JENNIFER GLOVER RIGGS
“I am inspired by the beauty and patterns found in nature, and by mark making in organic ways. I like to use unconventional tools that make organic and unpredictable marks when I paint, but at the same time I like to have a degree of control over my composition. I make one mark, then evaluate the piece and make another. For me, this is a study in the balance of chaos and control. The paint reacts to the marks that I make, and then I in turn react. In this way, I am able to create a piece that is intentionally beautiful but also very organic and energetic.
I want my paintings to feel alive, and for you to feel that energy when you look at them. I also want my work to convey the sense of peace and joy that I feel when I create.”