Jennifer Finch grew up in the small Yakima Valley town of Wapato, Washington and her art reflects impressions of this distinct landscape. Open sky, undulating desert hills, atmospheric light, voluminous clouds, and childhood memory are all major influences on her work. She currently lives with her family outside the small town of Duvall in Western Washington. The beautiful Snoqualmie Valley with its fog, mists, stormy and changing skies, has also become an inspiration for her creative interpretations of natural scenes.
Jennifer's early art studies were with Charles Smith at Wapato High School, and Robert Fischer at Yakima Valley College. She attended Whitman College, where her teacher was Keiko Hara. Her Fine Arts degree, with an emphasis on studio painting, is from Santa Clara University.
Education: Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
Art Activities: Whitman S.U.B. Mural Committee
Santa Clara University Art Club President
Eagle Rock Elementary Art Teacher, Duvall, WA
The Duvall Creative Arts Guild
Exhibitions: Donald H Sheehan Gallery, Walla, Walla, WA,
Freight Door Gallery, Santa Clara, CA, solo
Allied Arts Gallery, Yakima, WA, group
Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA, group
Oak Hollow Gallery, Yakima, Wa, solo
Light Project Gallery, Yakima, Wa, group
420 Gallery, Ellensburg, Wa, solo
Guest Artist at Leo Adams “Tour of Homes"
Fremont Art Walk, Space Building
Restaurants and Wineries across Washington