My name was just Jen Beaudet, but is now Jen Beaudet-Zondervan because I just married a Dutch man from Amsterdam! Born and raised in Southern California, I have always been largely influenced by the beauty of the ocean and its surroundings. With a great love of nature and the beauty in simple things, my art reflects my emotions and expresses my feelings about the subject. Inspiration surrounds me, and it is my goal as an artist to bring joy and inspiration to the homes of my collectors.
I’ve always been an artist ever since I can remember. I loved my crayons and chose to color on the blank page of my coloring books. Attending college and earning a degree in studio art, I put my dreams on hold to raise my beautiful daughter as a single mother. I started painting with oils in 2009 when I was given a set of oil paints that my mother didn’t want anymore. Before that mostly watercolors. I fell in love with the rich and juicy colors that only oils can offer. Their luster and buttery texture keep me exploring and creating new pieces while discovering myself along the way. I use both a brush, palette knife, and fingers to get the paint down to achieve the look I’m after. These tools create the beautiful nuances I’m drawn to. It is my goal for each piece to possess harmony and excitement like a beautifully composed piece of music.
My subject matter varies from local California landscapes, to portraits. Each piece possesses a little bit my soul, and I like to leave the final interpretation up to the viewer so that they can develop their own personal connection to it.