Jennifer Francis Fearon
Jennifer Francis Fearon is a contemporary artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her oil paintings and monoprints reference nature and the figure, including portraiture. Jennifer’s formal art instruction began with two years at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and continued through study with various artists, including Randall Sexton and Chester Arnold in the Bay Area.
My paintings are emotional responses to my own direct observations and life experiences. We are constantly bombarded with images, conflicting information and ideas. In our current cultural moment, I want to stop in the maelstrom. To take the time to observe closely and pay attention to what I notice. I do so in hopes that I might portray some essential truth about what see and feel. I try to follow the directive of poet Mary Oliver: "Pay attention, be amazed, tell about it".
I am inspired by moments of grace, when I experience a rush of understanding and recognition of the profound. The soul in a person who cannot speak for himself, the soft light in the coastal atmosphere – both invoke the heart of our existence. The search for the truth of things forms the narrative thread across my work with different media and subject matter.
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, Louise LeBourgeois, Chelsea James and Lisa Grossman for their beautiful portrayal of land, water and sky.
2019 Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Marin Cancer Treatment Center, Greenbraie, CA.
2018 Belvedere-Tiburon Library, Tiburon, CA
2017 Soulstice Mind + Body, Sausalito, CA
2011 Mill Valley Public Library, Mill Valley, CA
2010 Mill Valley Arts Commission, Mill Valley Community Center
Selected Group Exhibitions, Juried Shows and Fairs
2018 Best in Show, Marin County Fair, San Rafael CA, Juried Exhibition
2017 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, Juried Exhibition
2017 Ruby Living Design, Mill Valley, CA, Group 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
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 37/38, 2017
December 2013, Marin Independent Journal, The Bigger Picture
November 2011, 7x7 SF, Eleven Creative Minds to Keep your Eye On.