Featured Artwork: Jennifer Taylor
18 x 24 in., oil on canvas
Available from the artist
Like many artists, Jennifer is fascinated by light and the interesting play of shadow shapes and colors. She embraces the abstract patterns and to weave a story. Sunbathed, depicting an fellow artist’s studio, is a prefect example of how Jennifer notices and captures light patterns. Sunbathed began with Jennifer’s “signature colorful palette” and finished with large and looser abstract components. She applies paint to canvas heavily, alternating application with a wide brush and a palette knife.
Another noticeable example of Jennifer’s style is her painting Chateau Living, also an interior scene, chosen for the cover of the Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine March/April 2018 issue. Chateau Living was painted during her 2017 artist residency in France at Chateau Orquevaux. In 2018 Jennifer has returned to France to continue teaching workshops. She has also traveled to participate in juried plein air events such as Bucks County Plein Air Festival in Pennsylvania.
Jennifer, always having a pencil and sketchbook in hand, did not start painting until 2001. Her painting process flows from spontaneity and intuition, combined with an unwavering quest for knowledge.
“I strive to take life by the horns and never has an uninteresting day. I’ve been told I have a rather fearless nature,” says Jennifer laughing. “I will climb 250 steps for that one special aerial view at a particular time of day, pull off the road to paint an unexpected sunset…” I push myself to unchartered territory where I can thrive and evolve as an artist.”
Jennifer’s deep appreciation for early American Impressionism, especially the Philadelphia 10, has inspired her style and continues to have a great Influence on her work.
In recent months, accomplishments have included Second Prize at the Wet Wall exhibit in the American Impressionist Society show in Ohio and honorable mention in Bucks County Plein Air Festival. She has also been recognized by Southwest Art Magazine in a featured article, “11 Women to Watch.”
Upcoming shows include a September solo exhibition at River Cat Cafe, New Hope, Pennsylvania and another solo show at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens in Huntsville, Alabama September 7 through December 31. The Huntsville opening reception is September 13th and will also feature a performance of live original and cover guitar music by her husband, Jerry Taylor. Later in the year her art will also be displayed at the Beverly McNeil Gallery in Birmingham, Alabama.