I wonder what it means to make art at a time when it seems we humans are not up to maintaining the health of our beautiful planet and its creatures. What I know is that for me, making art is like being a Therapist, and is like living life. Everything has a way of falling apart and then gathering together, making form out of the unformulated, continually layering and digging beneath the layers. The complexities of abstraction, color, line, and texture are the tools I employ in my passionate reach for exploration of the not yet imagined.
Jennifer Leighton's creative life as a Psychotherapist is closely related to her artistic endeavors. Deeply engaging with another person is a new experience every time just like a new canvas. Originally a self-taught artist, Jennifer began drawing in 1979 and completed several commissions. In 2002, she began working with Lynn Preston, an Abstract Painter. Acrylic paint, medium, and collage on large surfaces grew wild and colorful. In 2009, with Meredith Rosier at the Woodstock School of Art, she rediscovered her first love: drawing. This time color, abstraction, pastel, ink, and pencil speak to both the love of drawing and painting.
Acrylic, ink. collage on paper (16 x 20 in) $850 (Unframed)
Acrylic, ink on paper (8 x 8 in) $300 (Unframed)
The Green Square
Acrylic, ink, collage on paper (15 x 20 in) $850 (Unframed)