Original watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark
10" x 8"
$150 framed


 Original watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark
10" x 8"
                                                                                                    $150 framed
 Original watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark
10" x 8"
                                                                                                    $150 framed
 Original watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark
10" x 8"
                                                                                                    $150 framed
 Original watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark
10" x 8"
                                                                                                    $150 framed

 Original watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark
10" x 8"
                                                                                                    $150 framed
Original watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark
10" x 8"
                                                                                                    $150 framed

Original Chocolate painting by Jennifer W Mark 2012



Another example of some of my experimentation with chocolate as a painting medium
I will be demonstrating my technique at the upcoming Chocolatefest in Portland OR.
Jan. 18-19-20

Original acrylic on birch/collage by Jennifer W Mark 2012
 Part of a new series I am working on using birds to express some thoughts and
ideas.


Original paper cut 24" x 42" by Jennifer W Mark




 I've been dying to try a papercut similar to my favorite artist Nikki McClure.  This is
taken from a photo of an old guy holding a pen...I changed it to my Open Eye Art logo.

Original oil pastel on birch by Jennifer W Mark 2012

This was from an amazing photo of a beautiful little German girl

Original Chocolate painting by Jennifer W Mark 2012



I was inspired by J Waterhouse and his amazing women.

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Original acrylic painting by Jennifer W Mark 2012
Original acrylic painting by Jennifer W Mark 2012
Original acrylic painting by Jennifer W Mark 2012
Original acrylic painting by Jennifer W Mark 2012

Collaborative painting that Michelle and I are working on for her condo.
The canvas is 40 x 60...it is huge!

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 Painting installation I completed for the Oncology Staff Lounge at 
the Randall Children's Hospital .
The sqare vases are for holding found stones and sea glass.
The lower shelf is for holding the stones that have been chosen to represent the many beautiful patients that come through the oncology department.
The painting was suppose to be a calm and peaceful retreat from the hectic pace of everyday life on the Oncology floor.




 String Art Experiment for upcoming workshop..

Juliet and I had fun figuring out the "ins and outs" of string art.  We have given it the new and modern of twist of stringing all the "negative space".  This project is designed to help a large group connect better.  We cant wait to try it out on them.

 

Two of my design ideas for the upcoming button show at Hand Eye Supply

 

original watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark





                                                                                   original watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark




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Collaborative art created at the Butterflies in the Wine Country Workshop


Collaborative Painting Created with Open Eye Art and the
participants of the Butterflies in the Wine Country Workshop


We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
 but rarely admit the changes
it has gone through to achieve that beauty
.
 ~Maya Angelou



Open Eye Art gathered a fun group of artist together at  Art Elements Gallery in Newberg, Oregon Saturday July 21st.   The goal was to create two colorful and meaningful collaborative paintings for the Oregon Community Foundation's offices in Porltand!
Each painting was created by a team of 4 individuals during our five hour Open Eye Art’s Creative Encounter. The cool aspect of this art is that they have hidden messages under the silhouette paint that includes hopes, aspirations and advice for OCF .  These wishes are an integral part of the pieces enabling the art to be playful yet meaningful.  I will share photos of these "embedded intentions”  in a future post.

The staff at Oregon Community Foundation work long and hard to make our community and our state an incredible place to live.  Open Eye Art and these talented artist felt that it was time for OCF to receive a little thank you back from the community !

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Collaborative art created at the Butterflies in the Wine Country Workshop





Collaborative Painting Created with Open Eye Art and the students at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon

 
 Open Eye Art's and Lincoln High School's International Studies student's collaborative painting
created for the new Oregon School of Oriental Medicines new building in Portland Oregon.

This amazing 48 x 48 acrylic painting was  created by the International Studies students at Lincoln High School in Portland,Oregon.  Every year I help organize Art's Beat event in the school's cafeteria .  It is an enlightening gathering of musicians , artist, dancers and volunteers that believe in sharing the cultures of the world in a creative and interactive way.
The theme for this year's event was Asia.  My contribution was to create a collaboration between students and the volunteers from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Close to 100 students learned about the concepts taught at the College. They took their new found insights and added their artistic touches to the art piece creating the abstract painting you see above. The intriguing  part of this piece is the variety of symbols and techniques that the students resonated with after they learned more about Chinese herbs and practices.  The painting will be presented  and installed in the school on October 5th during one of OCOM's opening ceremonies. We know that the students of OCOM will appreciate the detail and energy of this wonderful collaborative work. 
 Graham paints , a generous local company that produces small batches of high quality paints was kind enough to donate their incredible acrylic paint for the project.  In fact they were so generous that the left over paint will be used in the many community projects we embark on this year.
Open Eye Art is a big supporter of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine,
 the students at Lincoln High School and we are dedicated to giving creative opportunities to people that enable them to "get their hands dirty", so this collaboration was dear to our heart on many levels.

I highly recommend you check out the new Oregon College of Oriental Medicine  
when it opens to the public next month. The new building is amazing on many levels.  My favorite aspect of the space is the fact the a renowned Feng Shui master, Alex Stark made sure that every classroom, gathering space and office was put in the perfect location containing the right elements to enhance harmony and beauty. 

