Jennifer Gardiner

I received my BFA from the University of Michigan and my MFA from SUNY buffalo with concentration in printmaking. I have been teaching drawing and printmaking at Hope College for the last 15 years. My work is about the process. I start a piece without a pre-existing idea of what the work will look like, I engage with paint till something feels right. I like letting the process of painting shape the work, It is exciting to watch what things evolve in your work till you reach a place where the piece feels finished. To me the process of painting feels a little like Alchemy, put a bunch of elements together and hopefully make gold, and if not, try, try again!