a visual artist with invisible illness.
a quiet person, but my art is loud. It is full of color and emotion, like the inside of my mind.
a synesthete who sometimes paints to the motion/flow/imagery I “see”/feel when I hear music.
an abstract artist, who tends to think abstractly and see the world in the abstract
My creative process:
is organic & free– when I work, I lose myself in color and light and descend into an ethereal world full of shape, texture and sound-turned-image.
Empathy, curiosity and a passion for learning influence my work. That is how I approach life, and I find never-ending sources of inspiration from nature and humans alike.
My (short) Story:
For several years I painted and created in many mediums such as acrylic, screen printing, printmaking and fibers– until a recent [traumatic, nightmarish, awful] event resulted in losing all of my possessions [yes, all]– including my rather large stock of art supplies. And ALL of my past artwork, sketchbooks, and projects from university are gone (all that remains are digital photographs of a select few).
Slowly but surely I’m trying to replace my materials and create new art, but for now I am limited to watercolor, pen, and paper. The limitation of having only a small supply of tools at my disposal has made me learn new techniques and broaden the scope of what I can create with limited means– but I look forward to the day I can create freely again in whichever medium calls to me for each new idea without impediment.
I am now very much aware of the transient and fleeting quality of material items and life itself. And more mindful of the act of creating and letting go…
Currently live & work in: Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
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Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding commissions, representation, collaborations, or about purchasing my work.
All paintings and images presented on this website belong to © Jenna Decker. Do not copy or reproduce without permission.
The Art of Asking:
I am accepting donations to try to re-stock my lost supplies. Click “buy now” below to contribute any amount you wish from $1 and up (through paypal). Please email me if you want more information. Include your home/mailing address in “special instructions to seller” for any donation over $20 and I will send you a hand-painted thank you card! Thank you thank you thank you in advance for supporting my work! xJenna
(If you’re wondering why I need the extra support, please read this blog post)