$600 - Acrylic on canvas - 20x20
Jennifer was born in Louisiana and has lived in North Carolina since 1995. She spent her early years drawing and painting, developing a passion for art. Jennifer enjoys using different mediums and bold colors to bring emotion to her paintings, working primarily in watercolor, acrylics, and charcoal.
Jennifer’s ability to capture human expression, set against a backdrop of vibrant colors — a clear reflection of her New Orleans upbringing, is what makes her paintings connect with the viewer. She also features watercolor paintings of local landmarks, including Downtown Hickory’s Carolina Theater and Union Square.
Jennifer has participated in multiple art festivals and exhibitions locally, receiving awards for her work in exhibits at Trade Alley Art, Full Circle Arts, Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, and Rock School Art Foundation. Most recently, she is one of several local artists exhibiting with the Alchemy Artisan Collective.
In addition to her original paintings, Jennifer accepts custom requests and commissions.
10x10 - NFS
Creativity has been part of Register’s life for as long as she can remember, from crayons to computers and everywhere in between. Her first love is painting but lately a deep passion of layers, patterns and mark-making has emerged in both her whimsical and realistic mixed media artwork.
Register’s work is inspired by a good dose of humor, a flair for color and a lighter side of life and nature, often featuring fun animal characters and colorful botanicals. Her collages, mixed media art, and acrylic paintings are filled with vibrant colors, personality and stories. Register uses her creativity as a way to bring smiles to people’s hearts through paper and paint.
Educated at Appalachian State University with a BS in Commercial Design, Register is now a full-time artist with a professional studio in her home where she creates her art and teaches private lessons. To learn more about artist Maria Register, visit her website at https://mariaregisterart.myporfolio.com.
Chateau sur le Ruisseau
$300 - 12x16
Meredith Janssen has been a resident in the Hickory area for 16 years having migrated in 2007 from her original birthplace in Monmouth County, NJ. She showed a serious interest in art in high school and received further art education and training at Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University, New Orleans (1967-1969) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from George Washington University (1971).
From 1971-1979 Meredith lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she continued her photographic and drawing work. She also became involved with the up-and-coming video art scene, working on the technical side of video for such internationally well-known artists as Nan Hoover and Raul Marroquin.
After returning to the United States, Meredith received an Associate of Arts degree in Media Communication and worked as a producer and cameraperson for a cable news magazine show. She also renewed her interest in oil painting, taking courses at the community college. Her studies in the arts were enhanced while working toward a Master of Creative Arts Education degree at Rutgers University. In an effort to diversify her technique and broaden her artistic scope, Meredith began studying watercolors and has been active in that media for about 20 years.
Formerly a member of various art societies in New Jersey, Meredith’s work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey. She is currently an active member of Full Circle Arts, Hickory, Foothills Painters, and Trade Alley Art. Her work is on display at Trade Alley Art gallery in Hickory. She is also a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. Her art has been in exhibitions at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, the Hickory Museum of Art, Burke Arts Jailhouse Gallery, Wilkes Art Gallery, Caldwell Arts Council, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, the Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center, McDowell Arts Council, Morganton City Hall, Mooresville Arts Gallery, the Knight Gallery at Spirit Square in Charlotte, and Greensboro College. She had solo showings of her work at the Rock School Art Galleries in Valdese, NC and at the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Locally she has shown at the Newton-Conover Auditorium, Atlanta Bread Co., Hickory, Carolina Vines, Hickory Furniture Mart, and the Bethlehem and Taylorsville Libraries.
Meredith has received Awards and Honorable Mentions for her work. At present she is concentrating on watercolor, oil painting and printmaking and retains a keen interest in photography. She also creates original designs in copper and silver jewelry. Her work is in private collections from Australia to Spain and the Netherlands and across the United States.