Jennifer Bothast says she was always an artsy kid, often choosing to draw alone rather than play with peers. She became a serious observer of circumstance, quietly melting into invisibility. At 12, her parents agreed to pay for private art lessons, and she learned to pay better attention to the colors born in shadows and the shapes of perspectives. She then went on to graduate from a magnet arts high school and attended Ringling College of Art and Design.
Jennifer then earned an A.S. In Occupational Therapy, a B.S. in Health Sciences/Gerontology, and recently earned a license in massage therapy. Over the last 20 years or more that she has been steadily painting, her more recent confidence and evolution of style allow increased curiosity, play, and freedom in her work. She believes she is strongly influenced by Kandinsky and Franz Marc, but also has studied closely under Jeanne Bessette and has come to learn from and admire many other contemporary artists online. She strives to explore and expand her understanding of spirituality, energy, and consciousness.
Jennifer currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Fl, and has exhibited both locally, regionally, and internationally.