Jennifer Young

Jennifer  Young

About the Artists:

Painting is the language I use to express my reverence for the beauty of the natural world. The delicacy of a flower, the power of the ocean waves, the brilliance of a sunset; all are awe-inspiring and represent one of our greatest gifts in this life, worthy of celebrating and protecting. I paint and draw from life as often as possible. Painting in nature, "en plein air", I learn to hone my skills of observation and distill the complexities of a scene down to its essentials. Bringing what I've learned back into the studio, I can then expand on my ideas with varied explorations in color, composition, and format. Ultimately it is my sincere hope that through my work I can inspire a renewed appreciation for art of the landscape and for Nature herself, as well as a desire to preserve the landscape for future generations.


Education:  BFA, cum laude in Art History (studio track), Virginia Commonwealth University, 1994

Exhibitions, Publications, and Honors

August 2015: Participated in “Lay of the Land”, juried art Exhibition at Gallery Flux, Ashland, VA.

June 2015:  Featured artist and demo at the Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, VA.

March 2015:  Jennifer's painting "Winter Sunset, North Run Creek", was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the March 2015 FASO/Fine Art Views BoldBrush Painting competition.

July 2014: Jennifer's plein air paintings were featured in Plein Air Magazine's EZine

May 2013: Featured artist at Design Domaine Gallery in Bernardsville, NJ.

April- June 2013: Featured artist at the H. Scott November Gallery at Westminster Canterbury, Richmond, VA.

February 2013: Jennifer was commissioned to paint 7 original paintings for author Frances Mayes' Tuscan Sun Wines new line of wine labels.

Spring 2011: Jennifer was spotlighted in the May/June issue of Southern Lady Magazine, a lifestyle magazine of gracious living distributed in the US and Canada by Hoffman Media.  

November 2009: Holiday small works invitational, Miller Gallery in Cincinnati, OH.

September 2009: Jennifer was one of 24 artists chosen to participate in the Paint Annapolis 2009 plein air painting competition.

August 2009: Two-person exhibit at City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC with Hilarie Lambert of paintings from our European travels.

2008: Ongoing exhibitions at Jennifer Young Studio & Gallery, Richmond, VA.

2008: Honorable Mention, "Dueling Brushes" quick draw competition, Annapolis, MD.

February 2007: Participating artist in "Landscape in Art- The Continuum IV", City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC.

January 2007:  Participating artist in the annual small works show, Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA.

Jennifer Young Studio & Gallery was featured in a Nov. 30, 2006 issue of Richmond's new alternative paper "Brick Weekly".

December 2006: Grand opening of Jennifer Young Studio & Gallery, Richmond, VA.

October 2006: First Annual Landscape Invitational at the Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA.

June 2006: Participating artist in "The Southern Landscape" invitational at Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.

February 2006: Participating artist in the Small Works Invitational at the Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA.

February 2006: Featured artist in "Interiors and Exteriors" exhibit at City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC.

November 2005:  Featured artist at Sage Moon Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, "Travels Far and Near: Paintings of France, Italy, and Virginia by Jennifer Young".

April, 2005:   Art Featured on the cover of Charlottesville Arts & Entertainment Magazine.

April 2005: Featured artist at Wave Gallery, Key West, FL.

May 2004: Featured artist and painting demo at Andrew's Gallery, Richmond, VA.

April 2004: Featured artist at the Little Gallery on Smith Mt. Lake, Moneta, VA.

March 2004: Art Featured in Atlanta Woman Magazine.

February 2004: Featured artist at City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC, "Landscape in Art, The Continuum".

September 2003: Featured artist at the Left Bank Gallery in St Simons Island, GA, "Modern Impressionists".

June 2003: Featured artist in a painting demo at the Little Gallery on Smith Mt. Lake, Moneta, VA

2002: Figurative paintings exhibited as part of two group shows in April and May at the Aquiles Adler Gallery in Richmond, VA.

2001: One person exhibition at the Eastern Shore Art Center, Woolley Gallery, Fairhope, AL.

2000: One person exhibition at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN.

2000: Group exhibition, "New Works by Sigrid Burton, Rosenfeld, and Jennifer Young", Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, NY.


Juried exhibition, " Virginia Artists '99," Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.

Solo exhibits, 1998 - Gallery of Contemporary Art, Corporate & Museum Frame; Fine Art Framing/The Gallery Space; Riverfront Towers Gallery Space, Richmond, VA.

Group Invitational, 1998 -"The City Within," Art Space, Richmond, VA.

'Bytes of Art' Interactive Exhibit, 1997 - Center for Visual Art, Oakland, CA.

Multiple group exhibits, 1996 - 97 - Shockoe Bottom Arts Center, Sarah D. November Gallery, Richmond, VA.

Annual juried exhibition 1993, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA.

Other Press/Publications:

Jennifer Young has been listed in Lonnie Pierson Dunbier's  The Artists Bluebook since 2005; 32,000 North American Artists 16th Century to March of 2005. The Artist's Bluebook is a directory of artists that lists market values and other pertinent information at a glance.