|kenmerken: ||Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher|
“My artwork is an expression of my desire to have a positive impact on the world in which I live. As an artist, I find myself in a position to communicate with and connect to an audience, and to share with that audience my hopes, my dreams, and at times my fears. I feel that it is my responsibility to use that communication, that connection, to empower, educate and inspire that audience, to provoke in them a response which calls them to action, a response that pushes them to something greater than self-interest, and leads the way to a better future.” – Jennifer Christy
The arts have always been a huge part of my life. When I was old enough to hold a pencil, I was drawing. From then on I have always been in love with any form of expression. Fine arts, music, dance, acting and so on. I have taken classes from grade school until the present day. My major in my High School career was in the arts. I was very involved in theatre design and technical work and I took eight semesters of photography under the direction of Roarke Sharlow. My other intensive studies revolved around drawing and painting (under the direction of Mr. John Paul Wolfe) I spend my summers taking various art classes at Chautauqua Institution in New York and I spent a year under the direction of a model scout in Laurel Maryland and was trained in photographing the human form. I am always learning and tweaking my own talent and I plan to never cease learning new techniques and implementing new ideas. I use canvas and wood as my primary surfaces for painting. I use various types of paints to achieve the effects I like. My inspiration varies from day-to-day. I am inspired by my surroundings, people I meet, my ever-changing moods and music. I enjoy making custom art (such as portraits) and I design any art upon request. Visit my website: www.jenniferlchristy.com for more information.