Art Walk - April

April 6, 2018  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Free. Light refreshments.

First Friday Art Walk at the Library with Jennifer Waldron

"Company For Dinner"

Please join Jennifer Waldron from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for a First Friday Art Walk Reception April 6th at the Bainbridge Library in the new main meeting room. An exhibit of her artworks showing her love for narrative painting will be on display. For more information about Jennifer's art, see the column to the right. The exhibit will remain on display through the month of April. Click on any thumbnail image below to view a larger image.

Jennifer Waldron
"Colorful Rabbits"

Jennifer Waldron
"Forest Family"
Jennifer Waldron
"Green with Envy"
Jennifer Waldron
"Black Glove with Cake"
Jennifer Waldron
"Ah choo!"
Jennifer Waldron
"Kleig Light"
Jennifer Waldron
"Pears and a Plate"
Jennifer Waldron
"Rooster Plate"
Jennifer Waldron
"Striped Tea Pot"
Jennifer Waldron Podcast
Listen to Jennifer Waldron talk about her exhibit at Bainbridge Public Library.

This collection of works in "Company for Dinner” shows my love for narrative painting :  each painting has a little story for the viewer to make up.  My effort is not to create something real, but to push the boundaries of the viewer’s experience and what we think we know.  The shapes and forms of tableware have always intrigued me and as I was painting they began to morph into their own personalities.  The same can be said for the company of characters.  Like many visitors coming for a meal, they arrive with their own gifts, quirks, troubles, and sense of play.

When I paint, it becomes a timeless playground where there are no mistakes, merely freedom to move between all my Selves for the benefit of the creative work at hand. Color takes high priority and I often use it to show value, energy and movement. I love when there are visible brushstrokes, layer upon layer as they progress around the canvas. When the image is pushed to an unusual and unexpected place from the original, that’s when it feels most true to me. For me, painting is a loving act of surrender and surprise.

Deep gratitude to the many amazing teachers I’ve had over the years: Tip Toland who taught me the language of pottery and clay sculpture; The Seattle School of Basketry where I learned design and the ways of natural materials; For the many teachers in watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, and gouache; Anna Rhodes ("Artists Retreat”) who helped me believe in myself; Steven Aimone who taught me how to let go through non-representational art; Robert Burgess whose infectious enthusiasm for art taught me to play and experiment with paint and painting; and Amy D’Apice who taught me to paint with oils, have fun, and never give up. "It takes courage to paint!” she would say. Some days that feels more true than on other days.

Jennifer Waldron, April 2018