After many years as a fashion illustrator and designer, Jeri took time off to raise a family while working from home as a textile and graphic designer. Devoting herself to full time painting over 10 years ago, and sharing her love of pastels by teaching, has led to a new and interesting “next act”. Jeri has found that the immediacy of pastels make them the perfect medium in which to “Make the Ordinary, Extraordinary” and tell stories in her paintings.
Jeri loves painting still lives, urban interiors, and especially figures & fabrics. Her interest in negative space painting and finding “hidden colors” in objects make her classes enlightening. Jeri has been teaching weekly Zoom classes and workshops since July 2020 to students from all over the country and the UK!