Hi, my name is Jen Alward and I am so glad you stopped by!
I live in the Northwoods of Wisconsin with my two dogs where there are new inspirations with every season.
Professionally, I am an Artist, Art Therapist, and Author. More personally I am a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, child of God, and I am looking forward to getting to know you.
Follow along with me
as I "learn to see" more clearly:
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Rocks from the gravel driveway.
Wildflowers along the road.
Perfectly preserved butterflies, bumble bees discovered in the green house.
The skulls of a small animal from a camping trip with grandpa.
Leaves, sticks, and feathers.
Unique bits of rusting metal or an entire rotting trailer.
All these things and more have found their way into my pockets and home. Magazine images fill bins and screen shots collect in my phone awaiting the time to be drawn, painted, or collaged into new life.
This past year (2019) has been full of so many things and as I reviewed my artistic ventures I realized a theme. Through different mediums and classes, styles and subjects — I was learning to see!
To see detail.
To see what’s really there.
To see values and colors.
To see things from different angles and perspectives.
And then I realized that learning to see not only improves my art, it transforms everything in my life. From my attitude, to my relationships, to the way I look at the world, and how I experience God.
Thank you Danica @projectgriefart
Dimitra & Elli @milanartinstitute
a variety of Paint Your Heart & Soul artists #pyhas2020
and so many other artists, teachers, books, songs, animals, sunsets, and people (before & after this list) for inspiring and encouraging me!
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