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Jennifer Willoughby’s art and creative voice reflects a playful light and dark exploration of the whimsical nature of existentialism, with the intention to create Surreal Dreamscapes and Visual Poetry. Jennifer explores and provokes a sense of irony, a journey into whimsical and often disturbing juxtapositions, which encourages the viewer to suspend literal judgements and embrace the absurd “What If.”
This promising artist is exhibiting at The Denver Art Society and most recently at the R Gallery in Boulder Colorado as a member of the Boulder Art Association. Having been published in several print and E-zines, Jennifer has extended her reach to an international level in addition to participating in a number of local art festivals and exhibits on the East Coast and amongst a vast array of creative talent in the Santa Fe Arts District and Boulder Art Community. Colorado native, Jennifer Willoughby has been a professional artist for 35 plus years working in the Graphic Communications industry with print and web design and as an instructor for print prepress, web design and Government online training at The Art Institute of Colorado, Platt Collage and Colorado Technical Institute. To contribute to her community, Jennifer has been instrumental in assisting developmentally delayed adults in the pursuit of their artistic dreams through programs at the VSA Access Gallery, XcelBeyond and Nostalgia Group Inc. Over time, Jennifer has served on several boards and committees: Printing and Imaging Foundation, Pickens Tech, Access Gallery, and the Denver Art Society, and has been instrumental in facilitating support, initiating change and implementing standards for quality, continuity and sustainability.
Currently I am an exhibiting artist at The Denver Art Society and most recently at the R Gallery in Boulder Colorado as a member of the Boulder Art Association. At the beginning of the Covid Pandemic in 2020, I developed and designed the website for the Denver Art Society. At a time when people felt an overall disconnect, the site offered this Artist community a sense of place. My focus is in fine arts and crafts. My mediums are Acrylic paints, Oil Pastel, Markers. graphite and ink, mixed media Encaustic and image transfer, Lino prints and photography. I enjoy using digital applications to composite my work for 2D prints and alternative prints like Cyanotypes, and Vandykes. I possess a love for the tactile and have my hands in Jewelry making, sculptural modeling with wire armatures to create otherworldly dioramas and fantasy containers. I have a passion for the making due to my many creative interests and inspirations. My intent as an artist, is to provide a whimsical journey into a world of juxtaposition and the ironic. I encourage the observer to suspend stereotypical judgements and instead, embrace the “What If.”
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