vintage fabric recycled from skirts and clothing in Guatemala. Each pair is unique and slightly different and 20% of all the sales will go to WIN NOW, a non-profit organization that supports charitable causes in Latin American countries. Right now they are teamed up with CARE International to help stop the cycle of poverty in Guatemala City. We're calling the shoe 'Cha-Cha Chica' because it's fun and sassy but with Latin roots that help a great cause.


'Cha-Cha Chica' © Ann Roth Shoes

JJLJ: How do you see your work influencing others?

AR: I hope that I inspire others to pursue their creative dreams in one way or another. Not everyone has to start a business (I wouldn't wish it on just anyone), but I try to encourage folks to find a way to take that art class, learn to belly dance, or travel to India if that's their dream. You only go around once in this life, and I believe we are meant to live each day to the fullest.

JJLJ: What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about your work?

AR: Hmmm... I guess I haven't had a whole lot strange or funny questions. My favorites though, are the custom design requests that are really personal and unique. Like one lady wanted a shoe with a southwest theme, so I used a serepe fabric and embellished them with leather ties and turquoise beads. When a good friend got certified for scuba diving, I did a pair of 'divers down' shoes with the red and white flag on the toe and little glass fish dangling from the heel. I've done pirate-themed shoes, owl shoes, even a 'rhinestone cowboy' shoe of faux python with a huge feather and a rhinestone buckle on the toe. These one-of-a-kind creations are my favorite and I think it's absolutely endless what can be done.


Provence, A Perfect Day Collection © Ann Roth Shoes

JJLJ: What is your idea of personal success?

AR: I feel most successful when I have had a productive day, have inspired someone or have been inspired. That and having some money in the bank, some to enjoy, and some to give away - I'd call that success.

JJLJ: Are there any links you would like to share?

AR: Wow - how many can I list? For starters, www.beehiveco-op.com is a store in Atlanta that carries all local designers. Everything from shoes to clothing to lamps, jewelry, belts, home decor - there's even a girl who makes homemade cupcakes everyday and delivers them. It's a pretty neat store and a lot of my fellow designer friends were introduced to me there. Katriesa Raines is a good friend and fantastic clothing designer - she introduced me to the Beehive. Her line is Olive - www.olivestyle.com - and she does the most adorable dresses and jackets I've ever seen. There are a few other designers not at the Beehive I'd like to share: www.coleccionluna.com - she has her bags made in Guatemala from vintage dresses and hand-loomed fabric. She supports several sewing co-ops there and has even started a non-profit called Word In Need Now that supports charitable causes in Latin American countries. There's also www.barijonline.com out of San Francisco - super cute handbags made from patchwork and fabric strips - she adds vintage brooches to every bag so each one is unique. I also just met Lynn of www.lyloudesigns.com. She's in Athens, GA. Fun, user-friendly bags made of cool fabric. I like the slightly bohemian vibe of them since I am a closet hippie myself! Gosh - I seem to be doing all handbags. I guess I like fabric a whole lot! And of course I have to repeat - www.sabrinasexton.com - my fabulous photographer and friend - she is hands down one of the best photographers I've seen and so humble about it.


JJLJ: Thank you, Ann for contributing to InnerViews. We wish you continued success and look forward to following your career (and wearing your designs!)....

AR: Thank you so much! I can't wait to read the future InnerViews! What a great idea.


Several Styles from Fall 2006 Collection © Ann Roth Shoes

For more information on Ann's work, please visit her website.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Group Exhibit


For the holidays, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico is having a group exhibition featuring a selection of my recent paintings. The opening reception is Friday, November 23, 2007 (the day after Thanksgiving). This exhibit will be on display through January 6, 2008.

My thanks to all of you for your incredible ongoing support! Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and a safe holiday weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

InnerViews: Doug Fogelson

InnerViews: A Creative Interview with Douglas Reid Fogelson


This InnerView features Chicago-based photographer, Doug Fogelson. Doug is well-known for his architectural and commercial photography as well as his unique personal photography techniques and installations. His work is featured in international exhibitions, galleries, museums and included in national collections. In addition to his photography, Doug is the founder and director of an independent publishing company, Front Forty Press.


Image © Doug Fogelson

JJLJ: Hello Doug - Welcome to this session of InnerViews and thank you for agreeing to participate!

How did you come to work in the medium of photography?

DRF: I started off in photography by taking a class in the first university I attended (Southern Illinois University in Carbondale). Though I was very interested, I still received a ‘D’ grade from the teacher. The following year I took off from college and traveled to England and Australia working on a student visa. I carried my camera to both countries but shot a total of about 4 rolls the whole time traveling. Following that experience I decided to enroll in Columbia College in Chicago and explore my creative side more seriously. It was a toss up between acting (in front of a camera) or photography (behind the camera), as I had no real skills in painting/drawing beyond some crazy cartoons in class notebooks. Photography won and we have been together ever since.

JJLJ: What continues to be a source of inspiration for your work?

