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Hi there! I am an impressionist painter focusing on landscapes in oils. I grew up moving quite often (although I consider myself from 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 with a painterly style and am very influenced by expressionism in art. 

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
 

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