Jenny Linn Loveland
Painter-Teacher and Writer
Jenny Linn Loveland is a painter who has taught for more than ten years. Her artistic life began in the fifth grade as a result of a long illness that kept her bedridden. She turned to drawing to relieve boredom and used cardboard wall hangings of Disney characters as her models. When she returned to school, art was the only subject she didn't struggle with. Directed into summer school, she favored her art class where a teacher showed her how to use pastels and draw portraiture from life. This fueled her passion for drawing until high school. Then, she was led into another direction - college and a career with the United States Air Force.
After the service, she settled in Hampton Roads, went back to work, enjoyed raising her children and started a hobby - drawing. She enrolled in classes at The Peninsula Fine Arts Center where she met Betty Anglin. Betty introduced her to the art department at Christopher Newport University where she enrolled using her GI Bill. Eventually, she completed a degree in Fine Art while taking in a few commissions.
Upon graduation, she taught at local art centers and continued painting with a Williamsburg painter's group affiliated with the Portrait Society of America. While attending one of the an annual conferences, she met many well-known painters and teachers. Some were from Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia and eventually, she completed their workshops. This led her to dedication to working primarily from life as an oil painter.
Recently, she started teaching at Christopher Newport University's Lifelong Learning Society. She especially enjoys teaching and supporting students' development. Her work is displayed online at Jenny Linn Loveland Fine Art Studio.com and at the American Pride Automotive Showroom, Yorktown. Her work is held in private collections in CA, FL, MD, and VA. (2014)