My artwork has been labeled “Southwest Whimsical” as I love bright, bold colors and my subjects are images from scenes of the Southwest and Mexico. In this area of the world, the land can be harsh and the desert can be a muted pallet of browns and grays. It never fails that amidst all of the dullness, a bright spot of color exists. I am inspired by these bursts of colors in our landscapes such as in the brilliance of a bright pink cactus blossom or a shimmering adobe wall under the desert sky.
All of my pieces are created with chalk pastels on black paper. Pastels are a great medium for my work for they allow me to achieve the bright and bold colors I desire. Pastels are created with a simple combination of pigment and binder, so their colors remain brilliant and can last long after oil paintings begin to crack and fade.
For me, my artwork evokes fond memories of days gone by; a time when life was just more simple and carefree. For each piece I create, I know it is completed when I smile at the end.
Currently my work can be seen at On The Edge Gallery in Scottsdale, the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery in Prescott, and AZ and Dragonfly Local Art in Cottonwood, AZ. You can view my works at jennywilligrod.com or check out my facebook page, Jenny Willigrod, Artist.
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