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Featured Seller: jenniferdavis

Aug 5, 2009

by jenniferdavis

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Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Jennifer Davis and I am a painter. I was born, raised and have lived my whole life (34 years) in Minnesota. I live in Minneapolis with my BF of 14 years, Brad, and our cat (also of 14 years), Nudge. I graduated from the U of MN with a BFA in painting and drawing in 1998 and have been “working” as an artist full-time for about 6 years.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

I spend a lot of time on creative pursuits but I also love to eat, read, watch movies, walk around and around the lake by my house, travel, do silly photo shoots, go to art openings, drink cheap beer in bars with my friends…

What first made you want to become an artist?

I had never even thought about “becoming an artist” until I took my first drawing class in college. I was so hooked. I proceeded to take every kind of art class offered at my school: painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture, etc. I enjoyed them all but painting was my favorite.

Please describe your creative process how, when, materials, etc.

I don’t have a very specific art making process. I basically just sit down and start doodling. I usually paint on panels but have lately been working more with paper. I draw and then paint over things, draw some more and sand/scrape things away until some sort of narrative starts to emerge. Found images and the funny things that people say and do often inspire me. I try to do some artwork every day. Loooong Minnesota winters are great for hibernating in the studio. Summer, not so much.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?

My most cherished handmade possession is a little dress and matching coat that my mom made for me when I was about 2 years old. (Here is a photo of me wearing it)

Name your top five books, movies, songs/musical groups, and web sites besides Etsy.

This is like trying to pick a favorite color! There are just too many good ones.

How about some stories?

– A Hunger Artist by Kafka

– A Weary Hour by Thomas Mann

– The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

– Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor

– Paul Bowles, Cormac McCarthy…and so on.

I am a movie fanatic and watch 4 or 5 or more each week. Too many to list but I typically prefer “Neo-Neo-Realism” (a term I stole from the NY Times) and documentaries. I like my books and movies dark, dark, dark!

My favorite singers are Nina Simone and Brad Senne (my aforementioned BF)

😉

I like websites!

– flickr.com/commons (endless inspiration)

– mocoloco.com/art/ (contemporary art)

– tinyshowcase (new $20 art prints each week)

– thesartorialist(pretty people and clothes)

– fecalface.com/SF (not at all disturbing like it sounds)

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

???

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?

My favorite features are the selections on the front page. It is a great way to sample what is available on Etsy.

There are several features I would like to see on Etsy:

– A warning notice when items in my shop are about to expire

– Ability to re-organize/re-order the items in my shop (I understand it is in the works.)

– Ability to edit/delete items in my “expired” and “inactive” listings

How do you promote your work?

In addition to my Etsy shop I have a website, a blog, a Flickr page, a twitter page… how’s that for shameless?

In ten years I’d like to be…

playing more, working less.

