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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

JEN SPENCER

JEN SPENCER

Artist Work

Muse-ical
2011
acrylic on canvas
48" x 24"
Belly Dancer
2012
acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"
Wiley
2010
acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"
Heart On Her Sleeve
2012
acrylic on canvas
24" x 30"
Jen's Happin3ss
2012
acrylic on canvas
36" x 24"
Lights and Sirens
2009
oil on canvas
30" x 40"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Once upon a time, a high school English teacher realized that she had something to say that could not be expressed by words, and it wasn’t just one thing; it was an infinite number of things, some she hadn’t even yet realized she wanted to say. She decided to be brave and dipped a brush into a small wet glob of paint. Then she moved it across a blank canvas in a smooth and silent stroke, and something magical happened. She was transformed into something she never knew she could be. She lived artfully ever after.

Artist Bio

Jen grew up in Cumberland, MD and later moved to Towson, MD where she studied English and secondary education at Towson University. She taught high school English for 5 years and is now staying at home to take care of her son and pursue artistic endeavors.

Ever the Halloween baby, Jen finds herself drawn to all things melancholy and macabre. Jen is currently exploring different mediums with a heavy emphasis on acrylics and oils. Some of her favorite artists are Mark Ryden, Mab Graves, Marion Peck and M.C. Escher.