JENNIFER GLOVER - RIGGS
Jennifer Glover-Riggs is an experimental abstract artist who enjoys pushing the boundaries of what acrylic paint is capable of. She is best known for creating organic looking multi layered artworks with acrylic and epoxy resin. She uses unconventional tools that make organic and unpredictable marks when she paints, but at the same time she likes to have a degree of control over her composition. She sees creation as a dance between herself and the paint as she both leads and follows, working intuitively and with purpose. She makes one mark, then evaluates the piece and makes another. For Jen, this is a study in the balance of chaos and control.
Jen’s paintings have been shown in juried fine art shows both locally and regionally, and her commission work has been featured in art collections nationally. In October 2020, she was awarded the Betty Barker award for best in show for her painting Breathe No. 1 at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. Jen is a member of the Artist Collective of Westport, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and the Carriage Barn Art Center in New Canaan. Jen is also represented by the WIT Gallery in Lenox, MA as well as K Newby Gallery in Tucson, AZ.
"I am inspired by the beauty and patterns found in nature, and by mark making in organic ways. I like to use unconventional tools that make organic and unpredictable marks when I paint, but at the same time I like to have a degree of control over my composition. I make one mark, then evaluate the piece and make another. For me, this is a study in the balance of chaos and control. The paint reacts to the marks that I make, and then I in turn react. In this way, I am able to create a piece that is intentionally beautiful but also very organic and energetic. I am inspired by color, light, movement and flow. I use unconventional methods such as impact painting and the use of air & feathers. This is a dynamic process that results in artwork that is full of movement, energy and flow."