JEN SMITH BIO
Jen Smith grew up in the Bighorn Basin of northern Wyoming just 90 miles east of Yellowstone National Park. She draws inspiration from that heritage of living and being raised outside in the badlands, prairies and the Rocky Mountains of that region. Jen received her BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.
Through the act of exploration she responds to the natural world in it’s ever evolving state through the medium of charcoal, and pastel pencil. Her work, although naturalistic, is very modern and clean and showcases each subject with great detail and emotion.
She has shown her work nationally in prestigious shows and venues such as “Western Visions” in Jackson, Wyoming 2020, 2021, and 2022 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and “Art in the West” at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon 2021, 2022. Her work is widely collected across the country. She enjoys her industrial studio with her artist husband which is right at the edge of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Stevenson, WA. Jen is considered to be one of the up and coming artists in the Pacific Northwest.