Jennifer Francis Fearon is a contemporary artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her multi-media works and oil paintings depict a broad range of subject matter, including waterscapes, urban landscape and portraiture. Jennifer’s formal art instruction includes two years at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and continued study with various California artists, including Randall Sexton and Chester Arnold. Originally from Texas, Jennifer also has a Master’s Degree in business and worked in the financial services industry before moving to California.
There is a narrative thread throughout my work. It is my observation of what is real and worth paying attention to. We are constantly bombarded with images, information and conflicting ideas. I try to slow things down. To stop in the maelstrom for a moment and look closely at what is important: our common humanity and the beauty of our shared environment.
Most of my works are representational and focus on someone or something that tells a truth. I make figurative works that include images and artifacts that reflect the life of the individual portrayed. In the current project I call “Uniquely Human” I am focusing on individuals living with diverse neurological or physical conditions. The intention of this series is to help the viewer connect with the experience of someone whom they might not otherwise fully see.
I also make waterscapes, urban landscapes and cityscapes that depict various ecosystems and draw attention to our interaction with them. At present, I am exploring the interplay between light and water in the coastal atmosphere, looking at both its ephemeral beauty and awesome power.
The images are meant to reveal my own reactions and emotions while engaging with the subject. It is my hope that viewers will experience a moment of connection, opening up the possibility of deeper understanding and compassion.
Other contemporary artists who inspire me are Daniel Sprick and Alex Kanevsky for their lovely figurative realism, Chester Arnold for his narrative paintings concerning the environment and Adam Hall and Louise LeBourgeois for their beautiful portrayal of water and sky.
2017 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, Juried Exhibition
2017 Ruby Living Design, Mill Valley, CA , Group Exhibition
2017 Soulstice Mind + Body, Sausalito, CA, Solo Exhibition
2015-2016 The Innovation Hangar, San Francisco, CA
2014 McEvoy Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2013 Art Contemporary Marin Juried Exhibition, Bay Model, Sausalito
2013 Falkirk Annual Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
2012 The Bigger Picture Show Sausalito, CA, Group Exhibition
2011 Mill Valley Public Library, Solo Exhibition, Mill Valley, CA
2010 Mill Valley Arts Commission, Solo Exhibition, Mill Valley Community Center