Jenny is seldom without her camera as she travels around Western North Carolina, always on the lookout for a subject for a painting. Working from her photographs, Jenny applies her oil to canvas in a loose comfortable style suggestive of European impressionist painters.
Jenny especially enjoys her animal and portraiture work, which allow her to bring her subjects to life by incorporating their emotions and movement. She says “Capturing the soul of the person is important in my portrait work. I try to recreate what I see in the person, not just their likeness. I feel successful when my paintings stir an emotional response in the viewer.”
Jenny’s work draws upon her deep religious faith.. “I view my ability to paint as a gift from God. I feel His joy most when I am painting.”