“My work as an artist is about the process of observing the world acutely,” begins Jennifer Jones Rashleigh, “and distilling natural details into their salient essence that can continue to speak their truth and their unique natural poetic eloquence.”
Jennifer graduated with degrees in Art History and History, and conducted her doctoral research as a US Fulbright Scholar in Spain. She has taught art theory, art history, and fine art classes from college-age to kindergarten, and in 2019 opened CEDIAN PAINTING: STUDIO-GALLERY in Tiverton. There, her portfolio of water and wildlife paintings dazzled visitors and attracted clients with her detailed, dynamic, and tactile art.
“I work with acrylic in every capacity,” Jennifer explains. “Diluted washes, translucent gel coats, brushed, spilled, poured, knifed, dragged opacities, and thickly pulled impasto textures that lift off the canvas.” But stretched canvas isn’t all Jennifer works on – she is also known for her hand-painted pillows, which allow the viewer to experience her art in a new way: “I encourage my clients to run their eyes and hands over the artwork,” she says. “There is something generative that occurs when we as humans look and touch something simultaneously.”
By the end of last year, Jennifer found herself running out of space as the list of commissions and scale of work doubled. Her location in Tiverton Four Corners had grown too small, and so she seized the opportunity to open an even more expansive gallery in Little Compton Commons, where she continues to channel her creative energy into canvas.
“The response to my growing body of water and wildlife painting has been exhilarating,” Jennifer confesses of her wildlife studies of birds, fish, and botanicals. Discover Jennifer’s inspiring art for yourself during her new studio’s grand opening on June 11, 2022 and stay tuned for Beginning Pillow Painting classes on Tuesday evenings during July and August. Stop by and visit Wednesday through Saturday, 12-5PM, or make an appointment!
73 Simmons Road, Suite E,Little Compton • 508-951-0696
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