About Me

Hi!! My name is Jenn, the artist and creator behind Jenndalyn Art. My little business was born in the most unlikely of places in 2011: in my tiny office at a desk job at a medical company. The job was suffocating me. The money was good. I was supposed to be grateful for it. "Everyone hates their job," I was constantly told. 

The job was one that I landed after bartending for several years after college. I double majored in Fine Art and History of Art at The Ohio State University, but honestly never thought art could be a job. Nor were we ever taught a single thing in any of the classes we had to take about how to create for a living. Make art and make money doing it? Impossible. 

Then, in that tiny office in 2011, I stumbled across an article on Etsy's blog called "Quit Your Day Job." Every week they would interview an artist who successfully made Etsy their full-time job. All of the lightbulbs went off in my head. Art had always been my passion, and I wanted to turn that passion into my job. 

I left that office job in September 2012. September 7 was my last day of work actually; I have the date on a necklace. The date when freedom began. It's not an easy road, nor did I expect it to be. I don't know that I expected to have my electricity turned off on various occasions, or that I expected to consume so many packages of ramen noodles. But when you have a dream, a passion, you work for it. You find a way to make it work. 

I sell art on Etsy, on Society6, on Amazon, and on RedBubble, but have always dreamed of having my very own website with my very own store. And now here we are. 

My work is inspired by small miracles, the forest and the stars, and traveling places near and far. Almost all of my artwork is mixed media, because I love having the freedom to use anything and everything within my reach. Stars appear in much of my work because I am forever fascinated with the fact that we are made up of the same things as them. We are stardust. 

My photography is about taking a photo, and using Photoshop to create how the scene looked in my head. What I was seeing. What I was imagining. What I was feeling at the moment the photo was taken. I don't just see a forest path. I see a magical trail through an enchanted place. Photoshop allows me to create these images outside of my head for everyone else to be able to see. 

Other things: I have two studio kitties, Lucy and Pippa. They are always with me when I am working. Because yes, I am a cat lady. And by studio I mean the spare bedroom in my apartment. My little slice of heaven. I'm an avid art journaler, haunter of the woods, and lover of weird old books found in thrift stores. 

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Thanks for reading. If you have any questions at all, I would love to hear from you. You can contact me HERE.

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