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Art by Jennifer Wolf Love
© Copyright 2012 Jennifer Wolf
About The Artist
I grew up in Hollis, NH on a little country road called Howe Lane. Art and nature have been a primary focus of mine since I was very young.
A large influence was the artist Dorothy Campbell Therrien who taught me everything I know about color and the impressionist pallet. She spent many years in Montreal mastering her craft as a commercial artist. When she retired she put all her energy into impressionist painting. I spent many years replicating impressionist masters, in her basement, every weekend as a young adolescent and teenager. I studied fine art at Rivier College with a focus in painting. I was told recently that when people ask me how long it takes to paint a piece I should answer ”It took a lifetime”. Learning a craft, takes a lifetime. I feel strongly that a person’s art/craft should not be exploited by others.
I currently paint on found and salvaged, textured glass. In the past I enjoyed working on canvas, which would be measured out in feet sometimes topping off at 6 to 7 feet in size. I like working much smaller now. My work is now in inches. I like finding glass to work with that has been cast aside, or are scraps from glass cabinetry, windows, or even glass shower doors. Most of the work I do is commissioned, if you have an idea for a painting be it a favorite pet, animal, location, person or memory please contact me. I also am available for illustration work for books.
Over the last year I have become increasingly aware of injustices towards animals. In 2011 I took issue with an abusive animal circus that was coming through my community. I organized a grassroots effort to try and stop the circus from coming. Through this activism I have connected with many animal rights activists, including The New Hampshire Animal Rights League. My compassion for animals extends to all living things.
I pay close attention to media outlets that document animal abuse, as well as shine a light on positive ground made towards a sustainable existence with all living things. My perspective on this has been deeply impacted by Derrick Jensen and Amelia, the piglet. Both have greatly affected my outlook on life and humanity, and I try to reflect the lessons in my art.
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