Hunter-Wolff Gallery in Colorado Springs is proud to present the vibrant and lively oil paintings by Colorado artist Jennifer Jung. Once introduced to Jennifer's work, her unique style is easily recognizable and nearly impossible to forget. It is easy to lose oneself in her light-filled natural settings to the point one feels they are standing in the middle of her scene whether among towering aspen trees, at the edge of a frozen brook, or breathing in the fragrance of her magnificent Colorado landscapes. She says she was fortunate to have had creative and talented parents who encouraged various artistic endeavors. Jennifer cannot remember a time when she did not feel compelled to create because of her love for art and nature. As a gifted young child she always had something handy to draw with because something always caught her eye. She fondly remembers taking a family trip west and being particularly taken with Colorado and the mountains. Her life-long desire to live in Colorado finally came true in 2011 after a successful 20 year career as a freelance mural artist and decorative painter. She jumped at an opportunity to move to Colorado where her great love for this state quickly became the focus for her work. As a professional artist and designer she honed her artistic skills and became sought after for her beautiful compositions, color harmony and aerial perspective. It wasn't until she moved to Colorado, however, that she could devote time to create her own paintings. Today she works primarily with oils and is inspired to paint the beauty, which surrounds her every day. Often, she and her husband backpack and hike through inviting remote areas where Jennifer finds inspiration and materials for her landscapes. Her paintings are reflective of realism and existing scenes. She believes that light and its unique qualities are the most exciting of natural phenomena. As Jennifer recreates this excitement with oil paint onto canvas, it makes her paintings come alive with vibrancy so realistic the viewer can feel that sense of connection. Aside from an invaluable high school art teacher and studying art at a local college in Ohio, she is largely self-taught. Her paintings are light-handed, elegant, and reflect a luminescent style. Being deeply affected by the abundant beauty found in Colorado's mountains and valleys during various seasons, she is particularly drawn to the challenge of capturing these delicate, ethereal moments on canvas. Jennifer is never satisfied with a finished painting unless it makes an emotional connection depicting accurate atmospheric conditions, sunlit reflections bouncing off bodies of water, and other dramatic effects of nature. It is these elements that make her work come alive.
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