Painter Jenay Elder's (b.1985) impressionistic oil paintings are known for their textured notes of color, representational quality, and sensitive subject matter. Jenay sold her first Monet-inspired landscape online at the age of fifteen.
Her artwork can be found in regional gallery shows and in private collections around the world; LAPAPA's 2021 Dusk-to-Dawn Peoples Choice,2021 Britt Poster, 2022 AIS member.
Jenay's childhood shaped her mind’s eye with fields of wild daisy flowers while getting lost on unruly bike rides. This deep connection with nature brought her to art, where she strives to connect with her viewers emotionally by provoking their own memories and sense of self.
Jenay developed her artistic voice by studying with Soviet-era trained teachers at The Ashland Academy of Art, through private workshops with today’s leading artists, and is currently pursuing a degree in Graphic Design. In 2020 Jenay lost her studio and home in the Almeda wildfire in Talent Oregon. She has rebuilt her craft with an inevitable new direction and outlook and often teaches locally through school programs and privately.