DRF: A personal connection/conundrum with man and nature is the inspiration for all of my work. Feeling conflicted about how humans treat nature and each other during the short time alive on Earth informs my work. So does the connection to be found in actual natural spaces without the obvious footprint of humanity as well as the connection found in the idea of such ‘places’ as they exist in my psyche. Living in Chicago I’m faced with a few conflicts just finding the kinds of natural spaces that bring me to a place of native connection with the Earth. The city has parks and forest preserves but it seems like they are all touched by litter or have a highway nearby and airplanes on landing patterns overhead. To get to the most intense nature I have to drive out quite far (or get on an airplane) and I’m finding this increasingly difficult to do. Therefore the nature I enjoy can also be as it exists in my imagination or memory (or document) of such places, even perhaps as I idealize them. The same goes for the human side of the duality.

As a result of years of living in cities I’ve increased the deep longing and love for natural space that became embedded in my psyche as a youth, even as my time physically spent in them diminishes. Couple that with the not so gradual destruction of Earth’s resources on a global scale (the scraping, over fishing and toxification of our oceans/freshwater, the deforestation, sprawl and pollution of our land, and the putrification of our atmosphere via emissions, smog, etc…) and you have a conundrum on your hands. I want to honor and celebrate that which creates the conditions for life on Earth via my photography and this always leads to questioning the choices we make as humans.


JJLJ: Is there anyone who has played a significant role in your career?

DRF: Sure, many people. At the early stages my “aunt” Margie Fogelson (widower of a relative who was not really an uncle but close enough) took me to the museums and gave me coloring books. I sat on the floor of her apartment after visiting the Art Institute and other such places while she and my mom would drink Irish whiskey and smoke cigarettes. Memories of Aunt Margie are like remembering stained glass windows, paintings, and well-crafted woodwork. Connected to her in other formative ways are my mom’s mom who painted in the 60’s (very geometric modern styles) and my mother herself who, though not a visual artist, has a unique sort of creative energy.

Much later (when I enrolled in Columbia) I met an artist named Matthew Schreiber who became my roommate until I graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Matt’s talent and commitment showed me that it was possible to be an artist in a way I never allowed myself to believe before that. One could say he ‘legitimized’ the occupation for me at a time when people are all telling you how to prepare for life as a grown-up, productive member of society. I still have skepticism about full time artists making a living, but I never question the calling and the practice of a true artist since living with Matt Schreiber.

JJLJ: What are you currently working on?

DRF: This year I’ve been trying to get out to natural spaces and photograph them in my overlapping style as much as possible (wish it were more!). I want to round out that section of my work (Biota) before the leaves fall off completely. Biota is not limited to the region where I live so I see this as a reason to get on airplanes and fly to other ecosystems- especially in winter. All of my series are made when the longing for them is peaking and I want to understand more about that category in specific. I spent years working on Ocean (Cush) and Air (Etheria) images in this manner (in-between working my day job and related things). Same goes for when I was strongly in the mode of exploring the built world/human (Intersections) and I continue to shoot each element as is possible on an ongoing basis. Now I’m feeling the strong pull of the ground and of the living non-human systems. When I am out there walking and taking my photos it is about communion with these places and life forms. Back in my studio I spend a lot of time “seeing” the places I walked on the light box and on the screen after the film is scanned. This relates to the psyche again for as I’m so in love with nature so much more of my time is spent with it in virtual way getting cross-eyes on the computer monitor.


JJLJ: How do you see your work influencing others?

DRF: Probably in book form most of all. Gallery and museum shows are great and they are the best way to really see the prints in the proper size, etc… however today I think that the book as a vehicle for communication of visual art is the best method. I should say that this applies only to artists who are not showing in major museums or in major exhibitions be it gallery, public, art fairs or other. The famous artists have books to go with all of their amazing shows already. Regarding my imagery, it looks acceptable online perhaps but that is nowhere near as intense as standing in front of an eight foot wide image. It looks great in person but how many people really get to see it in the month or two it is on the walls of the gallery or museum? In book form it is possible to combine a decent visual experience of the art with supporting materials that enhance the understanding of the art and concepts relative to it. If I want people to value nature more and question our ways of living, sharing in the joy of looking at overlapping images, a book may be a way to reach a larger quantity of people.


JJLJ: What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about your work?

DRF: Hmmmm. I like it when people say it makes them see stuff that’s not there. Like when they say that photos of waves look like clouds or vice versa.


JJLJ: What is your idea of personal success?

DRF: Success in art is a double-edged sword. On the one side you have a personal engagement with the work and you alone can tell if it is successful or not, if you have done enough to make it what you think it should be, or if it just does ‘it’ for you. On the other side there are the social and public ideas of success. Showing and selling are great measures of success too. This means your work has value to the marketplace and in the arts this is an incredibly challenging thing to accomplish. I hope for a blend of both. I strive to have my art be accessible to everybody (even if I’m thinking of it with my head in the philosophical clouds). I want it to engage the viewer in a dialog between themselves and the subject matter depicted in the photographs. My goal is for the viewer and myself to think about and feel how they personally relate in space and time to these things (not to me as the photographer). If the work facilitates this then perhaps it is successful.


JJLJ: Are there any links you would like to share?

DRF: Sure. Try these:

Endgame
End Game The Book
Amazing Ribs
WooLoo
Surfline
RiverBank Neighbors
Forest Council
Einstein Online
Explore Pub
Friesian

JJLJ: Thank you, Doug for contributing to Inner Views. We wish you continued success and look forward to following your career.

DRF: THANKS!

