I was a little girl, I can remember being asked
do you want to be when you grow up?”
reply was always---
I have a love of
working with pencils. To me it is such a unique
and amazing medium. I like to create not only the images I
see, but to capture it with the incredible
detail that is possible with graphite. When a work
of mine attracts someone from across the room,
and they move in closer, and get within inches so
that they can study it close up - that's when I
have accomplished my mission.
amazing to me after so many years to watch my
drawings come to life. I feel such an attachment to
each and every one.
I feel deeply
blessed to be able to express myself through my
work and to have touched the lives of so
Thank you to
those that have inspired me to pursue my dream,
and to those that have led to my continued growth
as an artist and as a person.
working under supervision
in Washington state, Jennie's early years revealed a strong
inclination towards art. From grammar school through high
school, art became her passion.
In the early 1980's, the opportunity arose for Jennie to
move to Anchorage,
Alaska with her Mom , Dad and her young son Waylon. In her
words, Alaska is the "Land of Magic" where diverse wildlife
abounds in such a breathtaking and beautiful landscape. Viewing
her subjects first- hand offers her great inspiration
which has inspired her to develop her unique artistic style and has led to
the realization of her life-long dream.
In the mid 1980's she met her now best friend, mentor and
husband, Ian, while he was teaching private art classes to
adults. With his inspiration and motivation, he has guided
her in many ways to continue this venture.
Jennie and her family
relocated to Washington State in the early 1990's where she has continued
to refine her unique artistic style. For 14 years she concentrated
commissions of personal pets. Her goal has
been to capture the spirit and soul of these animals though her
medium. With each commission, she has felt a special connection
to the creatures that she has drawn.
Jennie is now taking a new direction. Traveling and taking
photos of Wildlife with her husband Ian. She is focusing her talent to capture the grace
and beauty of the wildlife subjects that she has always desired
Being able to view her
subjects first hand, she says, has benefited her immensely.
her studio, she continues to reveal the
Wonders of Pencil.