and active expressive line work applied with energy and
vigor punctuate all of her recent works. Dogs on their
walk are the focus. Not from the perspective of a
portrait but as you the viewer actively taking part in
the scene, walking your dog, enjoying the experience
with the animal right in front of you, exploring,
sniffing, pulling you along into the possibilities that
could exist or reminding you of past experiences.
Jennifer shows her work art festivals in the Carolinas
and occasional open studio events and will happily open
her studio in the growing historic district of Rock
Hill, just for the asking. If you are lucky to know many
citizens of Rock Hill, or on the East coast you might
persuade them to show you past gems decorating their
Jennifer was born on a Marine Base in Oceanside
California, raised in what her dad called “Gods Country”
on a hillside overlooking the almost famous (Napa wasn’t
really on the map until 1968, the year she left) Napa
Valley. Graduating in 1968 from Calistoga High School
she left home to tramp around Europe, working briefly as
an Au pair in England, then hitchhiking around Europe.
She met her married her soul mate in Germany, U.S.
Air Force Sgt. R.L. Hamilton, returning to the states
eventually moving her husband’s home area in South
Carolina. The need to pursue her art grew in the next
few years, driving her to seek formal training, first at
Winthrop U. Fate stepped in when she was unable to
complete her education there when the art workshops
developed by a colleague at Springmaid Beach in Myrtle
Beach began. There she has studied every year since 1984
two- then six weeks a year working as class monitor
enjoying the benefits of learning and perfecting her
craft from Nationally known artists.