Featured Artist

September 2021

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Jennie Kirkpatrick

On display thru September

Jennie is an avid gardener.  Her opening will feature recent work that include examples of this interest.  She designs with colors and plants suitable for sun and shade.
 

Jennie was inspired by her maternal grandmother who was a teacher and encouraged her to follow her interest in art.  Her paternal grandmother had wonderful gardens and she liked Jennie to come and ‘help’. “Darlin’ bring me the hoe.”  Picking pansies was another job for Jennie.  “They are with me still while painting and gardening.” 

Jennie Kirkpatrick, Zinnias in a Blue Vase, acrylic

Jennie, long an artist, took advantage of the many artistic opportunities and influences encountered as she traveled around the world with her Naval aviator husband.  Jennie and her husband settled in Cleveland, TN, where she now works in her home studio.

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Jennie Kirkpatrick, Daisy Up Close, acrylic

Jennie earned a BA in Art from UTC, an MFA in Art at George Washington University, and an AA in Commercial Art and Illustration at Northern Virginia Community College. More recently, Jennie taught Art Appreciation, Drawing and Design as an adjunct professor at UTC, Cleveland State and Tennessee Wesleyan.

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Jennie Kirkpatrick, Fragrance in a Vase, acrylic

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 Jennie Kirkpatrick, Late Summer Phlox, acrylic