For Jennifer Clement, paintings are difficult to put into words. They are more about emotion, and the desire to share these emotions.
Clement says, “I don’t seem to have the correct language. I guess that is mostly because my works have less to do with words and more to do with feeling. They are a product of how I experience this world around me.”
Jennifer believes her work is born from a visual moment where she becomes a part of it. It moves her both emotionally and spiritually. Often inspired by dreams remembered, her work is always somehow familiar. “It is like a memory or déjà vu,” she says. “I can never quite place my finger on it.”
Enchanted, her Artist’s Choice in this year’s Choice Art Show, was created after a similar type of dream. “The place was vast, and I was surrounded by colors I had never seen before. They were alive and continuously shifting, but so subtly and softly my eyes could not capture them long enough to study them or commit them to memory,” says Clement. “It was magic.”
Jennifer’s work is quite subtle, with very gentle transitions of color and shape. The paintings do not grab you from across the room, but rather softly whisper. They are a gentle welcome to the viewer. They provide time to relax, let go and take a moment.
“I want people to stop thinking, to get out of the mind and into the heart,” says Clement. “My paintings offer the viewer what they need, not necessarily what I feel. They are not about me, but rather about the viewer finding their own meaning.”
Clement describes her paintings as poetry without words, and she mostly paints for herself. She says, “For me, the process of painting is a gift, a retreat and a practice, like a meditation, prayer or religion.”
To see Clement’s work and the rest of the 6th Annual Choice Art Show, visit Maine Art Shows from June 10th to June 29th. We are located at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. The gallery is open every day from 11AM – 5PM. FMI, please call at 207-967-0049 or email at [email protected].
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To view our complete collection of Clement’s Work – Jennifer Clement – Artist Page
To read more about Jennifer Clement, her process, and her work – Jennifer Clement – Artist Insights
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**** In addition to painting Jennifer donates her time fundraising to rescue horses in danger of slaughter. She works directly with Hidden Pond Equine Rescue, a 501(c)(3). The mission of Hidden Pond Farm Equine Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate, and ultimately re-home equines that are at direct risk of slaughter. Please contact Jennifer directly for corporate, personal donations or to set up a fundraiser.