Jennifer Lynn Beaudet is an artist in the D.C. Metropolitan area.
Jennifer is an award-winning representational painter whose oil paintings explore intriguing color combinations and brushwork to convey energy and mood. In addition to capturing expressive portraiture, she is inspired by familiar narratives that evoke a sense of possibility, wonder, and story.
Jennifer is a resident artist with Artists & Makers Studios and exhibits regularly at Gallery 209 as well as a variety of local art venues.
My art isn’t about painting a picture… it’s about using color to connect to a moment.
The process of dipping my brush into luxurious paint and applying rich color to canvas is extraordinary. It’s tactile, focused, and a pure reflection of connection - to my mind and to my subject. At times, my brushstrokes are purposeful and exact. Sometimes, they are mixed up and chaotic. My mood and curiosities about the subject create a tug and pull of expression that comes through in my work. The process is meaningful to me and my hope is to portray this meaning in my art.
My paintings highlight the possibilities of a moment. These days we need to remind ourselves to connect to our experience of the world -- feel its possibilities. The shine and glimmer of a wet roof, the warmth of light during transitions of the day, the excitement of a new adventure, the love in a person's eyes - all are precious, fleeting, and beautiful.
Third Place, Kensington Category - "Paint the Town Art Show 2019” Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2019, Juror: Glen Kessler
Honorable Mention, Landscape - "Paint the Town Art Show 2019” Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2019, Juror: Glen Kessler
Honorable Mention, Oils - "Women's Club of Chevy Chase Art Show” Chevy Chase, MD, 2019
Honorable Mention, Portraits - "Women's Club of Chevy Chase Art Show” Chevy Chase, MD, 2019
Third Place - “Penn Place Invitational Show”, Garret Park, MD, 2019
First Place, Landscape - "Paint the Town Art Show 2018” Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2018, Juror: Gavin Glakas
Best in Show - "Paint the Town Art Show 2018” Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2018, Juror: Gavin Glakas
"Rockville Art League Juried Members’ Winter Show" Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD 2019
"Paint the Town Art Show 2019" Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2019
"2019 MAA Gallery Show" Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, MD, 2019
"Artists of the Atelier" Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD, 2019
"Small Works Exhibition: Friends of the Yellow Barn" Glen Echo, MD, 2019
"Into the World" The Daily Dish Restaurant, Silver Spring, MD, 2019
"MFA Spring Member Show” Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2019
“6th Annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition” Montpelier Center for the Arts Montpellier, VA, 2019
“Women's Club of Chevy Chase Art Show” Chevy Chase, MD, 2019
"Penn Place Invitational Show” Garrett Park, MD, 2019
“24th Annual Yellow Barn Member Show 2018” Glen Echo, MD, 2018
"Paint the Town Art Show 2018" Kensington Armory, Kensington, MD, 2018
“LE SALON AT TAG 2018” The Artist Gallery, Frederick, MD, 2018
“Creative Expressions” Friendship Heights Center, Chevy Chase, MD, 2018
Gallery 209 Rockville, MD, 2019-present
Artists on Market Gaithersburg, MD, 2018-2019
Current Art Associations and Residencies
Artists & Makers Studios
Friends of the Yellow Barn
Montgomery Art Association
Maryland Federation of Art
Rockville Art League
Compass Atelier, Rockville MD, Alyssa Monks, Transcending the Photo Reference (Upcoming 2019)
Flemish Classical Atelier, Brugge, Belgium, Glen Kessler, Painting the Brugge Cityscape 2019
Compass Atelier, Rockville, MD, Painting Through the Lens 2018-2019
Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo, MD, Gavin Glakas, Figure Painting Workshop, 2018, Landscape and Figure Painting, 2019
Compass Atelier, Rockville, MD, Glen Kessler, Plein Air Weekend 2018, Figure Painting Workshop, 2019
Yellow Barn Studio, Middletown, MD, Walt Bartman, Cow Painting Workshop in Middletown Valley, 2018
Glen Echo Partnership, Glen Echo, MD, Ceramics and Wheel Throwing, 2016-2017
The Art League School, Alexandria, VA, Various Classes, 1995-2000
Charles Flickinger Workshop, Figure in Clay, 1998 (est)
MBA, University of Maryland, 2002
BA, University of Maryland, 1995