Jennifer Brewer Stone has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and English Literature from the University of Maryland College Park. She began painting full-time in 2008, and after 6 years as a resident artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, she has been working from home for the past 2 years to further develop her portfolio. She has sold over 100 original artworks nationally and internationally, in addition to hundreds of reproductions.
She has participated in over 45 shows in the DC metro area in the last 12 years. Her artwork has been featured in Élan magazine twice, and in The Washington Post. She was awarded a solo show at The Art League Gallery of Old Town Alexandria in July 2013 and was juried into the Torpedo Factory in March of 2012. She has been invited to show her work as part of the Art in Embassies program, at Strathmore Mansion, and at the National Institutes of Health.
I have always been in awe of the power and beauty of nature, and am most drawn to the bright colors and exotic forms found in tropical areas. I am fascinated by the idea that something in our world can look fantastical, but it really exists.
In life I find the seemingly unconnected is often connected in unexpected ways. My paintings reflect these surprising contradictions: the subjects are still yet full of movement, fantastical yet real, softly balanced yet exuberantly colorful. I see my subjects on the canvas as dancers. Good dancers move around the dance floor with grace and never collide. They are at once connected and individual.
Nature also has a contradiction of beauty and danger that attracts me. Some of the most brightly colored plants and animals are poisonous. These plants and animals tell me that sometimes you have to take risks to achieve beauty. Painting itself is risky to me; every new piece is a new, challenging adventure. Doing this kind of painting makes me happy, both the process and the final result. I hope you enjoy the work and find something in it that satisfies you.
Jennifer S. Brewer Stone
2013-2018 Solo studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center: Over 100 original paintings sold, in addition to numerous reproductions
2018 Invited to show at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
2016 Invited by Art in Embassies program to exhibit in Ambassador's Residence
2016 Awarded $4,000 Public Art grant for traffic control box wraps design
2015 Juried into The Art League Gallery MiniMax Show
2014 Blooming Brightly Invitational Show at Strathmore Mansion
2013 Reviewed in The Washington Post Arts Section
2013 Fantasy of the Real Solo Show at The Art League Gallery
2013 Cover photo & 4 page writeup in Élan magazine
2012 Juried into the Torpedo Factory
2011 Awarded 1st Place in Focus on Color National Juried Show 2011 Switched from mainly acrylics to oils after classes at The Art League
2008 Sold my first painting in the Dance of Life series at All Arlington Salon
2004-2008 Worked as a proofer & editor and a graphic designer
2003 Got my Bachelor's in Studio Art & English at University of Maryland
2002 Sold my first painting during an arts internship in Salida, CO
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