miguele3 said: a silly question but, why do you use headphones? Can't you just blast your music?
Audio books seem wrong on blast
elianaandrea said: Hi Jen, your work is absolutely amazing and so inspiring. I'm not sure if you've gotten this question before, sorry if you have but I've always been really into trying out painting but I am absolutely terrified of the medium. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to begin painting but has no idea where to start? or perhaps any book suggestions for learning to paint? Thank you so much :) take care!
For me, having a plan before starting a painting is key. make a sketch, take a photo, and work from that. experiment with paint, because you will develop your own style, and thats the quickest way to finding how you will use the medium.
yvxsyst said: At first I want to say that your pictures are just really amazing and I really do like your work! My question is how old are you ? & Your art studio looks like it would be based in New York at a penthouse, isn´t it?
I am 26 years old. I live and work in Toronto. My studio is in an old factory in Toronto, which has not been renovated by big corporations yet, so I lucked in to the spot. It is a perfect place for me to paint, and i wish i could be here forever.
Polaroid photo of me taken by sweet photographer friend Steph Martyniuk
Clean studio … New paintings drying on the walls waiting for my show in November
Photo of me in my studio shot by Cameron Bryson
finally getting around to these big pieces for my upcoming show “Q&A” opening November 20, 2014 at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto
Working on one of my new pieces for my upcoming solo show “Q&A” opening Nov 20, 2014 at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto.
working on new paintings for my solo show opening November 13, 2014 at Neubacher Shor Contemporary
The other day I turned my studio into a Camera Obscura - where i basically block all the light out of the studio except for one hole - which then projects the view outside onto my walls upside down - like a pinhole camera!
lots of fun
my painting commission of Ivana - in the home of Karim Rashid & Ivana Rashid photo by Dean Kaufman