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, includingRandall Sexton and Chester Arnold in the Bay Area and Judith Kruger

Artist's Statement

Making art is a process that changes as the artist grows and changes.   We are constantly bombarded with images,  conflicting information and ideas.   In our current cultural moment,  I want to stop in the maelstrom so that I may observe things closely in an attempt to answer the question of what matters most in life,  what is it that is truly important.  Right now, this truth is important to me.

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 in my work across 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.

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Solo Exhibitions

2019 Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Marin Cancer Treatment Center, Greenbrae, 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 Juried/Group Exhibitions

2020  "Get The Message:  Words and Images", Arts Benecia, Benecia CA

          “Who Are You?” Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

           “Opulent Mobility 2020,” Curated by Laura Brody and Anthony Tusler, Altadena,CA

           “Beyond 2020,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
2017  “Landscape, Sea Scape, and Cityscape,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA,
            Featured Artist, Ruby Living Design, Mill Valley, CA
2015-2016 The Innovation Hangar, San Francisco, CA
2014 McEvoy Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2013 Juried Exhibition, Art Contemporary Marin,  Bay Model, Sausalito, CA
           Falkirk Annual Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

Affiliations

Board of Directors , Marin Open Studios  2019-21 (Board Chair, 2020)

Curation Committee, Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Greenbrae, CA

Oak Hill School, serving children on the Autism Spectrum, San Anselmo, CA

     Founding Board Member and Board of Directors:  2000-2010  

Awards, Residencies, & Press

Chalk Hill Artists Residency February 2020

Best in Show, Marin County Fair, 2018-19 

Featured Artist, Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 37/38, 2017

“The Bigger Picture,” Marin Independent Journal, December 2013  

“Eleven Creative Minds to Keep your Eye On,” 7 x7 SF, November 2011

Education

MBA University of Houston, 1985

BS in Business/BS in Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 1983

Art Education, Academy of Art University, 1987-1990

Painting Instruction with Judith Kruger, Randall Sexton, Chester Arnold, Elizabeth 

       Zanzinger, & Michelle Dunaway (2010-2019)