Ingredients of my art
If you are drawn to my art, it’s for a reason.
Each piece has layers of heartfelt emotion, esoteric healing energies,
and empowering attributes embedded within.
It's essentially my soul reaching out to yours, and I thank you for being here.
COLOR PALETTE: The colors are chosen specifically to evoke emotion. Sometimes it’s calming, other times it’s energizing. Sometimes it’s a little bit of both depending upon where you place your focus.
TWINE: I believe we are all connected to source energy and to each other. To convey this theory, I place string deliberately to take viewers on a journey of twists, turns and offshoots that mirrors our lives and the life choices we make. The most significant point is that no matter what tribulations we face along the way, we’re still a part of something bigger than ourselves.
NATURAL FIBERS: I choose the renewable resource of hemp fibers to represent the power of nature and the calming impact it has on the mind, body, and soul. In this calm state, I find it easier to connect to a higher vibration.
WORDS: It’s not the words themselves that matter, but the energy behind them. I choose to embed words that resonate with healing, inspiration, and highest vibrational energy. I believe that that energy becomes a part of the painting and as it hangs in my clients’ homes, it emanates strength and resilience, wholeness and peace, joy and love.
THREE DOTS: It’s representative of being in alignment in body, mind, and soul.
THREE LINES: Most of my work has three lines worked into it somewhere. It represents balance. I select relevant media to place in such a way that offers a pleasing effect to the eye.
ABSTRACT FORMAT: One of my favorite things about abstract art is that it allows the viewer to tap into their subconscious and reflect/project whatever’s going on in there in a way that can be enlightening.
IRIDESCENTS: I love that these are only visible in certain light or from particular angles. It’s the perfect tool to convey the idea that there are energetic fields all around us, and even though most of us aren’t able to see them, they still exist.
AN ARTIST IS BORN…
Jenny King was born in Maryland USA. She was raised and currently residing in Marietta, Georgia USA. Jenny always had a creative mind and restless energy about her. Sometimes that combination got her into trouble growing up, but that changed in 1998 when her parents gifted her a drawing class at a local college for Christmas.
It was then that she embarked on her path into art. Having that constructive channel has definitely been a “gift that has kept on giving” says Jenny.
Aside from another class or two over the next couple of years, she is virtually self-taught, having honed her skills while staying home with her two boys. Most everything Jenny knows about art is instinctual.
Jenny King has a distinct style, with an ethereal focal point being her identifying "signature". In addition, she has a remarkable talent to translate her clients' stories into one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
She is best known for her oil paintings created with a palette knife. She has a tendency to manipulate underlying vibrant colors and use bold strokes to enhance and exaggerate lights and shadows.
Jenny refuses to limit herself to only one medium. She is also known for her mixed media pieces. "I love to find new ways that allow the freedom to express the subtleties and intricacies of myself and the world as I see it. The end result of each piece is extremely personal and incredibly unique."
MORE TO THE STORY…
In 2009 Jenny founded a working artist studio and gallery on the Historic Marietta Square in Georgia, USA. Here is where she created Red Door Art Gallery & Studio. The idea was to have a place that's comfortable, relaxed and a fun atmosphere where she and fellow international-selling artists were able to support and inspire each other.
The gallery itself grew into a local favorite. It's down-to-Earth approach along with the stellar artwork, was embraced by the community.
After years of wearing a plethora of mom, artist, and entrepreneur hats, Jenny has focused on what she truly loves to do...making art and sharing her talent in a meaningful way.
"Honestly, running a gallery is all-consuming and at this stage of my life, I’d prefer to spend my energy on other aspects of the creative process. I am truly grateful to all the artists and patrons that have supported Red Door over the last few years. I am especially proud of the relationships forged there.."
With her boys now young men, Jenny has more time to combine her love of travel with her love of art.
She uses her expressive art to capture the intangibles of a locale and its culture as she immerses herself into her surroundings. "When I'm on location somewhere, I'm creating a piece of art with my heart and soul, and it just feels right, so that’s what I’m focusing on now."
ARTIST ON THE LAM…
Jenny’s newest project is to continue the spirit of building community through art on a broader platform. It’s described as “a video documentation of the creative process presented in an engaging format to nourish your mind and spirit.” She breaks it down for us like this: “If Bob Ross and American Pickers had a baby...it would be Artist on the Lam.”
Working with fellow artist and “partner-in-crime” Kirk Stansbury, the two aim to highlight a variety of artists, their unique styles, and the influence of their localities may have over their work.
It’s an endeavor that will take time to develop, so in the meantime, Jenny will be enjoying the journey.
F. A. Q.
WHAT KIND OF ART DO YOU MAKE?
I specialize in mixed media and oils.
My favorite kind of art to make is when I interpret a client's story and use it to create a relevant piece of art. I help people savor simple, yet meaningful moments, or special occasion floral bouquets. I also help businesses, pocket locales, and communities accentuate their unique values through art.
WHY DO YOU INCORPORATE NATURE INTO YOUR WORK?
When I'm surrounded by nature, I feel more grounded, calm and often experience a sense of oneness with the world around me. I recognize specific elements of a particular place and translate them onto canvas in a remarkable way that allows others to see and feel that connection to nature as well.
DO YOU ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING SPECIFIC TO WORK WITH IN A PLACE?
I find value in most everything. I don't always connect to it though. When traveling, I've found that I see more clearly and deeply without the distraction of crowds. That is why I prefer off-the-beaten-path places and to visit during off-peak times.
DO YOU CREATE ART FROM EVERY PLACE YOU'VE BEEN?
No, I do not. I see a lot of places and I appreciate something in each of them, but I only create art from the places that resonate with me. If I don't feel it deeply and clearly, I will not force it.
DO YOU TRAVEL TO ANY TOWN OR PLACE OF INTEREST?
Pretty much, yes, IF I am able. One of my passions is to help bring attention to off-the-beaten-path places, promote their tourism to help their community thrive through art.
DO YOU ACCEPT COMMISSIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS?
Yes, IF it's a good fit for both of us.