Featured Seller Archive

limited edition art print- Cat Cars
limited edition art print- Cat Cars
jenniferdavis
$40.00 USD
float - limited edition print
float - limited edition print
jenniferdavis
$50.00 USD
Poodles - Large Limited Edition Screen Print Art / Poster
Poodles - Large Limited Edition Screen Print Art / Poster
jenniferdavis
$40.00 USD
limited edition print - Rooster
limited edition print - Rooster
jenniferdavis
$50.00 USD
Hand Painted Test Prints 1-4  "Lucky" - Sloth and Maneki Neko
Hand Painted Test Prints 1-4 "Lucky" - Sloth and Maneki Neko
jenniferdavis
$100.00 USD
Sweetest Fruit - Limited Edition Giclee Fox Art Print
Sweetest Fruit - Limited Edition Giclee Fox Art Print
jenniferdavis
$50.00 USD
Horse - large fine art giclee print art
Horse - large fine art giclee print art
jenniferdavis
$85.00 USD
Buffalo - Original Hand Painted Found Thrift Store Coin Bank
Buffalo - Original Hand Painted Found Thrift Store Coin Bank
jenniferdavis
$100.00 USD
Levitation - Original Acrylic Abstract Art Cat Painting
Levitation - Original Acrylic Abstract Art Cat Painting
jenniferdavis
$550.00 USD
Owl - orignal found object painting / sculpture
Owl - orignal found object painting / sculpture
jenniferdavis
$150.00 USD
Reverie- Original Acrylic Washi Tape Painting on Panel
Reverie- Original Acrylic Washi Tape Painting on Panel
jenniferdavis
$550.00 USD
Whale - hand painted screen print
Whale - hand painted screen print
jenniferdavis
$30.00 USD
Party Dress - limited edition giclee art print
Party Dress - limited edition giclee art print
jenniferdavis
$50.00 USD
Oh My Dog - limited edition art print
Oh My Dog - limited edition art print
jenniferdavis
$50.00 USD
limited edition reversible art screen print- Bird/Dog
limited edition reversible art screen print- Bird/Dog
jenniferdavis
$100.00 USD
Bird/Dog - Original Reversible Acrylic Dog/Owl Art Painting
Bird/Dog - Original Reversible Acrylic Dog/Owl Art Painting
jenniferdavis
$550.00 USD
bike art print - limited edition - Navigator
bike art print - limited edition - Navigator
jenniferdavis
$40.00 USD
Leaves - Original Acrylic Art Painting
Leaves - Original Acrylic Art Painting
jenniferdavis
$500.00 USD
Cat & The Bird - Original Acrylic Art Painting
Cat & The Bird - Original Acrylic Art Painting
jenniferdavis
$400.00 USD
Spolier Alert #2 - original fine art painting
Spolier Alert #2 - original fine art painting
jenniferdavis
$450.00 USD
Wolf - original acrylic painting on paper
Wolf - original acrylic painting on paper
jenniferdavis
$450.00 USD
Keeper- Giant drawing / painting on paper
Keeper- Giant drawing / painting on paper
jenniferdavis
$550.00 USD
beautiful hair - original collage - mixed media art
beautiful hair - original collage - mixed media art
jenniferdavis
$100.00 USD
Moth - original mixed media collage art
Moth - original mixed media collage art
jenniferdavis
$100.00 USD
Shark - Original Acrylic Art Painting
Shark - Original Acrylic Art Painting
jenniferdavis
$500.00 USD
Golden - Hand Painted Paper Shooting Target Art
Golden - Hand Painted Paper Shooting Target Art
jenniferdavis
$80.00 USD
Corner Cat - orignal upcycled found object painting / wall sculpture
Corner Cat - orignal upcycled found object painting / wall sculpture
jenniferdavis
$80.00 USD
Small Size - Custom Pet Portrait
Small Size - Custom Pet Portrait
jenniferdavis
$125.00 USD
Umbrella- large scale drawing / painting on paper
Umbrella- large scale drawing / painting on paper
jenniferdavis
$650.00 USD
Blank Book Journal Sketchbook - Gift Horse
Blank Book Journal Sketchbook - Gift Horse
jenniferdavis
$13.00 USD
screen print bicycle poster - Joyride
screen print bicycle poster - Joyride
jenniferdavis
$40.00 USD
Bird with Eyebrows - orignal found object painting / sculpture
Bird with Eyebrows - orignal found object painting / sculpture
jenniferdavis
$90.00 USD
Duck - orignal found object painting / sculpture
Duck - orignal found object painting / sculpture
jenniferdavis
$125.00 USD
Large Size - Custom Pet Portrait Painting
Large Size - Custom Pet Portrait Painting
jenniferdavis
$500.00 USD
Gift Certificate for Custom Pet Portrait from a photo of your pet
Gift Certificate for Custom Pet Portrait from a photo of your pet
jenniferdavis
$125.00 USD
shapeshifter - original painting
shapeshifter - original painting
jenniferdavis
$450.00 USD
Misfits - Hand Painted Paper Shooting Target Art
Misfits - Hand Painted Paper Shooting Target Art
jenniferdavis
$150.00 USD
Polka - one of a kind handmade poured paint earrings
Polka - one of a kind handmade poured paint earrings
jenniferdavis
$25.00 USD
Squirrel - Hand Painted Paper Shooting Target Art
Squirrel - Hand Painted Paper Shooting Target Art
jenniferdavis
$150.00 USD
Smiley Cat - orignal hand painted found object sculpture
Smiley Cat - orignal hand painted found object sculpture
jenniferdavis
$150.00 USD
black duck with stripes- original hand painted found object duck painting/sculpture
black duck with stripes- original hand painted found object duck painting/sculpture
jenniferdavis
$200.00 USD
Happy Cat - orignal hand painted found object sculpture
Happy Cat - orignal hand painted found object sculpture
jenniferdavis
$150.00 USD
Lion - large fine art giclee print art
Lion - large fine art giclee print art
jenniferdavis
$85.00 USD
Owl - hand painted found object wall art
Owl - hand painted found object wall art
jenniferdavis
$150.00 USD
Floral 2 - hand painted found object wall art
Floral 2 - hand painted found object wall art
jenniferdavis
$125.00 USD
Floral 4 - hand painted found object wall art
Floral 4 - hand painted found object wall art
jenniferdavis
$125.00 USD
Floral 3 - hand painted found object wall art
Floral 3 - hand painted found object wall art
jenniferdavis
$125.00 USD
orignal found object painting / sculpture / planter - Sheep
orignal found object painting / sculpture / planter - Sheep
jenniferdavis
$80.00 USD
Pig - Large Original Fine Art Painting
Pig - Large Original Fine Art Painting
jenniferdavis
$3,700.00 USD
Rabbit - Large Original Fine Art Painting
Rabbit - Large Original Fine Art Painting
jenniferdavis
$3,700.00 USD
Fruit - Original Art Painting
Fruit - Original Art Painting
jenniferdavis
$450.00 USD
RESERVED
RESERVED
jenniferdavis
$450.00 USD
art - original painting- skull with kittens
art - original painting- skull with kittens
jenniferdavis
$500.00 USD
Washi Tape Tiger
Washi Tape Tiger
jenniferdavis
$90.00 USD
happyphone - original painting - art
happyphone - original painting - art
jenniferdavis
$500.00 USD
Horses - original fine art framed painting
Horses - original fine art framed painting
jenniferdavis
$450.00 USD
straight face - original art painting
straight face - original art painting
jenniferdavis
$300.00 USD
Three - original art painting on oval wood panel
Three - original art painting on oval wood panel
jenniferdavis
$250.00 USD
Horses - original art painting on oval wood panel
Horses - original art painting on oval wood panel
jenniferdavis
$350.00 USD
Clown - original art painting on oval wood panel
Clown - original art painting on oval wood panel
jenniferdavis
$250.00 USD

1 comment

  • schre010

    schre010 said 2 years ago

    Hi Jennifer, We talked briefly at your show today. I'm the guy writing children's stories about a cat at the roundhouse in St. Paul. You said you might know some artists I might contact about doing pictures to illustrate the stories. What do you suggest I do? Thank you. Lorenz Schrenk schre010@tc.umn.edu

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