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About

Jennifer is a self taught artist. Her oil paintings are limited, up to six per year.

Artist Biography

In 2000, Jennifer Shao moved with her family from Mainland China to Lowell, MA. Two years later they moved to Chelmsford where she attended the Parker School and CHS. She now lives in Lowell (again). 

Jennifer credits her middle school art teachers for her evolving interest in the arts. Her middle school art teachers introduced her to the work of artists like van Gogh and Picasso. She was introduced to many forms of art - painting, sketching, beading, shading, using Photoshop and pottery. At Chelmsford High School, the 90-minute blocks allowed Jennifer to delve more deeply into the different media and gave her the time to experiment with colors.

Jennifer is a risk-taker. She is not afraid to try new forms of art and new techniques. She moves from using brushes to cosmetic sponges, glitter and rhinestones. Her paintings are unique, fresh and full of color.

As her style evolves she is discovering ways to share her art with an audience. She has a good business sense and has plans to use it to promote her work in the future.

In July of 2017, Jennifer said 'yes' and was immediately captivated by the diamonds' remarkable sparkle and became intrigued by its beauty. "I would sit on the edge of the bed and just stare at it. When it got dark, I used the flashlight on my phone to shine light on the diamonds so that I can see it sparkle until I was finally ready to sleep. This went on for many days, I began studying diamond shapes, cuts and began sketching. While working at our retail business I decided to paint some diamonds. At first the pieces were small, then it got bigger and bigger," she said. Today, Jennifer resides in Lowell, MA with her husband and two fur babies: Panda (Japanese Chin) and Teddy ( Maltese mix  with Shih Tzu). She often likes to feature them on her social media pages along with her artwork. Follow @JenniferShao on instagramtwitter and facebook


Artist Statement

"I have been influenced by many Chinese paintings, but also by the works of Van Gogh and Picasso. Through all my art experiences and experiments I find painting to be more striking and valuable because paintings can be displayed immediately after they are created. Ultimately I stand by Oil. They work for me. They dry slower, but the colors are more vibrant and I can mix colors easier. I can create with ease without the colors drying too quickly. I have always wanted to express the happiness I feel from enjoying the little things of everyday life. 


Custom Commissions

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