For more information on Doug's work and the Front Forty Press, please visit
these links:

Doug Fogelson
Front Forty Press
Front Forty Press Blog
DRF Photography

Monday, November 12, 2007

Jennifer Jones Art Assistant

It's so interesting the way things work out in regards to who we meet, when we meet them and why. I'm still of the belief that timing is everything because just as I was about to postpone my search for an assistant until the new year, yet again, something great happened! Thanks to some aligning stars, some good friends, and a restless paralegal, I'm thrilled to announce that Jeremy has agreed to be my new assistant! I just wanted to take a moment to share the good news and introduce him (albeit virtually) to all of you. With a double major and degree in Art History and International Studies to his credit, Jeremy is also a writer and part of the editorial staff of the Atlanta based deconform publication. To find out more, check out his is blog GHOSTMAP MICROWAVE.


Jennifer Jones, Jeremy Abernathy, and art critic, Jerry Cullum at the Guillotine Post Opening Reception October, 13, 2007. (Photo: Rick Newby)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

2008 Exhibition Schedule

2008 is just around the corner and I will soon be busy in the studio preparing for three upcoming Solo Shows. Mark your calendars early so you can plan on catching one or more of these future exhibitions!



Thanks to photographer Rick Newby, I now have a few images to share with you from the October 13th opening reception of my solo show at the Guillotine Post Gallery. To view additional images from this event and other events, please visit my website slide shows page. Thanks again to all of you able to make it out to celebrate and support my work! Looking forward to seeing you at the next event!


Friday, November 2, 2007

InnerViews: Carla Kantola

InnerViews: A Creative Interview with Interior Designer Carla Kantola


Our InnerView today is with Interior Designer, Carla Kantola. Carla's Atlanta-based firm (C. Kantola Interiors, Inc.) creates aesthetically pleasing interiors designed specifically for each client's individual lifestyle.


Image: © C.Kantola Interiors

JJLJ: Hello Carla! First of all, let me welcome you to this session of InnerViews. I want to thank you for agreeing to be a part of this new series.

How did you come to work in Interior Design?

CK: I have always had a love for design and an interest in houses. My husband and I renovated six houses and built two so I really think it might be a sickness. Several friends encouraged me to become a “decorator” but I knew I didn’t want to do that until I had the proper education to support it. When we moved to Atlanta approx. 13 years ago I immediately researched colleges that offered accredited interior design programs and decided on the Art Institute. After completing a BFA in Interior Design and working part time for a couple of design firms I was fortunate to land a job at Gandy Peace, a high-end residential firm. Working for the extremely talented Charles Gandy and Bill Peace was an experience that I will always be grateful for. A year after Charles retired I decided that it was time to try it on my own so here I am.

Image: © C.Kantola Interiors


JJLJ: What continues to be a source of inspiration for your work?


CK: So many things inspire me and that’s why I love design so much. It is ever changing. I love observing nature and trying to translate it into a room whether it be a particular color, texture or shape. Traveling is another wonderful inspiration. You never know what will spark an idea. As a matter of fact, I’m still waiting to create a room based on the colors of this beautiful cat my husband and I saw when shopping at a men’s boutique in Savannah. Think of soft taupe walls with elegant white curtains and a splash of aqua blue in a pillow or piece of furniture or art.

Image: © C.Kantola Interiors

JJLJ: Is there anyone who has played a significant role in your career?


CK: Charles Gandy and Bill Peace as I mentioned before have probably played the most important role in my career. Their work is amazing and I learned so much about design and the business side of design while working for them.


JJLJ: What are you currently working on?

CK: Currently I’m working primarily on our own home. We moved back to Atlanta this past December after having lived in Dallas, Texas for two years so I have tried to focus on our house as much as possible. Attached are a few photos of our house. I’ve also given myself permission to take this past year off so I could have a break. As with any job we all need to get away from time to time so we can re-energize ourselves and clear our minds. I think this is crucial to any one who works in a creative field and I feel very fortunate that I have been able to do this.

Image: © C.Kantola Interiors

JJLJ: How do you see your work influencing others?


CK: I hope that I enrich people’s lives by helping them make their home a place where they feel comfortable, tranquility as well as happiness. This sounds hokey but your home should be a place where you can go to escape the day to day craziness.


JJLJ: What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about your work?

CK: Probably the funniest thing someone has said about my work was when we lived in Dallas and a neighbor knocked on our door unexpectedly to ask a question about our fence. I invited her in and as she looked around she commented “wow, I don’t like contemporary design but your house looks good.” I’m still not sure if she liked it or not!


JJLJ: What is your idea of personal success?

CK: My idea of personal success is achieving whatever you set your personal goals to be. Don’t set your goals based on someone else’s standards but what you want achieve.

Image: © C.Kantola Interiors

JJLJ: Are there any links you would like to share?


CK: I currently can’t think of any links to list but my website is www.ckantolainteriors.com.


JJLJ: Thank you, Carla for contributing to InnerViews. We wish you continued success and look forward to following your career.

CK: Thanks, Jennifer.

For more information on Carla's designs, please visit her website.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

News & Updates

I hope you all enjoyed our first InnerView featuring Netherlands Artist, Brit Hammer. There are many more exciting InnerViews in the works and our next interview will (hopefully) be posted later this weekend. It's been an exciting few weeks that have passed in a flash. Lots of news has come and gone already so I'll try to play a little bit of catch up as I can- in between our upcoming InnerViews in the works and new paintings happening in the studio.

