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Jennifer Markes

“No rules, no reasons. Red house, green door, yellow windows, bucket of mangoes, white chicken, blue water…it’s color as a celebration of everyday life. Color is the perpetual motion of my paintings.” A Native of Los Angeles, Jennifer Markes studied painting in New Hampshire with John Hatch and received her BFA Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire. Truly a citizen of the world, she has travelled extensively and her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, England, France, Haiti, French Polynesia, and Japan. Markes has a unique ability to project her personality into each painting while beckoning the viewer to share her joy in nature and simplicity. The subjects are accessible and they have an innate power which draws strength from the artist’s ability to express what it is to be human and alive. Her palette is vibrant and inviting, her subject. . .Life. “I’m very sensitive to color. I definitely consider this a gift as it wasn’t something I learned to do. It has a lot to do with not fearing the strength that color can be if you let it come out uninhibited or uncalculated.” Jennifer Markes finds her greatest influence in the works of native and primitive artists of the Caribbean. “With no education or training, the art of these people comes straight from the creative source. Unpretentious, freely associated, so their canvases are raw to me, unlearned. Very honest, most simple, innocent.” As for success, “I’ve known all along that I wanted to be an artist. This has always been the dream. When somebody says to me, ‘Wow! When I look at your paintings, that’s where I want to be, the way I want to feel!’, then I’ve succeeded. This is what it’s all about. This is success as an artist.”

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Jennifer Markes artist is one of the contemporary artists who have not restricted herself on the kind of paintings she does. Many of the artists will paint nature exclusively but Jennifer comes with a different approach, she can paint anything as long as it communicates sense to the viewers. According to her, the art work she does not have any rules or any reasons. She can paint a bucket full of mangoes, a tree and its shadow, blue water, white chicken, red house and green door and anything else. She believes that color is the celebration of life. Color is the perpetual motion in each of her piece of art.

Jennifer Markes is an American artist whose pieces of art have traversed the planet from the US, to Haiti, England, Japan and French Polynesia. She was born and brought up in Los Angeles from where she discovered her passion for painting and drawing. She studied painting with John Hatch and got her BFA Cum Laude after her studies from the University of New Hampshire. She is widely traveled and has interacted with a plethora of cultures throughout the world. She has a connection with nature, something that has acted as her inspiration in most of her drawings. Jennifer Markes art has been exhibited all over the world in art galleries. She always leave a trace of her painting legacy everywhere she visits. Jennifer Markes art for sale is easily accessible either online or offline thanks to the wide exhibition and the quality that speaks for itself.

Each of the Jennifer Markes prints projects her personality and beckons the viewer to share in her love for nature. The simplicity and the creativity in every piece or art by Markes shows uniqueness and the power in art. Most of the painting subjects are accessible and have the power to explain to the viewers what it is to be human and to draw emotions. She concentrates on the subject of life in most of her paintings and her palette is both inviting and vibrant.

Jennifer Markes is sensitive to colors. According to her, painting is a gift. She says that she did not practice to paint as it was innate in her. She does not fear the effect and the strength of colors, and believes that colors should be let to come out uninhibited. Her greatest inspiration comes from the traditional and the contemporary Caribbean artists. She notes that the Caribbeans have no education or any form of training yet they manage to bring forth epic pieces of art. They rely on creative sources and this acts as her greatest inspiration. The pieces of art she believes are real good should be freely associated and unpretentious.

Some of the most popular Jennifer Markes prints include Shade, Joe's By The Sea, Above Aegean, Room With A View, Endless Summer, Before The Storm, Hampton Breeze, Ici Qui, Island Girl and Jade Cove among others. Most of her prints can be bought online but also found in physical galleries throughout the world. Jennifer Markes artist has claimed her place in the art arena and she continues to impress with each new original piece of art.

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