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 April of 2008, and now works from her Lee Arts Center studio in Arlington, VA and Torpedo Factory studios. She has participated in over 35 shows in the last 4 years in the DC metro area. Her artwork has been featured in Élan magazine. She was recently awarded a solo show at The Art League Gallery of Old Town Alexandria for 2013 and was juried into the Torpedo Factory in March of 2012. She has been accepted into national and international juried shows for her work on her Dance of Life Series, including ArtKudos, Art Buzz, and the Richeson 75 Wildlife competition.
Of her work, Stone says:
My paintings are about connection--the connection between flowers, objects, colors, and ultimately our humanity. What links us all together.
"For me, when the paint goes on the canvas it is like caressing the cheek of a lover. It is a very sensual experience. The moments of joy I get through the dialogue of painting is very similar to how I feel walking next to someone I love, holding their hand, taking in every contour of their face, simply enjoying being in their presence. The connection with the painting and the person is vibrant, tangible, real, and worthwhile. No words need be spoken; everything is already being said. This joy of the present moment is so pure and unfiltered; it is untouched by my worries of the day. This feeling of love and awe is the opposite of the mundane; it is what I treasure in my memory and what I live for.
I choose oil paint as my main medium because I love the sensual feel of the oil paint on my brush; how I can mold and bend a gradient on the canvas in so many ways. The luminosity of the oil paint takes the color to another level; makes it come alive. I use bright, saturated, pure colors in my work because I want to capture that feeling of pure awe and love. I don't want to muddy my colors or my paintings with the drabness of the world. I want to force you to stop, when you look at my work, and take another moment to gaze upon the face of something beautiful."
Her paintings range in price from around $75-$900 for her abstract and textural works to $900-$4,800 for her Dance of Life Series works.