Featured Artist Jennifer Yoswa

Painter Jennifer Yoswa imbues a wealth of emotion and expression in her figurative art, using a rich color palette. Learn more by visiting her website.

 

"Girl with Chartreuse Eyes" (Cover art for "Your Eyes That Told Me Yes" by Mort Persky) Oil on Canvas, 24" x 20" by artist Jennifer Yoswa. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Girl with Chartreuse Eyes” (Cover art for “Your Eyes That Told Me Yes” by Mort Persky) Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 20″

 

I am a self-taught artist. I was in my mid-thirties when the urge to create became more powerful than my fear of failure. Oil painting quickly became my passion and a part of my spirit.

 

"How Do You Like Me Now" Oil on Canvas, 20" x 16" by artist Jennifer Yoswa. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“How Do You Like Me Now” Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 16″

 

Although I am an introvert and putting myself “out there” is a real stretch for me, I paint because I have something to say—about life, about love, about loss. I am inspired by poetry, song lyrics, things people say, dreams and experiences.

 

"In the Desert Looking for Love" Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20" by artist Jennifer Yoswa. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“In the Desert Looking for Love” Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 20″

 

My work is figurative. The figures are often portraits of quirky, strong, feisty women. Most of my pieces include some form of whimsy or mischief. Others are more serious and provide a personal outlet for life’s ups and downs.

 

"Girl with a Cigarette, a Dirty Mind and Rug-Burned Knees" (From the "That's Not Ladylike Series) Oil and Cold Wax on Paper, 9" x 12" by artist Jennifer Yoswa. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Girl with a Cigarette, a Dirty Mind and Rug-Burned Knees” (From the “That’s Not Ladylike Series) Oil and Cold Wax on Paper, 9″ x 12”

 

I am currently working on a series that challenges female gender stereotypes called “That’s Not Ladylike.”

 

"She Dreams in French" Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24" by artist Jennifer Yoswa. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“She Dreams in French” Oil on Canvas, 18″ x 24″

 

I begin my process with a sketch directly on the canvas and then apply paint and cold wax with brushes, palette knife, and my fingers.

 

"She was Painted Into a Corner" Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20" by artist Jennifer Yoswa. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“She was Painted Into a Corner” Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 20″

 

The decisions I make are primarily intuitive. I call myself a “trial and error” painter as I don’t have any formal art training. I consider a painting finished when it looks and feels right.

 

"Moon Love" Oil, Cold Wax and Stitching on Canvas, 8" x 8" by artist Jennifer Yoswa. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Moon Love” Oil, Cold Wax and Stitching on Canvas, 8″ x 8″

 

If for some reason I am dissatisfied with a painting, I will cut out (literally, with scissors) the parts of the painting that I think are worth saving and stitch them onto a different canvas to create a new piece. Often, these end up being my favorite paintings.

 

"Something's Afoot" Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas, 11" x 14" by artist Jennifer Yoswa. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Something’s Afoot” Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas, 11″ x 14″

 

I have exhibited my work in several Colorado galleries. My paintings can be found in homes around the world. I’ve illustrated two children’s books, four music CD covers, the cover of a book of love poems and a page in a student textbook.

 

"Woman with an Aquiline Nose" Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas Board, 11" x 14" by artist Jennifer Yoswa. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Woman with an Aquiline Nose” Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas Board, 11″ x 14″

 

There is nothing else I’d rather be doing than making art. On any given day, at any given time, I can be found sitting at my easel, listening to music while joyfully losing myself in the process.

 

Artist Jennifer Yoswa in her studio. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Jennifer Yoswa in her studio

 

My art studio is in my Colorado home where I reside with my husband. Painting has taken me on an unexpected journey of self-discovery and to places I can go only in my imagination. I am humbled that others connect with my work and are willing to join me on this adventure.

 

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