Color is the biggest motivating factor in Jennifer’s work. In her 30’s health challenges caused her to lose her ability to see colors correctly. This is so important to mention in her story & discuss in her process & philosophy because it was such a loss that she felt she was no longer herself and she couldn’t paint. The long journey out of that dark place was the largest challenge she’s ever faced.
After a diagnosis & treatment, the intensity of the disease started to lift. It was like a heavy fog had been covering everything & finally the sun was burning through & the colors were starting to appear little by little. Once the fog was gone – a whole new world re-opened! Her friends – magenta, turquoise, deep golden yellow, grass green, & sky blue, were back by her side. Because of experiencing the loss, she now celebrates the colors & “Lives in Joy & Color”!
In addition to using bright, bold colors, Jennifer loves to create with an imprecise-ness. Life is messy & complex & the ones & zeros of digital life are too perfect. Original art holds the magic of the maker! You can feel the mark, see the sparkle, experience the splash & drips. Take a close look at her originals; notice the many juxtapositions. Fast bold initial strokes of color vs. the minute details. The matt sheen vs. the high gloss. Bleeding colors vs. controlled patterns.
Jennifer also loves to innovate & experiment with materials. She’s creating small works on acrylic block that have to be reverse painted & has developed a unique way to hand paint oyster shells. Jennifer uses alcohol inks on raw canvas because it penetrates the fibers in a watercolor type fashion that she isn’t able to create in other ways. She’s also bound & determined to create not only beautiful original fine art but to design products with her art. Many say you can’t do both, but Jennifer is not deterred. To see how she translates her fine art into home decor, accessories, & fashion, please visit her webstore at JenniferVisscher.com