Jen is an artist, illustrator, designer, yogi and mom of two. After graduating with a BFA in Illustration in 1991 from Kendall School of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, MI, she relocated to Atlanta, GA where she began work as an art director and freelance illustrator for the editorial and publishing markets.

After almost two decades of design and freelance work, Jen began experimenting with mixed media and created a series of paintings featuring playful and ethereal subjects in nature. She had her first solo show in 2001, and has taken on many private commissions since then.

Some of of her favorite mark making tools include hand carved stamps, water-soluble graphite pencils and white gel pens. Jen shares her creative techniques teaching mixed media classes at GDS ranging from watercolor mixed media and collage to image transfers and encaustic painting.