About the Artist...

 Hello!  My name is Jennifer Stanley and I am a self-taught artist who grew up in the coal-fields of Eastern Kentucky.  When I wasn't playing in the hills or creeks I could be found in my room, drawing or coloring in books.  Early on, I began noticing the artwork in the different places I visited with my family, and I would study the artwork and wonder just how the artist had done what they did...and I began experimenting with COLORS!

  For my seventh birthday I received my first paint-by-number set, and discovered the world of painting!  With the discovery of National Geographic magazine at age 10, I now had GREAT reference photos to work from so now all my animal sketches started to take on individual characteristics...now a dog looked like a dog instead of looking like a bear!  

     I bought my first 35mm camera at age 21 and began photographing and painting the quaint little Kentucky homes in my corner of the world.  I began painting with acrylics in 1982 and in 1992 I began my study in portraiture.  I later moved to the Lexington, KY, area  and found employment at an architectural illustrations firm in 1997.

  I joined Lynn Architectural Illustrators and learned to read and apply blueprint information to a perspective chart to produce architectural renderings.  The company retired in 2006 but I continue to do illustrations on an as-needed basis.  


     In 2011 I opened a booth at the Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show.  When I'm not in my home studio, you can find me at Booth #316 in the gymnasium on the second weekend of every month, where you can watch me work on my latest commission!  


     I am a member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen since 2015 .