I'm pleased to announce that the Heart to Heart Auction at the Timothy Michael Gallery in Roswell was a great success and exceeded the fundraising goal. It's wonderful to know that children in Cambodia will be getting a state of the art school soon. Thanks to all of you who bid on the work featured at this event and especially to Michael and Jennifer Schwartz- two of my new collectors!




For more information about the Heart to Heart School in Cambodia, please visit their website as well as the American Assistance for Cambodia website.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

InnerViews: Brit Hammer

InnerViews: A Creative Interview with Artist Brit Hammer


Our first InnerView is with Netherlands based Artist, Brit Hammer. Brit is a Norwegian-American glass artist internationally exhibited and recognized for her use of color.



JJLJ
:
Hello Brit! First of all, let me welcome you to our first session of InnerViews! I want to thank you for agreeing to be our first artist featured!

BH:
Thanks so much for inviting me to share my world. :-)



JJLJ: How did you come to work in the medium of glass?

BH: Oh, that's a story that began in childhood and took 25 years to come to fruition! At age 8 I saw glassblowing for the first time and, at age 12, my first glass mosaic. In my teens I saw a lot of stained glass windows during my world travels, and I always loved how they threw the light. Those and other seemingly disconnected events stayed with me, as did my love of architecture, even though I pursued the world of fashion and textile design.


Events transpired that led me to move to Rotterdam in 2000 (on my 31st birthday), and 2 years later I couldn't ignore the call to work with glass anymore. It started with an overwhelming desire to create a glass mosaic titled "Hannah's Rainbow". The desire to create that one piece jump-started an online tile business, which evolved into my own style of creating mosaic "paintings" and then on to designing architectural glass and bespoke glass furniture. Now I see myself heading into environmental design with glass as a starting point. It's exciting!


"Hannah's Rainbow"
© Brit Hammer


JJLJ: What continues to be a source of inspiration for your work?

BH: I'm inspired by light reflection, color, texture, and transparency because together they tell a story. The relationship between these qualities has actually interested me since my school days, and they've tagged along with me like a loyal puppy dog. Now that my focus is evolving from ego-centric (I design for myself) to eco-centric (I design for the environment), I find that I'm able to continue making use of these qualities to help architects and designers create a positive atmosphere that will also be sustainable.



"Life Is Beautiful"
© Brit Hammer


JJLJ: Is there anyone who has played a significant role in your career?

BH: The key for me has actually been the Internet. It's been not only a source of inspiration - by introducing me to others and their work - but has also been a great vehicle for learning. And I mean about a variety of topics! This is why I stand so firmly behind the One Laptop Per Child program. The Internet has made it so easy to communicate with others all around the world in real-time and to learn from each other. We've gained not only knowledge but also compassion. I believe that this is a way to achieve world peace.


JJLJ: What are you currently working on?

BH: I'm spearheading an initiative to make my neighborhood in Rotterdam a happier place for everyone who lives, works, or visits here. We have some solitary trees but not much else except for concrete pavers. So the idea is to add more foliage, ambling paths, and a sculpture garden showcasing works by local artists. (By that I mean artists other than myself.) Also a playground and dog run as well more benches, etc. It should be environmentally regenerative, sustainable, functional, and safe while also creating an idyllic space. That said, the hardest part will be cutting through the red tape! The actual design & creation of it with a local team will be a piece of cake! Aside from that I'm working on plans for a fundraiser for One Laptop Per Child and am spending a fair amount of time speaking with architects to share what I've learned. In my spare time I'm working on a large piece titled "Transcendence".


"Spark of Life"
© Brit Hammer


JJLJ: How do you see your work influencing others?

BH: On a local scale, glass mosaic was a non-entity in the Netherlands when I began offering a selection of tile and giving courses in 2002 . Mosaic was just starting to catch on but using ceramic tile in the style of Gaudi. Now Byzantine style glass tile is easily available in the Netherlands, and lots of mosaic studios have cropped up. Architects and the general public are also starting to take notice. Glass mosaic has even made it into the pop culture here!

On a larger scale, a curator at a well known glass museum told me that she liked my sculptures even though she normally doesn't like mosaic as a medium. So that must mean that mosaic is starting to be viewed in the art circuit as an art form instead of just a "craft". I took it as a great compliment at any rate.


JJLJ: What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about your work?

BH: Hmm, let's see. I've had "Raw" described as a pizza and "Steel Magnolia" as a snowball and a giant marble. But the best was on Easter this year when the children were excited that "Life is Beautiful" was left behind by the Easter Bunny!



"Steel Magnolia"
© Brit Hammer

JJLJ: What is your idea of personal success?

BH: My goal is to bring joy to people through my work and to somehow show them that they, too, can make a difference. If I can do that for at least one person, then I've succeeded.


JJLJ: Are there any links you would like to share?

BH: There are many, but I'll limit myself to 4:
TED Talks
Tree Hugger
G Living
One Laptop Per Child


JJLJ: Thank you, Brit for contributing to InnerViews. We wish you continued success and look forward to following your career!

For more information on Brit's artwork and architectural installations, please visit her website.



Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Acquisition: Orchidae



Installed artwork: "Orchidae" by Jessica Pisano ©

FedEx recently delivered a package to my studio that I couldn't wait to open. My latest art acquisition! Photographer and mixed media artist Jessica Pisano and I traded artwork and I'm thrilled to have this gorgeous hand-painted, framed photograph hanging in my home now. This floating orchid is delicate and tranquil- the close up view of such a perfect piece of nature with its soft pink shading sets me at ease. There are a few pieces of art in my growing collection- all of which I have happily traded for. It's one of the perks about finding other artists works you admire and thankfully having that appreciation reciprocated. Thank you, Jessica! I'm thrilled to have this in my personal collection!

Commission: Sage Whisper


Image: "Sage Whisper" ©2007 Jennifer J L Jones

I just completed a new commission for Designer, Carla Kantola. This painting entitled "Sage Whisper" is one of my new personal favorites and has inspired several new paintings just underway in my studio. Carla's beautifully designed homes have been photographed and featured in national publications. Atlanta Homes Magazine just did a photo shoot in her Georgia home for their Winter issue due out in January. My special thanks goes out to you, Carla for your ongoing support and for sharing a few images of my work installed and included in your collection.



Photos by: Carla Kantola

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Solo Exhibition at Guillotine Post

Saturday night at the Guillotine Post Gallery was a wonderful success! Thanks so much to those of you who were able to come out and help us celebrate. The gallery was filled and I was honored to share my work with everyone. I was reminded by several fans that it had been too long since I had a show in Atlanta. Most of my exhibits are located outside of Georgia, so this one-woman exhibition closer to home is definitely a special treat for me. To keep up with events and future exhibitions in your area featuring my work, please visit my site.

For those of you not able to make it out to the opening, we're sorry to have missed you! If you are in Atlanta over the next month, please stop by and view the work M-F anytime between 9a-6p. AND, thanks to our incredible professional photographer Rick Newby, we will soon have shots from the event to share with you online as well. Please be sure to check my website and sign up here to receive blog updates!

My special thanks for your time and all of your continued support.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pie in the sky


Every time I look up to the sky, I see something new and am in awe.
During a break from the studio today I found a "pie in the sky".

Highlighting Guillotine Post

This weekend I will be attending the opening of my solo exhibition at Guillotine Post in Atlanta. Sixty paintings will be included in this exhibition and I'm really looking forward to celebrating with many of you on Saturday night.


Since the event is just about here, I wanted to take a moment to to highlight the incredible hosts of my exhibition.

While Guillotine Post acts as a part-time gallery in Midtown Atlanta, it is primarily a full service video post production facility. They provide state-of-the-art video editing and finishing for commercial spots and promos as well as long-form broadcast projects. They are also known for their award winning corporate presentations, documentaries, music videos, and independent film work. One of the great things about the Guillotine is that the staff is compiled of musicians, offering original music as an option to library music.

A few of their most recent projects include "Sneak Peeks" & "Bitcoms" for TNT and TBS. The Digital Content division of TNT and TBS Originals chose Guillotine Post to create these "sneak peeks" for their original series shows. Writer/Producer Belinda Loft worked with Guillotine staff editors Christo Harris, Michael Koepenick and Michael Curtis to create Sneak Peeks for The Closer, Saving Grace, The Bill Engvall Show, My Boys, Heartland, and The Company. The Sneak Peeks are 4 minute excerpts of next week's shows that fans can check out on the web and be "in the know" as to what the upcoming shows will be about. Check out the Sneak Peeks and Bitcoms on TNT and TBS. Watch the spot!

Due to the success of their web-based Sneak-Peeks, VP of Digital Content TNT/tbs, Matt Bunting also asked the team to create a series of "Bitcoms", which are essentially four and a half minute synopses of sitcoms or "itty bitty sitcoms" as Belinda likes to call them. She and the Guillotine crew cut Bitcoms for Tyler Perry's House of Payne, The Bill Engvall Show, and The Office.

"The challenge of the Sneak Peeks is to give fans an idea of what the upcoming episode will be about without giving away any crucial clues, " says Koepenick. "The tricky part
about the Bitcoms is trying to keep them funny despite the fact that the plot points are often the driest parts of the comedies".

Watch an excerpt!

Michael is certainly an inspired individual I look forward to interviewing for an upcoming InnerView session. You won't want to miss it or the show this weekend!
See you there!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

InnerViews Series Launch

InnerViews: A Creative Interview Series

This morning I sat still in the October sunlight. I listened to the wind chimes and leaves scraping and tapping on the ground, watching them swirling in a chaotic dance. I was inspired by the combination of the warmth of the sun, the cool wind having its way with whatever it could move, and the sounds gently filling my ears.
I closed my eyes during this perfect moment and pictured my next painting.

Inspiration comes in many forms. Some of my most recent inspirations have led me to a place where I am excited to begin interviewing many inspired individuals. I'm pleased to announce and launch my creative interview series, InnerViews.

InnerViews is an ongoing series of interviews with artists, designers, architects, musicians and other inspired individuals world-wide. The goal of InnerViews is the promotion of an artist's work and life, and the presentation of news, events, and inspirations that will help create and foster international networking throughout the greater community of artists. It is hoped that, through these interviews, we can find insight, focus the spotlight on the pulse of what promotes inspiration, and as an infinite cycle bring that inspiration back to others because of what they think, create and/or do. Some of the interviews will take place online, some in person, and some via podcast or video. In all instances, shared links, photos, videos, or music will accompany the interviews whenever possible.

Interviews are already being lined up with incredible artists in Scotland, the Netherlands and cities across the U.S. I hope you will find inspiration from each interview that we have. If you are interested in being interviewed in a future InnerView session or know someone who should be included in a future InnerView, please contact me through my website.

What inspires you? Who inspires you?

Monday, October 8, 2007

Intern/Assistant Needed

Intern/Artist Assistant Needed

I once wrote a paper in college on "How to Procrastinate". I turned it in several days late and received an 'A'!! I couldn't believe it. I followed my own directions in my 'how to' paper and really earned that 'A'! It still makes me smile. Most of us know that it's no fun to procrastinate though. When something doesn't seem that important or we know it's really important, but feels overwhelming, it's easy to put it off indefinitely. Luckily I haven't had to turn in a college paper for years, but I am still practicing procrastination from time to time.

Things have become increasingly busy over the past few years and while I've been feeling extremely blessed, I've put off asking for help and hiring an assistant for way too long. I procrastinated my initial search up until last week and finally posted an official ad to find my incredible new assistant. I'm hopeful that I will have some great candidates to interview soon. If the saying is true- "timing is everything", then I will have waited just long enough to have the right person apply and for me to hire.

If you are or know of someone interested in an Art Assistant Internship position, please ask them to contact me through my website.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Shio Inspires


Image:"Shio" ©2007 Jennifer J L Jones


Now that I'm starting to barely catch on as to how blogging works, I realize what fun it can be to share snippets of news here and there.

Each week I try to touch base with most of my galleries and find out the latest. This past week one of the things I learned is that Stellers Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida sold one of my paintings created in July titled "Shio"(30"x70"). The collector was so captivated by this painting, that she has decided to redesign one of the rooms in her home in Florida around this piece. When I hear how my work inspires and brings out creativity in others, it inspires me all over again. What a wonderful cycle and one of the ultimate forms of flattery. Hopefully I will receive a photograph of the art installed in the newly designed room once it is completed. If so, I will look forward to sharing it with you on this blog. I hope all of you reading this find inspiration in your surroundings!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Heart to Heart Silent Art Auction

'Heart to Heart' School in Rural Cambodia : Silent Art Auction



I have been invited to participate in an upcoming silent art auction as part of the American Assistance for the Heart to Heart School in Rural Cambodia Project. This is the main fundraising event to raise the $13,000 necessary to construct the school in Cambodia. The Auction will feature photography, ceramics, paintings and prints in a wide range of styles and values from local and national artists.

The two paintings I have selected to donate are:
"Verdant Landscape I"
Image: ©Jennifer J L Jones

and

"Verdant Landscape II"
Image: ©Jennifer J L Jones





In January ABC News aired a story about an organization that builds schools in rural Cambodia, called American Assistance for Cambodia. One of this organization's many efforts - The Rural Schools Project - has built over 300 schools in rural areas of Cambodia since 1999. The project aims to repair damage done during the Khmer Rouge regime, when all institutions, including schools, were banned, and the people were forced into communist slave-labor farming communities.


Jennifer and Michael Schwartz were blown away by this news segment, and after doing some further research on their own, they decided to undertake a year-long fundraising effort (from Valentine’s Day 2007 to Valentine’s Day 2008 – hence the name “Heart to Heart”) to raise the $13,000 necessary to build one of these schools.

And why this project? They feel very passionate about the power of education and are excited about being able to do something with such a tangible and impacting result. The Cambodians in these villages are living in extreme poverty, and the young, uneducated girls are at serious risk of being kidnapped for the sex trade. This program gives these children a school - equipped with teachers, books, computers and Internet access - and with it, a future.


It's my hope that those of you in the area will come out to support such a worthy cause and add some new artwork to your collections!

View the ABC News story that started this whole adventure.

Read short history about the Cambodian genocide.

Find out more about Bernie Krisher, the founder of American Assistance for Cambodia.


Want to become more involved? Visit the American Assistance for Cambodia website.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Etheria Exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museum

Etheria Installation @ Elmhurst Art Museum


One of the reasons I wanted to start blogging is to help promote and give props to others. One such person is a dear friend of mine, Doug Fogelson. This Chicago based Photographer has been making lots of news with his recent publications and international exhibitions including a solo show curated by Melissa Dahlquist at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Illinois.

I had the good fortune of attending the opening reception in August and was extremely impressed by the body of work included in "Etheria". It was difficult to choose which photograph was my favorite, but the two that especially grabbed my heart were:




"Etheria"
Image: © Doug Fogelson




"Midsky"
Image: © Doug Fogelson




Perhaps not surprising to those of you who know the background for my work, I am continuously inspired by natural elements which include cloud formations and the endless changes we witness in the sky on a daily basis. Doug has found a unique way of capturing his experience of these moments in time.


Etheria: Artist Statement
by Doug Fogelson
Elmhurst Art Museum - August 18 to October 7, 2007

Making a visual comment on our relationship with Earth, this exhibition delves into ideas of space, time, and perspective from the lofty view experienced during air travel. Supplemented by a sound installation, the images in Etheria collapse space and time over themselves in varying segments while expanding the physical time and space usually contained within individual photographic images. The installation also alludes to the divine: the concept of the heavens and the relatively short span of human life.

Although a major contributor to the pollution and destruction of the Earth’s environment, air travel is one of the best means for maintaining our relationship with the globe. The view from above provides a sense of the scale of our planet, the speed of modern travel, and the impermanence of our lives on the ground. In transit, one reflects on one’s own life and the fate of other living beings below.


