I will be painting at the Overland Park Arboretum this next week during the Stems Plein Aire. Come on out and watch all the artists painting all thru out the grounds and also at the Deanna Rose Farm.
MY STUDIO AND GALLERY SPACE IS OPEN NOW BY APPOINTMENT SO GIVE ME A CALL AND COME SEE OUR PROGRESS!
Art is communication, whether creating a portrait or landscape. My painitngs are a conversation. I am drawn to bold colors which express my view of the world and life. Inspired by texture and bold brush stokes, I strive to instill these in all my oil paintings.
ART IS FOR LIFE-BUY A TREASURE THAT WILL OUTLAST THE CURRENT FADS. BUY ART!
Click on the Blogspot link to take you to the blog pages or go to www.jennylynnegragg.blogspot.com. Find new paintings created in the studio and during my plein aire adventures.
The Grateful Hearts Project has it's own website. Please go to www.gratefulheartsproject.com to request a painting for your family or view the portraits done of the fallen soldiers for their families.
EVERY PIECE IS A ONE OF A KIND ORIGINAL. WHEN YOU COLLECT ONE OF MY PIECES, YOU HAVE THE ONLY ONE IN EXISTENCE!
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Art is communication, whether creating a portrait or landscape. Her paintings are a conversation. She is drawn using bold colors and contrasts which express her view of the world and life. Her travels take her around the country to create landscapes in plein aire. She takes commissions for portraits, pet portraits and landscapes and creates from studies and photos of the places she has traveled in addition to her plein air work.
Jennylynne is mostly a self taught artist. After following her passions in the corporate world and in music, she decided to "go rogue" and persue her art career professionally in 2008. She has enhanced her personal experiences with art education classes at the community college and with nationally known artists, Albert Handell, Anita West and Maggie Price and Phil Starke. She also has taken classes with internationally known artist and mentor Donna Aldridge. All of these wonderfully creative people have contributed to her passion for pastels and oils.
She is also the founder of the "Grateful Hearts Project". This Project does portraits of fallen soldiers,of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts from the states of Missouri and Kansas, for their families completely free of charge. This project is one very close to her heart and one to which she donates her time and talent with a willing and grateful heart.
Jennylynne exhibits her work at Gragg Studios and Gallery in Lee's Summit, Mo. and St Luke's Hospital Gallery in Lee's Summit, Mo. She also has exhibited in shows at the Albrecht-Kemper Musuem of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri , the R. G. Indres Gallery in Mission, Ks, the Kansas City Club, Got Art Gallery, Lee's Summit, Mo & the Buttonwood Art Space, KCMO,at City Hall, Lee's Summit, Mo. and The View at Grandview, Mo. and the Longview Art and World Music Festival.
Second Place in Painting Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.
Third Place in Oils Blue Springs Art League, Blue Springs, Mo.
Best in Show IAA Members Show, Primary Colors Gallery, Independence, Mo.
She is a member of the following organizations:
Mid America Pastel Society
Juried member of Summit Art in Lee's Summit, Mo
AlbrechtKemper Museum of Art
Plein Aire Artists of Colorado
Interview on Channey 9 about this artist and the Grateful Hearts Project.
Upcoming Events and Exhibits
Stems Plein Air Paint 2012 Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 5/19/2013-6/2/2013 Reception: ()
There will be many venues available to see the artists create in plein aire. Besides the Arboretum, the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead at 13800 Switzer Rd. Overland Park, Ks. 66221 will also be hosting the artists. The Rice Gallery of Fine Art will be the place for all the paintings to be seen and judged. Their address is 11535 Ash St., Leawood, Ks. 66211
I will post here the days I will be painting at the Stems event so stay tuned!
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