There is malarkey here. And there. And everywhere I look. I want to grab it all and paint it into whimsical girls, moody abstracts and soulful creatures. The journey of my own existence, so serious and grown up, juxtaposes a riot of color, texture and play. The studio is my kingdom, and sometimes the paintings let me reign. On off days, there is a wild rumpus of characters and creatures bossing me around, and on those occasions there are abstracts - other worlds where I can paint alone while the studio kids chatter amongst themselves. The foundation of my work is experimentation, discipline, repetition, tenacity, intuition and exploration, along with paint, pen and paper. Is there another way to create? None that I know. My paintings live in collections across the United States, Europe and Canada. Works are displayed in juried shows, galleries and festivals. There are award ribbons hanging on my wall - enough to make me feel very lucky. Little pieces of me live on in multiple publications, including several books and magazines. I've been the featured artist in many venues, and a three-time artist-in-residence at a gallery in Ireland. My demos and workshops help others find their creative inner wild child, and I am delighted to give public talks on the business of art.
“Mad for Ireland – mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas, 24″ x 24″ x 1.75”. Ready to hang.
It is snowpocalypse weekend here in PDX, where a little dusting of snow and ice has the city on holiday. That’s cool with our dog, who would rather his humans stayed home all the time anyway. 🙂
So it is quite surreal to be painting gorgeous seascapes from trips to Ireland while sitting landlocked in the city in a rare freeze. But my imagination is clearly loving the strange irony, because I cannot stop painting these seascapes.
This piece is sold unframed but ready to hang (hanging wire attached) It will be shipped flat, carefully packaged in mostly repurposed shipping materials. Customs fees and duties are the responsibility of the recipient.
This item is an original work of art. Copyright owned by Jen Walls.
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