How did you get started and then develop your career?
Jennifer Riefenberg: Like most artists I started by having a strong desire and love for drawing and creating though I took a different path to earn a living until I could pursue my painting more fully, which is what I have done for the last 17 or so years.
What is the most interesting thing you have painted/sculpted and why?
Jennifer Riefenberg: The most interesting thing that I have painted is not easy to answer as each time I paint I am exploring and painting what inspires me — sometimes it is rather odd (a dead weed) and sometimes interesting in that it is a real challenge. I think like most serious artists, our personal style(s) emerge from our practice and efforts to paint what inspires US! I am not a copyist and, while this can be valuable to improve on technical skills, copying other artists does not leave any room for your own unique voice.
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