The Art of Jennifer Lommers

About Jennifer

Both in my studio and outside painting "en plein air", I paint quickly with a gestural style to give my paintings a whimsical fun energy which embodies my experiences with nature. Birds, trees, flowers (especially poppies) are a frequent subject of my paintings with their natural ability to provide the bridge between what we see and what we feel when experiencing the outdoors. Bicycles, coffee cups, and chairs also make a frequent appearance as I enjoy these everyday elements and both their ability to represent solitude and friendship with such sweet simplicity. Recently I have focused on imagery from my childhood and the many summers I spent at my grandparents’ beach house in Fragaria, WA with a bay full of fish, jellies, seaweed, anemones, hermit crabs, and so much more! I also have been exploring our connection to nature with a series of wildlife themed paintings on paper using hand carved stamps and calligraphy techniques in my "i am" series. Though trained in oils, acrylics provide a more fitting material for my methods. Typically painting from memory, I quickly layer thin and thick applications of acrylic paint and inks, focusing on the variety of texture and color in combination within the natural forms and patterns of the composition. To bring more complex elements into my paintings, I will also use acrylic "image transfers” from my own drawings often representing my personal totems and use hand carved stamps to create texture. I like the viewer to be able to see and identify the various elements of my painting without concern for photographic reality. I give them a vivid glimpse of a moment, either perceived or real, much as their own memory, imagination, and emotions may capture it.   ~ Jennifer

Where to Find Jennifer's work

Gallery Representation

  • The Art Study in Seattle, Washington | Find Jennifer's work at this lovely art and gift gallery in the popular University Village near the University of Washington in Seattle. The Art Study carries a large selection of Jennifer's work as high quality prints on paper and canvas and offer excellent framing services too. Several originals are also available seasonally. Find a wonderfully unique mix of other local and regional artists too!
  • Schack Arts Center in Everett, Washington | Find Jennifer's prints and cards at this lovely community based arts center in the heart of Everett, Washington, with occasional entries into their larger themed shows. If you haven't been there - it's a must see. And make sure to sign up for their He'arts Chairty Auction in Feburary too!

Online Options

  • Shop Jennifer's online store featuring everything you would find when buying direct at Jennifer's Studio or in her Show Booth. For a list of upcoming festivals and events to find Jennifer in person, check out her events calendar HERE.
  • FineArtAmerican.com offers quality products available globally. Find Jennifer's work as cards, prints, and more with unique options for printing on metal & acrylic too! They also offer 14 fulfillment centers in 5 countries for your shopping convenience. Jennifer has been a satisfied artist member with FineArtAmerica since 2007.
  • Imagekind.com is Jennifer's preferred seller of quality canvas reproductions. Many options are available including a wide variety of framing choices. Jennifer has been a proud member of the Imagekind artist community since 2006 and, more recently, a part of their affiliate site GreatBigCanvas.com
  • Society6 is Jennifer's choice for quality Home Decor such as pillows, tapestries, blankets and more - all with Jennifer's beautiful (and authorized) designs! 
  • RedBubble is also a great choice for quality items such as scarves, phone cases, journals and more - also all with Jennifer's beautiful (and authorized) designs! 
  • Other Authorized resellers: GreatBigCanvas.com, Toland Flags, and Art.com are authorized resellers of Jennifer's work. Please look for these (or the above) manufacturers when buying Jennifer's work online at Amazon or other similar online resellers. "My patrons have been my greatest support in fighting unauthorized resellers. THANK YOU for your vigilance and purchasing from authorized resellers and reporting suspected licensing issues." ~ Jennifer
    (Please note: If Jennifer's name is not used with her image, it is likely unauthorized.)
  • Licensing opportunities: Jennifer uses Fine Art America for smaller licensing contracts and McGaw Graphics for larger licensing opportunities. If you would like to license Jennifer's work for your company or project, you will be directed to one of these depending on the nature of the project. A minimum 1 time use fee is $100. Special image use opportunities ARE available to Jennifer's subscribers

As the artist, Jennifer retains all rights to her images. Images may not be used without her consent for either personal or commercial reasons. Unauthorized use of Jennifer's art or images may result in legal action. 

Artist Resume & History of Events

Education

  • BFA in Fine Art - Universtiy of Washington - Seattle, WA - 1992
  • K-12 Art Education Certification - Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA - 1995

Honors & Awards

  • Poster Artist - Supper at Sage - Corvallis, OR - 2015
  • Spokane ArtFest Addison I Meyers Visual Arts Award - Spokane, WA - 2013
  • Poster Artist - Corvallis Fall Festival - Corvallis, OR - 2011
  • 3rd Place Award Feature - Daniel Smith Artist 2010 Reference Catalog - Seattle, WA - 2010
  • Poster Artist - SIP Food & Wine Festival - McMinnville, OR - 2010
  • Poster Artist - Sorticulture - Everett, WA - 2008
  • Poster Artist - Fresh Paint Festival - Everett, WA - 2008
  • Poster Artist - Colors of Freedom 4th of July Festival - Everett, WA - 2008
  • Tri-Dee Award Recipient - Skagit Art Association Juried Show - Mount Vernon, WA - 2007

