Fine Art, Educator, Art for Recovery, & Independent Contractor

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
As a skilled draftsman and painter Jennifer Leah Jones has received many scholarships, grants, and publishings for her award winning fine art. She has sold a number of substantial commissions nationally and internationally and the young artist's exhibition history is extensive.  Murals and paintings by Jennifer decorate the walls of numerous businesses and community centers. In 2011, she worked in The Netherlands painting in De Zalm Hotel, one of Gouda's national landmarks. The International Narezo Scholar graduated with High Honors in 2013 from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with and emphasis in Drawing, and a minor in painting and art history. Jennifer received the Studio Excellence Award at Kendall. Studio Arts Centers International, Florence, Italy has offered Jennifer the incredible experience of working with conservation and art restoration, as well as High Renaissance Italian Art History. Jennifer does a great deal of Public Non-Profit work within her community. She particularly enjoys weaving artistic expression into group therapy settings, utilizing creativity as a tool for growth and recovery. She is a current Graduate Student  at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She looks forward to a promising career woking with others. Please see her full Curriculum Vitae for more details. 

also see Galleryuptown.net for originals and reproductions 
 (left) Jen at a Reception with her large scale mixed media drawings                                   (above) The Impact of the Kensinger Jones Library, 60 X 42' Mixed Media. 2013.
 Photo copyright Matthew Gubansik 2013.                                                                               Photo of Drawing, copyright of the Artist, 2014.



(below left) The Artist  at work in her Spring Lake Studio/Office working from life on a                   
 Self Portrait                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo copyright Andre Dewaardt (Destoel Owner)  2012.
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              (left) Tin Woman Costume  (SD Enterprises, Ferrysburg, MI) Photo courtesy of Steve Dekkinga http://www.sdecustomgraphics.com
      (below) Tin Woman with Barrel and Axe.  (Ferrysburg Location, Destoel Upholstery) Photo copyright Andre Dewaardt.

Since 2010, Jen has enjoyed teaching fine art to Youth and Adults in the Continuing Education Program at Kendall, Advanced Drawing, Painting with Oils, Backyard Botany, Ghosts of the Ocean, and Paint the Dunes to name a few. She frequently writes new courses which are published for the program. The Nancy K. Poppen Fine Art Fund has employed Jennifer as their primary art educator at the Public Schools of the City of Muskegon/Hackley Administrative Board of Education since 2012. There she facilities group tutoring, and private instruction. Working on location in Allendale and Hudsonville teaching large groups of home schooled children provided Jen with more valuable experience connecting with another community of parents and their eager budding art students. The John Ball Zoo Society of Grand Rapids helped Jennifer to provide a very special environment within their education department, complete with live animals and handlers, to weave drawing lessons into children's  zoo experiences. Currently she conducts private instruction from her studio in Spring Lake and accommodates in home tutoring for many clients with special requests. Youth, Teen, Adult, and Special Needs students with any level of experience are welcome. Please see Drawing Lessons Flyer for more information. 


She has owned and operated Jennifer Jaze Custom Paint LLC (independent contract work), and Jennifer Jones' Fine Art Creations (non commercial art) for the past twelve years. The small non-commercial fine art business was officially licensed with the state in 2008.  Jennifer Jaze Custom Paint LLC specializes in the design and execution of complex paint schemes on high performance, high profile offshore powerboats, drag racing care, motorcycles, and protective equipment. Digital design work, signs, banners, lettering, and tattoo design are other specialties. Internationally recognized entrepreneurs such as Mitcher T. Custom Paint Ltd., and SD Enterprises have established good working relationships with Jen through contract work and employment over the years. Today, after more than a decade in that industry she seldom uses automotive paint due to the toxicity of the materials. Although  frequenting custom paint/specialty shops and fixing her friends and families' vehicles and toys remains a hobby. Her hard work and dedication within the fast past commercial world of exotic custom paint helped her pay for her education. 

Jen really enjoys connecting with new people. She looks forward to hearing from you soon. Dare to Imagine! No job is too small or too expansive. All inquiries welcome!
                                                                         (Above right) Self Portrait, Startled at the Carnival, Autumn. Mixed Media, 2011.


Subpages (1): Curriculum Vitae/Resume
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