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Jennifer Francis Fearon

  • 750 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA

Studio Information

Building Name

Sausalito Center for the Arts

Studio Address

About The Artist

Artist Statement

https://jenniferfearon.com/

Our modern world can move jarringly quickly, bombarding the senses with images, conflicting information and ideas. These images point to the deep connection possible with close observation. The interaction of light with our coastal water and atmosphere, the ubiquitous branching pattern found in plants (and humans) are offered as portals to an essential truth: We are of the natural world, not separate from it. As such, we are mandated to make the choice, as individuals and as a species, to pay attention to our impact on our environment and on each other. In the words of Mary Oliver; “Attention is the beginning of devotion.”

I am inspired by both the natural landscape and the inner landscape of human beings.  This truth about who we are and how we are connected is a question that I ask through my work across different media and subject matter.  I have recently began to explore the use of natural art materials in order to further express the values of ecology, sustainability, and physical connection to the earth in my work.  These include mineral pigments, inks and metal and a return to working on paper.

I make art slowly as a counterweight to our expedited cultural moment.  Although my work is inspired by observing the natural world,  it is not reporting.  It is a personal response developed through sustained presence over time.  The combinations of different materials and processes I choose reflect my experience of remaining present and connected with my subject.  Meaning accrues to the piece as I combine my lived experience with the selection of various materials.  In my nature-based work, this meditative process often results in combinations of metal leaf and many layers of pigments representing the earth, water and sky.

Biography

Jennifer Francis Fearon is a visual artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her paintings reference nature and human nature.  Her recent focus is on the use of natural pigments, minerals and metals as a painting medium.   Jennifer’s formal art instruction began with two years at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and continued through study with various artists, including Randall Sexton and Chester Arnold in the Bay Area and Judith Kruger in Connecticut.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Prints and Printmaking, Mixed Media

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Phone

4153286431

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Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

2021   Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, Juried Exhibition

2021   Santa Cruz Art League Annual Landscape Show, Santa Cruz, CA, Juried Exhibition

2021   Arts Benicia, Benicia CA, Juried Exhibition

2021   Still Point Arts, Quarterly, Fall 2021, Issue No. 43, Juried Exhibition in Print

2021   O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley,      CA, Juried Exhibition

2021   Still Point Arts Quarterly, Summer 2021, Issue No.42, Juried Exhibition in Print

2021   Still Point Arts Quarterly, Spring 2021, Issue No. 41, Juried Exhibition in Print.

2020  Arts Benicia, Benicia CA, Juried Exhibition

2020   Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, Juried Exhibition

2020   Opulent Mobility,  Altadena, CA,  Juried Exhibition

2020   Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, Juried Exhibition

2018  Best in Show, Marin County Fair, San Rafael CA, Juried Exhibition

2017  Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, Juried Exhibition

Publications

2021   Still Point Arts, Quarterly, Fall 2021, Issue No. 43, Juried Exhibition in Print

2021   Still Point Arts Quarterly, Summer 2021, Issue No.42, Juried Exhibition in Print

2021   Still Point Arts Quarterly, Spring 2021, Issue No. 41, Juried Exhibition in Print.

2017 Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 37/38 Juried Exhibition in Print

Featured Artist, Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 37/38, 2017

 

Awards

Best in Show, Marin County Fair, 2018-19   In collaboration with Stephen Ehret

Press

 

“The Bigger Picture,” Marin Independent Journal, December 2013

“Eleven Creative Minds to Keep your Eye On,” 7 x7 SF, November 2011

 

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