Jennifer La Pierre
If I were a writer, I would use fewer exclamation points and more commas. I would engage the reader with layers of descriptive nuances that would be familiar to some and leave many intrigued. I would use stories from the past and infuse with liberating expression. I would use as few words as possible. I would feverishly jot down ideas on napkins and scrap paper, blanket with mechanics,compose and then return to make love to the piece.
If I were a writer...
Continually evolving, my art is created without narrative but a response to the process. I have found a grace in the fluid nature of these recent works.
Deconstructing the traditional figure, transitional and contemporary form, I am enamored with the boundaries of cohesion and tension. It is clear when the piece is complete, I cannot add or reduce, sometimes it waits... at times the answer is to paint it out~
Thirty years of painting has empowered me with a body of techniques; response to color and lyrical nature of each piece, layering and revealing detailed vignettes, reduction in editing, manipulating texture and form, negative and positive reaction, and line intention. Rooted in a graphic design background with a love of typography and calligraphy, I love the expression of the line, be it gestural, tentative, structural or definitive.
Receiving an atmospheric and intrinsic reaction, these pieces are reflective of our land healing from our recent fires with regrowth and a new compassion and memory. This body of work celebrates resilience.
Prior experience as a production artist and then manager of a large scale calendar and greeting card company afforded an ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
We create fine art, abstracts on plaster, landscape abstract, figurative abstracts, custom wall covering, painted geode and agate, painted faux bois panels, painted maps, murals, faux finishes, ornamental screens, painted tapestries, botanicals, gilded panels, and equestrian paintings and photography.
Made in America
Residential - Commercial - Hospitality
Traditional, transitional and contemporary art created to your price point goals, variety of product and quick turn around customized to your palette -
Proudly offering for the collector original fine art and ~NEW~ now offering limited edition embellished giclee prints and gallery wrapped canvas.
Currently represented at Shears and Window in San Francisco, CA ; Anthem Home San Francisco & Menlo Park, CA; Celadon House Santa Barbara, CA; The Hangar Santa Monica, CA
1993 Marin Design Showcase - Family Room
1995 Marin Design Showcase - Master Bed and Bath
1995 San Francisco Design Showcase - Boys Room
1995 Napa Design Showcase - Dining Room
1996 Marin Design Showcase - Kitchen
1996 San Francisco Design Showcase - Wine Room & Breakfast Room Wallcovering
1997 Marin Design Showcase - Dining Room
1997 San Francisco Design Showcase - Guest Room Wallcovering
1997 Nashville Design Showcase - Study
1998 Napa Design Showcase - Her Master Bath
1998 Los Angeles Idea House
2001 Marin Designer Showcase - Powder Room,
2005 Marin Design Showcase - Breakfast Room with Petersen Design Assoc.
2006 Marin Design Showcase - Library
2006 Salute to the Arts - Sonoma
2007 Vintage Festival - Sonoma
2007 Salute to the Arts - Sonoma
2008 Vintage Festival - Sonoma
2009 Vintage Festival - Sonoma
2010 San Francisco Design Showcase - Guest room Wallcovering for Cecilie Starin/ Upstairs Bathroom wallcovering/damask etched mirrors for Val Fiscalini
2010 Marin Design Showcase - Guest bed 'La Grande Odalisque mural' for Val Fiscalini / Teen Crib ceiling mural for ToDesign
2010 Sonoma Valley Museum of Modern Art - Moulin Rouge -9 paintings-
2010 Vintage Festival - Sonoma
2011 Hampton Classic/Equestrian series - Belmont, and Sonoma Horse Park - Highpoint North Carolina
2011 Marin Designer Showcase for Cecilie Starin
2012 SF MOMA Windows project, Sonoma Museum of Art Wet Paint, Sonoma Vintage Festival, Sonoma Horse Park Series
2013 Sonoma Horse Park Series, Sonoma Vintage Festival
2017 Las Vegas Winter Market - fine art and curated collections
2018 Napa Engage Art Festival, Yountville Sip & Stroll, Montclair Art Festival, Menlo Summer Fest Menlo Park, CA, Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, Sonoma
Oct. 20, 21st Beverly Hills ARTshow
Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland CA Exquisite Little Things
2019 Feb. 15-17 Los Angeles stARTup art festival, Kinney Hotel Venice Beach
2019 March 30 The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, The Reef
2019 Los Angeles, stARTup Art Fair, room 330
2019 The Napa Engage Festival, April 5-7th Calistoga
2019 The Beverly Hills Art Show May 18-19
2019 Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland - Current Abstractions April 6- May 10th
2019 Bump Cellars, Sonoma - Solo Show May 1 - May 31st;
2019 The stARTup Fair SF; Hotel Del Sol April 26-28th
2019 The Other Art Fair Santa Monica The Hanger Sept 5-8
2019 Artist Spotlight Williams Sonoma Calabassas, CA Oct. 18
2019 The Beverly Hills Art Show Oct. 19-20
2019 Art San Diego Oct. 10-13
Tableau Vivant - Live painting for events
Architectural Digest, Northern California Home & Garden,Design Times, House to Home, SF Chronicle, Marin IJ, Press Democrat, Sonoma Country Life, CBS SF, Sunset Magazine
You can reach Jennifer by e-mail
Studio/Gallery viewing by appointment only