Jen Florentine is an Ohio based abstract artist. Jen hopes to bring forth a personal story in each of her paintings. - a visual dive into her subconscious. Each painting is started by laying down paint in a carefree and expressive way, letting the paint and tools decide what it wants to become. The first few layers are the most freeing and I’m guided only by my gut and instinct, one brush stroke leads to the next. A lot of experimenting goes on with each piece - what happens when I do this or that, a great deal of building and then much more editing.
Often inspired by nature and her surroundings and her graphic design experience is also a heavy influence. Color plays a significant role in her artwork and the palette is established as the painting develops. Her paintings consist of many layers of paint, primarily acrylic, but also utilizing charcoal, ink and pastels. Each painting is a complete surprise when finished.