Thursday, January 17, 2008

Jennifer Wilfong-The Other Jen!


Hi! I am one of the "many Jens" that are a part of B.E.S.T! Having always loved art, I was lucky enough to have parents who encouraged & supported me in my artistic journey. I decided in the third grade that I wanted to be an artist. The freedom I felt when creating something was addictive & led to endless art projects, classes & art shows.

I am originally from Delaware, and went to college in "West by God Virgina". There, I got a BFA in painting. After college, I spent a few years in North Carolina teaching art (K-5) & had a blast. Next, I moved to Orlando where I really began what I would call my professional art career. In Florida, I was in too many art exhibits to mention, was a gallery director for a huge art collective, and eventually, a gallery owner. Love and family brought me back up north & I landed here in Charm City, where I live and work in Hampden, with my sweet fiance, Paul, and our two dogs Ellie and Guisseppe.

I'd describe my work as being a visual diary...it varies from day to day and seems to flow from my subconscience! The nature of my work tends to run the gamut...rarely do I have an intended result in mind when I get started on a piece, some take a few moments, others can take years to finish. I work on numerous pieces simultaneously, so my studio is constantly full of works in progress. The media I use consists of anything I can get my hands on...paint, paper, thread...you name it! I am currently working on designing a custom stationery line that can be seen on my etsy site!

To check out more of what I do, stop by and visit my blog!

2 comments:

averagejen said...

maybe you're THE Jen! great bio!

elisasjewels said...

Great bio, I love the story. I look forward to meeting you on the 2nd!