Artist Jennifer Polnaszek

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Artist Statement:
 "We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates… Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty. -  Junichiro Tanizaki " . My work is informed by the relationship between shadow and substance, shape and form, light and dark, value and hue. My primary focus is the human form, the outward expression of attitude and emotion, that magic thread that connects us one to another. 
I came to Texas and my art life after a career in the medical profession as both a physician assistant and a registered nurse.
I studied art at the University of New Mexico and and continued my studies at the Southwest School of Art and the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts in San Antonio, Texas. I works in oil, watercolor, graphite, and printmaking. Particularly drawn to the human form and in documenting the human experience through my work, I am influenced by both my love of biological science and anthropology.
In addition to participating in numerous exhibitions in the Austin-San Antonio area, I have received awards for oil painting at the Southwest School of Art and at the Round Rock Arts Imagine and BIG exhibitions at Texas State University . I received awards for watercolor at the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, and the Texas Watercolor Society. I was featured in the publication SPLASH 15. I have also shown work at the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies,  Texas Watercolor Society, International Watermedia Exhibit - Houston (WAS-H), Texas State University-Round Rock and in several exhibits at the Georgetown Arts Center. I was awarded first in 2D representational art and my art was featured on the program cover for the Art Hop in the fall of 2020.

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