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Artist Jen Smith


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Biography


 
Wild horses, bison, feathers, dead birds and skulls.
Tiny pine cones, ravens, wolves, and little eggs tucked neatly in a nest.
These are just a few of the subjects that inspire the work of Jen Smith.
 
Jen Smith was born in 1967 in Marshalltown, Iowa. When she was 3 her family moved west.  She grew up in the Bighorn Basin of northern Wyoming just 90 miles east of Yellowstone National Park. She draws inspiration from that heritage of living and being raised outside in the badlands, prairies and the Rocky Mountains of that region.
 
Through the act of exploration she responds to the natural world in it's ever evolving state through the medium of charcoal, pastel pencil and watercolor. Her work although naturalistic is very modern and clean and showcases each subject with great detail and emotion.
Jen received her AA in studio art from NWC in Powell, Wyoming and then went on to get her BFA in Drawing and Painting from Montana State University in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.
 
She enjoys her home art studio which has a stunning view of the Columbia River Gorge in the tiny river town of Stevenson, Washington. She is a member owner of 301 Gallery in Hood River, Oregon and is actively exhibiting, doing private commissions, teaching, and involved in museum fundraisers locally and around the country. Jen is considered to be one of the top up and coming artist in the region.
 
In 2020 Jen was selected to be in the Western Visions Annual Museum Fundraiser at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Hole Wyoming.  This show boasts the top living wildlife artist in the world. 

 
Quote from an admirer...




"I love this ARTIST...she is incredible!! When I stood in this gallery in hood river (February of 21')in front of her art, I was mesmerized...I felt like I was the only [...]

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