I hope you will have the opportunity to view this artist's work in person. Please visit his website for more information.

I should also mention that Doug was interviewed by Nate Berkus for his XM radio show. The show airs today, Friday, September 28th @ 9a.m. CST and will repeat throughout the day. Congratulations, Douglas!

It's exciting to know that so many wonderful artists are being recognized and finding well deserved acclaim. Please continue to help get the word out about your favorite artists. Your support of our work means the world!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Fall 2007 Biannual Newsletter

The following letter is my latest biannual e-newsletter. These are usually only sent out to/through my Jennifer Jones Art Yahoo! Group subscribers, but I'm posting it to this new blog to allow more of you to catch up on all of the news from the past six months. Hope you enjoy!
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Dear Patrons, Clients, Friends, and Family,

The other day I went for an early morning walk in a slightly chilled misty rain. It was very refreshing. During my walk I found two fallen leaves the colors of a burnt citrus sunset. Sure markers indicating that summer is officially on its way out and its time to welcome the seasonal splendors of autumn into our lives again. Get out your sweaters!

This past spring and summer zipped right by, and so many wonderful things have happened that I have been very excited to share with all of you. This newsletter is a bit longer than some others, so grab a hot cup of coffee (or other choice beverage!) and have a little read.

My "Intrinsic Nature Series” debuted at Stellers Gallery Annex in Neptune Beach, Florida this spring. The exhibition was so well received that it was happily extended for an additional two weeks! We were also very pleased with the exposure the show received in “Folio Weekly”- which featured a flattering feature cover, an article in “Arbus Magazine”, and a wonderful review by Donald Dusinberre, an art critic for EU Jacksonville. To read his review, please visit my news page link: http://www.jenniferjonesart.com/index.php?7?News

Over the Memorial Day weekend I celebrated with many of you at the opening of my solo exhibition in Santa Fe at the Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Gallery. I fall more and more in love with Santa Fe each time I'm there and was proud to share the "Soliloquies Series” in person with everyone. The rain storm didn't stop any of you from making it out and a great time was had by all! The show was so successful that we're already planning another solo show next Memorial Day weekend, 2008.

At the end of July I attended my two-person exhibition and opening at the Belushi Pisano Gallery on Martha's Vineyard. Visiting the island and getting to know everyone there is a special treat for me. While flying home I met a few people who lived on the island part-time, but had not yet had a chance to stop in to visit the gallery. When they learned that the gallery is non-profit and part of the Second Chance Foundation, they decided they would definitely make time for a visit. Nothing like more incentive to buy art! More information on the gallery and Second Chance Foundation is available at http://belushipisanogallery.com/belushi-pisano-gallery.php

I'm so pleased to know that my art can serve as a vehicle to help various fundraising and benefit efforts for a variety of charities each year. This summer I created a 56"x56" painting especially for the PINK exhibition and auction at Soho Myriad in Atlanta to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. I want to thank the bidders on my piece as well - together we are able to be a part of a program that has raised nearly $740 million in the fight against breast cancer. Another favorite organization I contributed to this summer is the Women's Center of Jacksonville. Their annual fundraisers have helped over 8,000 families and have provided services for victims of sexual assault, breast cancer survivors, clients needing low cost counseling, women with HIV/AIDS, students learning to read, and for women and girls to fulfill their potential. This is indeed a worthy cause and I urge you to visit their website: http://www.womenscenterofjax.org.

You might be surprised to learn that a majority of my studio time is spent working on commissioned paintings in addition to creating new work for shows and other events. The painting created for PINK, for example, was based on "Sakura", an earlier work that was purchased by the owners of Stellers Gallery for their personal collection. Their home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida was recently photographed and featured in “Jacksonville Magazine”, and my work was noted in the article and several paintings were featured in photographs of their dining and living areas.

A commission I am currently working on is for one of my favorite Atlanta designers. Her home will soon be photographed and featured in the winter issue of “Atlanta Homes Magazine”. With any luck my painting will be included as one of the photographs published in that magazine as well.

There is a special thrill in seeing my work installed in so many locations. During a recent visit to Chicago I was able to view the installation of a new 60"x144" commissioned piece I created for the lobby of the O'Hare Hyatt Regency. This is one of the largest pieces I've been asked to create, and I was excited to find it at home in such a public space.

In just a few short weeks - October 13th - I will celebrate my next solo exhibition at the Guillotine Post Gallery in Atlanta. This body of work includes a selection of recent paintings as well as new pieces. I hope you will be able to make it out to the event. The Guillotine Post is an incredible host and really knows how to throw a party!

Things have been moving along so quickly, and I am so busy, that I decided to look for an intern or assistant to help me out. I look forward to introducing that person to you in a future newsletter. Wish me luck in finding someone that will also be able to assist with this new blog I have started. This blog is an opportunity for me to share my thoughts with you, to highlight other artists and designers, and to promote certain events. The link to the blog is http://www.jenniferjonesart.blogspot.com and will be added to my website in the near future.

I especially cherish the comments so many of you have taken time to send me. It truly means a lot to learn your reactions to my work; something I never tire of hearing! A favorite comment from a recent write-up in the “Martha's Vineyard Times” was by Tamar Russell: "... And the true moment of peace was when Ms. Wingood showed me the stash of small Jennifer J.L. Jones mixed media pieces in the office – enchanting ..." Comments like that make me glow and want to run back into the studio to keep painting. So please, continue sending me your thoughts and comments so I can share them with everyone.

