Jennifer (Jen) Richmond, Southwest of Chicago Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Born in 1963, Joliet, Illinois.
Grew up in Cresthill, Illinois; attended public schools.
Attended Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois, graduated in 1997 with an Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences.
Attended Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois, fall 1997 - spring 1998 for illustration.
Transferred to Governors State University fall 1998, graduated in 2000 with Bachelors Degree of Art and Sciences, with concentration in drawing and printmaking.
Attended Northern Illinois University and Friends of Community Public Art (FCPA, Joliet, Illinois) for graduate coursework in technique mix (fine oil painting).
After graduating GSU, worked off and on as a freelance artist for FCPA, as an assistant mural painter and assistant mosaic artist.
I am now working on artwork, (drawings and paintings), at home hoping to someday to show and sell my art. I also have become very passionate about digital photography, which has lead me to flickr and Imagekind. I concentrate mainly on nature and macro photography.