Jennifer L. Anderson is a painter and printmaker working in many disciplines. Her iconic and evocative imagery are informed by her experiences as a woman and a mother, as well as her love of the natural world.
Anderson was born in Ware, Massachusetts and raised on a farm in North Brookfield. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Connecticut in 1989, she pursued graduate studies, exhibited throughout New England, and raised three children.
"Art-making is my key to the secret garden, my journey through the looking glass; it provides never-ending possibilities of exploration and connection. Some imagery seems to be hard-wired into my soul, especially birds. I am captivated by their movements, their forms and the space they create with their actions.
In our current world of high-tech, uber-fast everything, I create intimate work at a very slow pace. For me the printmaking and painting processes influence the creation as much as the content does. Each step to the final piece involves the artist's hand, with direct mark-making influencing the development of every image.”
Monterey, California, has been Anderson's home for the past 15 years. She is fortunate to be able to split her time between Monterey and her family home in Vermont, both places offering her a connection to the flora and fauna of the natural world.
Anderson's works are held in public and private collections internationally.
Jennifer L. Anderson is represented by the following galleries: