Jenny's Page

Jennifer Turskey

artist portrait
Graduating May 1996
Major: B.A. in Art

Jenny realized that she had a talent for art her senior year of high school. She sold 4 acrylic paintings and was encouraged by that and the fact that her grandfather was an artist as well. Jenny then decided to major in art in college.

Throughout her stint here at Saint Mary's she has become proficient with many different media (painting,drawing,watercolor, charcoal, and colored pencil.) Jenny originally aimed for a style like that of Claude Monet. Much of the work seen on this page is more of a modern figurative work which Jenny is moving away from. Her work now is mainly oil landscapes (seascapes,trees,hills,& mountains.) She describes her oils as a modern impressionism, almost a plein air style. Jenny usually sticks to 4 or 5 colors and focuses on capturing the moment and emotion of a scene with the thickness of the paint. Jenny also feels that she often idealizes her subjects.

In the future Jenny hopes to teach little kids using art, but later on sees a more professional level of art application. Jenny sees a future in advertising and in a few years getting a Masters in Art and teaching art at the college level.

Jenny currently has 17 works on display for sale in the Monterey Area at Juice and Java in Pacific Grove. So be sure to stop in if your in the area.

Untitled, pencil, 1994

Yellow Model, acrylic and pencil, 1992

Dancer, oil pastels, 1995

Model, mixed media, 1992

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