Wild horses, bison, feathers, skulls and ravens; These are just a small sampling of what inspires Jen’s work.
Jen Smith grew up in the Bighorn Basin of northern Wyoming just 90 miles east of Yellowstone National Park. She draws inspiration from that heritage of living and being raised outside in the badlands, prairies and the Rocky Mountains of that region.
Through the act of exploration she responds to the natural world in it’s ever evolving state through the medium of charcoal and pastel pencil. Her work although naturalistic is very modern and clean and showcases each subject with great detail and emotion.
Jen received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from Montana State University in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.
Her work is currently in exhibitions, galleries, museums and collectors homes around the country. Jen is a proud participant of the annual fundraiser “Western Visions” at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming boasting some of the best living wildlife artists in the country.
She enjoys her home art studio in the Columbia River Gorge in the tiny river town of Stevenson, Washington. Jen is considered to be one of the top up and coming artists in the region.
Jen’s husband Eli Lewis makes her custom art panels. Eli’s business is Panels 173 www.panels173.com . He makes custom cradled birch panel panels for artists regionally and all over the country. His work can be seen on his website and can be contacted for customized orders.