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Profile Friday: Twin Cities Artist Jennifer Davis

March 19, 2010

A friend gives me a link to the stunning artwork of Jennifer Davis.

Float Left: Float, 12 x 16 inches, acrylic. ©Jennifer Davis. Click here to see Jennifer Davis' website gallery.

Last week a friend sent me an email: "Thanks for sending me the link to Jennifer Davis, I love her work."

I honestly didn't know what she was talking about and wrote back saying so. I asked for the link she was talking about. I'm glad Mary Jo misremembered, because now I've seen Jennifer Davis' art and can point you all there too!

I find her acrylic paintings, with muted pastel colors, are delicate yet pack a strong narrative punch. There's an edgy bit of menace in her humor. I also love the way she handles and creates pattern, either with color or composition.

After you have looked through the gallery at the link above check out Jennifer Davis on mnartist.org. She has been posting her work there since 2001. She has almost 700 paintings there! It is exquisite fun to see the progression of her work through these years!

After viewing all those images you're going to want to own one right? Well then you can head on over to Jennifer Davis on Etsy.

I want to see her work everywhere so I hope at some point she also branches out and starts putting her images on laptop covers and t-shirts, you get the idea. I know fine artists might not think much of the idea, and I have no idea how Jennifer feels about it but we live in a visual culture and I would like to see her images everywhere.

Davis' paintings do get around, so you might want to go over to her blog—Jennifer Davis: Paintings and Collages to keep up on the latest happenings. She has a show opening at First Amendment Gallery in Minneapolis on March 27. And in October her work will be in a group show at the MIA in the MAEP gallery. Keep your eyes open. One of Jennifer's blog posts mentions her 35th birthday. That's good news—we'll have many, many years to watch what she comes up with next. Now I'm going to stop writing and look at some more of her paintings. That's what you should be doing too!

    • Marsha Micek
    • March 19, 2010
    Reply

    Sharon Parker and I were so taken with Jennifer Davis’s “Red Blooms” back in 2006 that we put it on the cover of the first issue of MOQ.

    • Roz
    • March 19, 2010
    Reply

    Marsha, that’s great to hear. She deserves the exposure!

  1. Reply

    I came across her work somewhere (?) about a year ago and have had a print out of one of her pieces on my bulletin board since then. I really admire her quirky style and fascinating colors.

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