Jenny Linn Loveland (1953, Tokyo, Japan) makes representational paintings and drawings that strive for the intangible and reflect the influence of poetry. Working alla prima (fast, wet on wet) leads her to reach for the poetic, to investigate painting as an end in itself - an iterative, contemplative form of expression.
Her work engages viewers by opening and amplifying the unique and personal connections within viewers. Her compositions strive for the tranquil and poetic evoking traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation. Time and memory play a key role in her choices.
Jenny Linn Loveland is a veteran of the Gulf War and retired from the U.S. Air Force. Afterwards, she earned a B.A. in Fine Art, and over the next fifteen years pursued drawing, painting and teaching. She is a featured artist for Nitram Charcoal (www.nitramcharcoal.com). Since 2012, she has been an adjunct painting instructor for Lifelong Learning affiliated with Christopher Newport University. Her work is held in private collections in CA, MD, and VA. She resides in Toano, Virginia. (2015)