Over the years, I have spent time traveling the highways and country roads that outline the fields and farms of Nebraska and Eastern Colorado. As the years have passed, I have observed fewer open fields under wide skies. They have been interrupted by sprawling subdivisions and cell phone towers. The clean white farm houses, red barns, and silver bins which have provided a beautiful contrast to the green and gold fields are being swallowed up by growing communities.
As an artist I believe it is my calling to visually preserve the present state of our land by pointing out beauty in the ordinary. I hope through my work I am able to provide the viewer with the gift of seeing. I not only want viewers to enjoy looking at my work but to notice the true beauty of the countryside as they travel from painting to painting. Note added by the editors – Look west across the fields from near where sixth avenue would run between 52nd and 56th streets in Kearney. You will see some of the skyline that captures the eye of this artist and discussed from where she likes to paint at a showing of her work at Museum of Nebraska Art.
Jennifer received her BA in painting from Colorado State University. She taught public school and workshops at the Loveland Art Academy and Loveland Museum. Today she is a member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America. Her paintings have been included in juried and solo exhibitions throughout the Midwest.
Written by Jennifer Homan, artist, and Kate Benzel
* Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska
* "Three Sister Skies," "Traveling Skies," "Translucent Skies," "Parting Skies," "Prairie Fog," "Eye on the Horizon" - The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) that celebrates the history of Nebraska’s visual art for diverse audiences
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"Violet Canyon Skies" - Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska
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