As a Seattle native, I’m endlessly inspired by Hawaii,” she says. “The shapes of the crashing waves, the colors of the flora and rainbows, and the unique textures of the earth influence every painting."
”Years ago when I was learning to paint, I focused on copying photos or recreating paintings by masters like van Gogh. I learned a lot about painting techniques through trial and error, but unless my pieces looked exactly like the images that inspired them, I would feel disappointed. Gradually I learned to embrace my own style as an abstract impression painter. When I paint a wave now, I don't want it to look like something that already exists. Instead of focusing painstakingly on realistic detail, I trust my instincts, have fun with technique, and create from my imagination. When I’m true to my style I never feel disappointed with the finished piece."
Jenna lives in Ewa Beach, Oahu with her husband and their free-spirited beach boy.
Cedar Street Galleries | Honolulu, Oahu
Full Fathom Five | North Shore, Oahu
Gallery Olani | Ko'Olina, Oahu
Rocky Point Collective | North Shore, Oahu
The Gem Collection at Hilton Hawaiian Village | Honolulu, Oahu
LION Coffee, Honolulu | July 26 - September 26, 2018
Puauhi Tower, Windward Artist Guild | July, 2018 - March, 2019
Four Seasons Oahu at Ko'Olina, Art Walk | Various Dates, 2018
Hale'iwa Arts Festival | July, 2018
Honolulu MedSpa | May, 2018
Gallery Olani Art and Wine Show | January, 2018
Manoa Gallery Grand Opening | December, 2017
Honolulu Country Club | December, 2017
Gallery Olani Art and Wine Show | November, 2017
Honolulu Country Club | November, 2017
Cedar Street Galleries Matchbox Show | November, 2017
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Online Semi Finalist | September, 2017
Naughty Vegan Studio First Friday | September, 2017
Art on the Zoo Fence, Honolulu Zoo | July, 2017
Honolulu MedSpa | May, 2017