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 OutdoorPainter.com.
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.
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 www.AskART.com artists that lists market values and other pertinent information at a glance.