Copyright © 2019, Jennifer Wilson. All rights reserved. 

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about

"A painting always fails before it succeeds"

Nature has always been my muse. My style combines direct observations with memories and experiences, to create new landscapes and seascapes—not merely copied, but transformed. My process invites both intention and chance—the intense interaction of colors, overlapping layers and textures—simultaneously frustrating and exciting—help guide the direction of my work. 


I have lived and traveled in the some of the most diverse landscapes of the West- from a life spent along the foothills of the Rockies, to  the coastal northwest. These landscapes & seascapes continue to influence my work.


I love painting with encaustic! From the smell of the medium to the magical way it fuses together—layer upon layer of translucent colors and texture. It's mesmerizing to watch the heat from my torch turn the solid wax surface into a molten state, pushing it here and there, revealing what lies beneath. And then within minutes of cooling, return to its solid state.

Encaustic is a painting medium made of natural beeswax, a small amount of resin and color pigments. Your painting should be displayed or stored at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.  Never leave it inside a hot or freezing car.  Your painting will cure and harden over time. It’s like varnishing the painting from within, therefore framing behind glass is not recommended.

 

Commissions welcome, as well as gallery inquiries.

 

The brilliant blue of the morning sea, of the cloudless sky, the yellow shore; all lovely,all bathed in light.

​galleries & shows

Dragonfire Gallery

123 S. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, OR 97110

 

The 18th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo
Lone Tree Arts Center, September 17 to November 18, 2019
 It promises to be a great show with a lot of interesting work. This is the second time I've been selected for this show and the first time for my encaustic paintings. If you have the chance, make sure to check it out.

Showcase: Colorado Fall Colors

R Gallery, September 24 to October 27, 2019

2027 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

 

I'm the featured artist at Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Cafe

November 12 to December 24, 2019

Sloan's Lake, 5126 W 29th Ave., Denver, CO 80212

This is a yummy location that gives up wall space every six weeks to a new featured artist. And my encaustic work will be featured over the holiday season. Please come visit, enjoy a tasty biscuit and check out all the wonderful, affordable potential holiday presents!

SELECT PAST SHOWS

2019

  • Mostly Red, Framed Image Gallery

2018

  • Small Works, Core New Art Space

  • Encaustic: Contemporary Works Invitational Show, Art Students League of Denver

  • Lime in the Coconut, Framed Image Gallery

  • 2018 Foothills Art Center Members Show, Foothills Art Center,

  • Paint the Town Red, Framed Image Gallery

2017​

  • Wax Stories II, Niza Knoll Gallery

  • Winter Solstice, Framed Image Gallery

  • 2017 Regional Fine Art Show, Lincoln Gallery

  • Local Brilliance, Framed Image Gallery

  • 34th Annual All Colorado Show, Depot Art Gallery

  • Amuse Yeux, Foothills Art Center

  • Loveland National Fine Art Show, Lincoln Gallery

  • Tone on Tone, Framed Image Gallery

  • 2017 Foothills Art Center Members Show, Foothills Art Center

  • Fine Art Exhibition, Gallery at Studio j

2016

  • Moments that Matter, Impasto Gallery

  • Snow Show, Framed Image Gallery

  • The 15th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo

  • 22nd Annual Gateway to the Rockies Art Show

  • Fall into Place, Framed Image Gallery

Early 2000's​

  • Art & Soul, Art Students League of Denver

  • Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Foothills Art Center

  • All Colorado Art Show

  • One person show, Cardinal Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC

 

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