Jennifer Kretschmer


Jennifer Kretschmer, AIA is a native of the San Fransico Bay Area. She studied art and architecture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While at Cal Poly she studied watercolor painting beginning with architectural renderings. She also studied landscape painting, figure drawing, and still life.
Recently, Jennifer began using her iPad as a painting tool when at locations where her messy watercolor paint was inaappropriate. She has created digital paintings and teaches iPad digital painting classes at Gallery Saratoga. For more description about the classes offered here:www.gallerysaratoga.com/classes
Today she is both an artist and a licensed architect.
Jennifer has exhibited her paintings in local and national venues and has received awards for her work including: Blossom 2 – The Art of Flowers: Naples Museum of Art, the 2010 LGAA Open Juried Show at the Art Museum of Los Gatos and Going Mobile at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

Statement:
Painting and artistic expression has always been a part of my life. As I child I figure skated, played piano and was always drawing. I also enjoyed math and science. This eventually led to a career in architecture where I am able to be both artistic and technical.  But, as the technical side of being an architect began to dominate my daily work, I rediscovered painting to balance the artistic side of my life.

I primarily focus on the subject of floral still life in my paintings. Painting flowers gives me the opportunity to experiment with many color combinations, and to work with abstract shapes. I want the viewer to feel a part of the subject and to be drawn in to the mood of the painting.
I also enjoy painting the figure and portraits. I’ve been a part of a few local artist groups that hire models to pose for us.
From time to time, I will also paint En Plein Air (aka outdoor painting). I find it both challenging and enjoyable.

Purchasing:
Original paintings and limited edition Gilclée are available for sale. Reproductions of paintings can be made in any size by special request. Paintings and prints can be shipped from the Gallery.
More information can be found at: www.jkretschmer.com

Juried Exhibits, Awards and Invitationals:

2014 Going Mobile, San Luis Opbipo Museum of Art

2013 Fall LGAA Member Juried Exhibit
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, Los Gatos

2013 Spring LGAA Member Juried Exhibit
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara


SVOS  Invitational Exhibit, 2012
Main Street Cafe & Books

Think Large/Paint Small
2012 SCVWS Juried Exhibit
Norton Gallery @ The Pacific Art League

Silicon Vally Open Studios (SVOS) 2012

2011 Midsummer Art Festival
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara

Expressions in Color, 2011
Filoli, Woodside

Blossom II – The Art Of Flowers, 2011
PATTY & JAY BAKER NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART

2010 Arts Festival at Rengstorff House, Mountain View

2010 Midsummer’s Art Festival
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara

2010 Los Gatos Art Association Annual Open Juried Show
The Art Museum of Los Gatos
2nd Place for Still Life category

Purchasing:

Original paintings and limited edition Gilclée are available for sale. Reproductions of paintings can be made in any size by special request. 

For more information, check Jennifer’s website: www.jkretschmer.com


 

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