Gallery Shows & Featured Events

  • "The NeverEnding Story" - Studio262 - Corvallis, OR - 2016
  • "Botanical Abstracts" collaborative show with Carrie Tasman - Studio262 - Corvallis, OR - 2015
  • "Joy to the World" show with Jan Roberts-Dominguez & Jan Maitland - Benton County Museum - Philomath, OR - 2014
  • Golden Ticket Featured Artist - The Arts Center, Chocolate Fantasy - Corvallis, OR - 2013
  • Featured Artist - Schack Art Center Gallery Store - Everett, WA - 2012
  • Featured Artist - Majestic Theatre - Corvallis, OR - 2011
  • Participating Artist - H'Arts Charity Auction - Schack Art Center - Everett, WA - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
  • Featured Aritst - Gallery by the Bay - Stanwood, WA - 2009
  • Participating Artist - Corvallis Fall Festival Showcase - Corvallis, OR - 2009
  • Group Show, "Five Artists" - Currents Gallery - McMinnville, OR - 2009
  • Featured Artist - Hip Chicks do Wine - Newberg, OR - 2009
  • Featured Artist - La Bella Casa - McMinnville, OR - 2009
  • Featured Artist - Frame Up Studio - Seattle, WA - 2009
  • Invited Artist - North Cascades Institute Charity Auction - Seattle, WA - 2008
  • Participating Artist - Holiday Art Sale - The Arts Center - Corvallis, OR - 2008
  • Invited Artist - Skagit Children's Museum "Chairity Auction" - Mount Vernon, WA - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Featured Artist - Bluefish Designs - Edmonds, WA - 2008
  • Featured Artist - Edmonds Library - Edmonds, WA - 2008
  • Group Show - Snohomish Arts Council, "Art in the Garden" - Everett, WA - 2008
  • Invited Artist - Salmon at the Bay benefit for NSEA show - Bellingham, WA - 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Featured Artist - Sauk Gallery - Concrete, WA - 2008
  • Featured Artist - Cancer Lifeline - Seattle, WA - 2008
  • Featured Artist - OSU Women's Center - Corvallis, OR - 2008
  • Participating Artist - "Art in a Pickle Barn" - Mount Vernon, WA - 2008
  • Featured Artist - Skagit Valley Coop - Mount Vernon, WA - 2008
  • Group Show - Blue Horse Gallery, "All Hanging" - Bellingham, WA - 2008
  • Featured Artist - Snohomish Arts Council Gallery Store - Everett, WA - 2008
  • Featured Artist - Skagit Valley Hospital - Mount Vernon, WA - 2007
  • 2 Person Show (with Ben Mann) - Allied Arts Artist Series - Bellingham, WA - 2007
  • Group Show - Blue Horse Gallery "Reaching for the Light" - Bellingham, WA - 2007
  • Member Show - Allied Arts - Bellingham, WA - 2006, 2007
  • Participating Artist - YWCA Benefit Art Auction - Bellingham, WA - 2006
  • Featured Artist - La Vie en Rose - Bellingham, WA - 2006
  • Featured Artist - Handprint Arts - Bellingham, WA - 2005

Juried Art Festivals

  • 6th Street Fair - Bellevue, WA - 2008, 2009
  • Anacortes Arts Festival - Anacortes, WA - 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Art & Sea Festival - Lincoln City,  OR - 2007, 2009
  • Art and the Vineyard - Eugene, OR - 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Art in the Burbs - Tualatin, OR - 2011
  • Art in the High Desert - Bend, OR - 2011, 2014
  • Arts Together - Everett, WA - 2008
  • Bellevue Festival of the Arts - Bellevue, WA - 2012
  • Best of the Northwest Fall Show - Seattle, WA - 2012, 2013
  • Best of the Northwest Spring Show - Seattle, WA - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Boise Arts Festival - Boise, ID - 2012, 2013
  • Corvallis Fall Festival - Corvallis, OR - 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival - Coupeville, WA - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Craft-In Indie Arts & Craft Show - Newberg, OR - 2009
  • Edmonds Arts Festival - Edmonds, WA - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Everett Home Show - Everett, WA - 2010
  • Fremont Fair Arts & Crafts Festival - Seattle, WA - 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Fresh Paint Festival - Everett, WA - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016
  • Gig Harbor Arts Festival - Gig Harbor, WA - 2015
  • Glencoe Festival of the Masters - Glencoe, IL - 2010
  • Issaquah Salmon Days - Issaquah, WA - 2011
  • Kings Mountain Art Fair - Woodside, CA - 2011, 2012
  • La Quinta Aft Fair - La Quinta, CA - 2012
  • Lake Oswego Art Festival - Lake Oswego, OR - 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Local 14 - Portland, OR - 2012
  • McMinnville Artist Village - McMinnville, OR - 2011
  • Mercer Island Art Fair - Mercer Island, WA - 2007
  • Newport Seafood & Wine Festival - Newport, OR - 2013
  • OSU Holiday Craft Show - Corvallis, OR - 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • OSU Mom's Weekend - Corvallis, OR - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Port Townsend Holiday Arts Show - Port Townsent, WA - 2007, 2008, 2012
  • Rhododendron Arts Festival - Florence, OR - 2011
  • Rhododendron Festival - Port Townsend, WA - 2008, 2011
  • Riverwalk Art Festival - Lake Chelan, WA - 2007
  • Sacramento Arts Festival - Sacramento, CA - 2009
  • Salem Art Festival - Salem, OR - 2009, 2013, 2016
  • Shoreline Arts & Crafts Festival - Shoreline, WA - 2007
  • SIP McMinnville Food & Wine Festival - McMinnville, OR - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - Mount Vernon, WA - 2008, 2010, 2011
  • Spokane Artfest - Spokane, WA - 2008, 2013
  • Sunriver ArtFaire - Sunriver, OR - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Tempe Festival of the Artist - Tempe, AZ - 2016
  • Tidefest Arts & Crafts Show - Gig Harbor, WA - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • West-Linn Arts Festival - West-Linn, OR - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Wild Arts Festival - Portland, OR - 2011, 2014
  • Wooden Boat Festival - Port Townsend, WA - 2008