Until then, we have the autumn colors and changes of this season to lead us into the holidays. I hope, as the next few months pass, that you will visit my website, my blog, and the galleries as often as possible. I look forward to hearing from you and wish you everything good.

My sincere thanks and warmest wishes,

Jennifer






> Recent additions to National and International collections:

Casa Marina Resort, Key West, FL
Graphic Encounter, Basalt, CO
Green Acres Country Club, Northbrook, IL
Hampton Lakes Country Club, Hilton Head, SC
Hyatt Regency, Wichita, KS
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Marriott, Portland, OR
Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
O’Hare Hyatt Regency, Rosemont, IL
Ritz Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, FL
Royal Crescent Omni Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Sheraton, Chicago, IL
Southern Healthcare, Atlanta, GA
Squaw Peek Hilton, Phoenix, AZ
St. Regis, Houston, TX
The Manhattan, Atlanta, GA
Westin, Memphis, TN


> Recent additions to private collections in the following cities:

Atlanta, GA
Atlantic Beach, FL
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Chatham, MA
Chicago, IL
Decatur, GA
Derby, CT
Edgartown, MA
Highland Park, IL
Houston, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Martha's Vineyard, MA
Miami, FL
New York City, NY
Newton, MA
Ponte Vedra, FL
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Portland, OR
Redmond, WA
Sacramento, CA
San Jose, CA
Santa Fe, NM
Seattle, WA
Vineyard Haven, MA
Washington, D.C.

> Selected comments* received about my work:
"The work is just scrumptious! You have such a discerning eye for colors and how pleasing they are to look at ...."Autumn’s Spring" is just an exquisite use of colors (to a very untrained eye, but such a collection of my favorite colors!). Like the other ones in the “Intrinsic Nature Series’ too – especially the use of amethyst. Too beautiful. Congratulations on a superb presentation!! It’s such fun to be able to peek into your creative world! ..."
- Linda, Tennessee

"I sure hope that some of these paintings (from the “Intrinsic Nature Series”) are going to Santa Fe so I can see them in person. They are simply spectacular! I know that they are much more impressive in person too! I bet they will sell quickly!"
- Barb, New Mexico

"You know I am a fan -- I think this (“Intrinsic Nature Series”) is the best collection of your paintings that I have seen. The depth in the darker paintings was stunning. But the softness in the more pastel paintings really was beautiful. I wish you only success, Jennifer!"
- Sandy, Florida

"Wow! That was a terrific article by Donald Dusinberre! I also enjoyed viewing your work at the three galleries, particularly Hunter Kirkland in Santa Fe. It brought back sweet memories of visiting Nancy's lovely location and seeing your work in person. Congratulations, as always, on all the success you have achieved … I wish you much more in the years to come."
- Jan, Illinois

"The "Soliloquies Series” is so beautiful, delicate, sensitive -- almost "bridal" in their loveliness!"
- Gail , Georgia

"… Fantastic photos from the Hunter Kirkland gallery! I LOVE the green that is coming out in some of your new paintings."
- Amy, Texas

"My husband just commissioned a painting from you via the Soho Myriad Gallery ... you finished it recently and we picked it up about 3 weeks ago and I LOVE IT ... I have it in my bedroom and look at it every morning when I wake up!"
- Kim, Georgia

"... WE LOVE THE PAINTING (“Midnight Sun”)!! It is absolutely gorgeous and everyone who sees it loves it. When we get it hung up in the new loft and lighted correctly I will send you pictures. I wouldn't be surprised if our designer contacts you for some commissions for some of his other clients. Thanks again and I look forward to getting another of your pieces. Good luck with your upcoming shows."
- Julianne, New York

"Just want to let you know how much we are enjoying "New Growth" in our dining room. The light shines in through the French doors and the art takes on a different look throughout the day into the evening, when we turn on the recessed lighting. Our architect and his wife helped us hang the pieces (helped us avoid martial discord!) and then we simply enjoyed the art over a nice dinner. I'm sure we will enjoy the art with family and friends for years to come."
- Phyllis and Steve, California

"I just wanted to let you know that I received the piece and it is gorgeous! It’s even better in person than I imagined. Thank you so much and I look forward to working with you again in the future."
- Jennifer, Georgia

"..."Garden Totems" arrived safe and sound. I wanted to be sure and let you know how beautiful I think they are. You did such a wonderful job with the colors and I love each one of them. I hung them on Friday and have so enjoyed them all weekend. Many, many thanks to you and please know I am thrilled to have them in my home, and I will always treasure your work."
- Cecily, Washington

"We received the painting and it is perfect .... The colors are perfect andhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif the mood of the painting is so soothing for a bedroom. We are so honored to have such a wonderful piece of art in our home."
- Shawn, Texas

"Congratulations on all of your successes. You are an inspiration to me as a fellow artist, and I look forward to attending one of your Atlanta shows in the near future."
- Garrin, Georgia

"I get so many amazing comments on "Sunstones" and different people see something new that often I have not seen before!!! I enjoy it every day."
- Thomas, Georgia


* Please send your comments for inclusion in the next biannual e-newsletter by visiting http://www.jenniferjonesart.com/index.php?1?Contact and sending me a message.