Hi, I'm Jennifer. I'm an oil painter and focus primarily on landscapes. I'm from Ohio, studied art in Italy, and currently live and work in the mountains of Virginia. 

I'm particularly drawn to light and color, as well as composition and values. My work is characterized by earthy undertones that coexist with layers of vibrant colors. 

My paintings develop from closely observing nature and I am inspired endlessly by adventures that allow me to discover the immense beauty in this world - whether it be mountains or sunsets. I adore the beginning, when I'm just casting the sketch and seeing the infinite possibilities, and also the end, when putting in those finishing details to see it all come together as a story. I layer and add detail, and am all about paintings overflowing with vibrancy. I can only hope that it can infuse us with a sense of awe and wonder.

I love how paintings can initiate conversation, mean something a little different to everyone, and remind us of what we truly value in our lives.  

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


Jennifer Marie Ou

Currently living and working in Harrisonburg, Virginia.



2017 Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Norfolk, Virginia.

2014 Richmond, The American International University in London, Italian Language, Art in Context, Intermediate/Advanced Painting, Florence, Italy

2014 BS Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Wright State University, Ohio



2016 100 Show, Corner Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia.

2015 Interdisciplinary Art Show: Reflections on the Human Condition, EVMS, Norfolk, Virginia.

2015 Art of Healing (fundraiser); South Central Regional Medical Center

2014 Art of Healing (fundraiser); South Central Regional Medical Center



2016 Program Host and Volunteer, Tidewater Arts Outreach, Hampton Roads, Virginia.

2011 Apprentice Artist in several public visual arts projects, ArtWorks Cincinnati (nonprofit)



Work in private collections throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, UK.



2015 Jurors' Choice - Interdisciplinary Art Show: Reflections on the Human Condition, EVMS, Norfolk, Virginia.

2014 Alcohol Awareness Art Competition - Honorable Mention, Life in a Bottle, Italy 

2009-2011 National Art Honor Society