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Jennifer Fairchild Brown
Windham, Maine

The border of Maine and New Hampshire near The White Mountain National Forest provides the subject matter for most of my paintings. Concerns for our changing environment, preserving natural spaces, and documenting nature through landscape painting are my motivating forces. I work on site “en plein air,” and use a variety of media to create source material. In my studio, these studies serve as references for larger paintings. I earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, studied abroad at The National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, attended a summer program at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and educator fellowships at Maine College of Art and Design. I have worked in illustration and design and exhibited in galleries, however most of my professional life was dedicated to teaching high school art. In 2020, after twenty-five years as an art educator in the Chicago public schools, with the intention of more time for my personal artwork in an area that has influenced my art for decades, I returned to Maine. The reverence I have for nature, and bearing witness to the environment are my primary influences. However, in addition to landscape painting, my creative endeavors include mixed-media pieces that address social issues, and functional ceramics. With every purchase of my art 10% of proceeds will be donated to The Nature Conservancy. It is my aim to honor and celebrate the natural world, address relevant topics, and provide viewers with powerful and visually appealing images that evoke inquiry, and invite further investigation.

Western Maine Waters