Jennifer Van Cor
After graduating from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with a diploma in studio art, I pursued a career of painting and teaching art. I showed my work briefly in the Boston area and then moved to Maine and finally New Hampshire. With my children off to college, I resumed my painting and have begun showing my work in local galleries.
The landscape has always tantalized my senses; the smell and feel of wet grass, the sound of leaves in the wind, the shape of a shadow through a broken limb. And with it all, the ever-changing color; a universe of color. Color at the tips of my fingers.
Each stroke and dip of the brush pushes my senses onto the surface, and if I am listening closely and truly, the life of a landscape fills the painting.
As my landscapes progress, they become more about the flow of energy, the experience of a lifetime of color, shape and feeling. They dip into abstraction while still holding onto nature.
Poetry has been another way to touch the landscape. Words mix color and senses through imagery that is very much like painting. When the two are combined, I feel I have painted a poem.