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