Jenny Prinn

Artist Statement

My work tends to be bold, vibrant and colorful. I see and experience things every day that spark the genesis of my paintings.  I jot things down, to help me create a record.  Sometimes it's just color combinations and juxtapositions, other times it's whole compositions, and sometimes it's just shapes.  Often times it is all of these things. My inspirations are everywhere: the way that the rain and snow splash back onto my windshield while driving; the pile of laundry on my bedroom floor; or the taste of the salty ocean on my lips; it can be the sound of my boys' laughter or their little footsteps on the stairs; or it can be as simple as how beautiful their blackberry ice cream cones look against the green summer grass.  My work is all about these little or 'regular' moments of life.  I try to encapsulate the fleeting nature of these little moments--how they feel, how they look, how they sound or how they taste.  My paintings are like a visual journal of daily life - translating the mundane into something grand.  Hopefully there is a sense of honesty and familiarity in my work that resonates with its viewers.  Life is such a gift and I want to record it all.

Artist Bio

Jenny Prinn lives and paints on the coast of Maine.  She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a double major in Art History and Anthropology.  And although she also concentrated in Studio Art at Mount Holyoke, she would say that she is mostly a self taught artist.  She discovered after having children, that she felt the need to record life and its little or 'regular' moments.  She finds that color, coupled with unique compositions in particular, are the vehicles by which she can relay the essence, truth and electricity of these regular moments onto the blank canvas.