My work reflects my memories and dreams. It is a channel of my passion for life, inspired by moments in time. I wouldn’t be painting if it wasn’t for all the places life has taken me.

Hi there! I am an impressionist artist focusing on landscapes in oils. I grew up moving every few years (the last being Ohio), studied art in Italy, and currently live and work in the mountains of Virginia. 

I'm particularly drawn to light and color, composition and values. My work is characterized by earthy undertones that coexist with layers of vibrant colors. I balance traditional compositions with fresh, modern elements in a painterly style and am very influenced by expressionism in art. My art is about balancing the subtleties of color, transparencies, and bold brushstrokes. 

My paintings develop from closely observing nature and I am inspired endlessly by adventures in discovering the depth of beauty in this world. I layer and add detail, and am all about paintings overflowing with vibrancy -- especially those that infuse us with a sense of awe and wonder.

I am excited for all the possibilities out there, and I hope you'll join me on my artistic journey in exploring new frontiers. 

Cheers,

Jennifer

I welcome conversation and questions at hello@jenniferou.com.

 
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
— e.e. cummings

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