Jennifer Gennari at Drawing America
Note To Students: Doing this work is a very big challenge. It requires a lot of active thought and a solid road map to what you want your painting to look like in the end. It’s through these lessons, both new and repetitive that we all will continue to grow, and I can’t tell you how exciting that is. I’m honored to be assisting you all in your work and overwhelmed by your dedication. – Jennifer Gennari
Jennifer Gennari's Work
About Jennifer Gennari
Jennifer Gennari is a classically trained figurative artist. She graduated in 2005 from Ringling College of Art and Design and in 2008 left for Italy to study at the Florence Academy of Art where she spent three years abroad studying classical realism under Daniel Graves.
Jennifer returned to New York in 2011 and started working as a painting assistant to Jeff Koons. She eventually left to pursue teaching at the National Academy Museum and School, the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, and presently instructs students privately from her studio in Manhattans Upper East Side.
Jennifer has been painting animals since 2014 and is driven by a deeply rooted passion to elevate and legitimize the life we have with them. Her work is the definition of Labor of Love.
Jennifer’s work has been shown internationally and has received multiple awards and honors.
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“Oh man, thank you so much Jennifer. You don’t know how much I appreciate your comments and input! I struggle so much with color mixing and being able to mix the subtle changes in value. I want so badly to be able to paint with intention and enjoy the journey while being confident in the process."
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