Jennifer Marie Stevens
Classical Singer ~ Visual Artist
Music has been a major part of Stevens’ life, but there has always been undertones of her visual creativity since she was able to put a pencil in her hand. Stevens’ Mother in particular recognized her daughter’s natural ability through her sketches as young as 3-5 years old and kept her original sketches; Her Mother put a special effort to supply her with art supplies since she was very young; Stevens’ Mother not knowing she would end up a professional artist! The encouragement was very helpful to Stevens.
Stevens had an interest in sketching portraits, painting and sculpture since she was a little girl, but it wasn't until her late 20's that she actually started to hone her skills. She was invited to work with Iroquois-Oneida potter, Rose Kersetter who groomed her to be an Iroquois potter and Instructor. Jennifer M. Stevens also studied studio art with a focus on painting and ceramics at St. Norbert College with professors Donald Taylor (Ceramics) and James Cagle (painting) and Marilyn Stasiak (Painting), who all have been very helpful and encouraging for her creative endeavors.
Stevens focused on water color, portraits and sketches in pencil and charcoal in high school. She has always appreciated various styles especially art by Michelangelo, Gustav Klimt, Auguste Rodin, and Claude Monet. She also enjoys old world fresco paintings that caught her eye during her travels to Italy. Recently, she has been experimenting with a texture style of the old world fresco with her Native American styled art. Fusing both European and Native American art is something she enjoys-makes it unique. Stevens doesn’t plan on stream lining her style… Stevens enjoys the creative process and exploring various styles of art and mediums. (See Samples of Art.)
Museum Quality Art: Pottery, Paintings, and Sculptures.
Buy Direct: Purchase art directly from artist.
On-line Gallery: Samples of art work.
Instruction: Pottery workshops, demonstrations, and Artist-In-Residence.
~My Latest Works~
Artist Note: "I was trying to think of ways to create art that tied in with the theme of my recent exhibit, "Oneida Culture In Clay," at Bear Paw Art Gallery November 4-December5, 2010.
I wanted to show samples of traditional styled Iroquois pottery but in the other hand show how I have expanded to a unique style of my own. Some of my pottery has the distinctive traditional styles...yet I'm enjoying my exploration of a contemporary style.
My pottery and paintings have some Oneida cultural themes in them such as; the Corn demonstrated in my first Bowl with the Corn design called "Iroquois Harvest, " and my "Corn Maiden," paintings.
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