Feng shui is based on the teachings of Daoism, founded by Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu in the sixth century B.C.. It is an increasingly familiar interior design concept in the West, and is commonly used in China to site buildings and design spaces to maximize the potential for success. Like Traditional Chinese Medicine, feng shui is based on the principles of yin-yang theory and focuses on the harmonious balance of the five universal elements – water, earth, metal, fire and wood. Feng shui “treats” the built environment through the use of things like strategically placed mirrors, greenery, crystals and color, while TCM focuses on bringing balance to the human body through acupuncture and herbs. These principles, whether applied to building or individual, seek the same result: the creation of prosperity, health and success.

 






Ocean Painting Created by Jennifer Mark for the Oncology Staff Lounge at the New Randall Children's Hospital in Portland Oregon


Acrylic painting by Jennifer Winship Mark 48 x 48
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A while back after I spent a beautiful afternoon at Stoller Vineyards I took these photos
while my husband and I sped through the countryside of Yamhill Oregon in our little convertible. Life doesn't get much better than this!
The land and the skies are breathtaking .

photo by Jennifer w Mark


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I've been a little crazy over the last few months creating "hands on shared creative experiences"!
What does that mean?
  I have been effective in setting up some inspiring workshops that  have ignited the creativity of  friends, high school students,Chinese Medicine Students, Moms, daughters and corporate executives.
I have been stimulating creative interactions among many  even including chickens.
Here are a few photos from some fun art encounters over the past few weeks.



Lincoln High School International Studies Students putting the final touches on the collaborative painting created for the New Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

Watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark

These are great examples of my 
original style of painting.  Check
 back with me next week to see 
how it has changed and see the new direction I am heading. 
Watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark

Watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark
                                                         
Watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark
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Open Eye Art was asked to transform a simple office space into an inspiring lounge  for the TiE Westside Incubator space at Sunset Center in Hillsboro Oregon.
Here are some of the pictures from the space.  The most creative aspect of the whole project was what we were able to do in very little time with a very slim budget!  What Open Eye Art and
Melvin Mark Companies accomplished in the space was a sheer miracle!
Melvin Mark Companies did an incredible job pulling together a beautiful project that is affordable, well managed and perfect for the innovative high tech community of Hillsboro.

I can't wait to hear about the amazing high tech innovations and businesses that will be formed in this incubator.  There are a lot of brilliant infant companies blossoming in this amazing space.

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The creative wall has lots of art supplies to help the innovators illustrate their ideas!

Designed and hand painted by openeyeart.2011
Engineers love their white boards.  They wanted a big one for this incubator lounge so Open Eye designed our "Cartoon thought bubble board " to add a little fun to something  that is normally so mundane. 

Original acrylic by Jennifer Winship Mark
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Because the budget was so small I had to hand paint the art myself.
This is my idea of an entrepreneur in the TiE Incubator Space ( quite handsome, don't you think?) 

Original acrylic by Jennifer Winship Mark
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Here is another original I painted on a dictionary page.


 
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Bouncing through Life Panels
(partner in Open Eye Art, Juliet Moran working away)


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The amazing Legacy Employees
drawing their unique images.


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Legacy employee adding his "fish ball"



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Me working away in our cold studio space.
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Healing Trees
This is a detail from a series of birch panels that are
painted in acrylic depicting a clump of aspen trees. First we painted the trees then brought them into Legacy and performed our Open Eye Art Transition workshop . Legacy employees, staff and doctors learned about using words as art. Each tree scar became a canvas and place for each person to pay tribute to someone special or just give some valuable healing and life advice. It was a very touching and moving workshop.Legacy now has a series of 6 large panels (4' x 6') that can be hung vertically.  They are not only beautiful but grand and full of inspiration.


Openeyeart 2011

Bouncing Through Life
This is one panel from a series of birch panels that are painted with acrylic and a special water soluble crayon. Each employee was able to add their own unique ball. The amazing thing about this series of panels is their sheer size. Each of the 6 panels is 4' x 8'
Most likely this artwork will be hung sideways going down a long corridor. Can you imaging 48' of bouncing balls? Talk about "fun energy"!


                                                                     Openeyeart 2011
Kevin Norwood, Emily Sasser, Cathy Christensen, Edna Kimmons

Butterfly and Bug Silhouettes
This is one of 15 canvases painted by the Legacy employees, staff and doctors . Each canvas was created by a team of 4 individuals. Open Eye Art later took these back to the studio and painted the black silhouette around each colorful image. All of these were painted silently with beautiful music and a sense of adventure.
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Watercolor by Jennifer Winship Mark
I am such a procrastinator!  I had until 8pm tonight to get this 
watercolor completed for the WSO show coming up in Sunriver Oregon this October.
I finished the piece at 7:50- photographed it and entered it by 8:04.
It will be interesting to see what happens......
This is a portrait of my daughter, Laura.  A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of picking lavender out in Yamhill , Oregon during the Lavender Festival.  It was breathtakingly beautiful farm land.
I combined a photo taken of Laura looking into the sun while standing overlooking the Arno River in Florence  a couple of years ago. 
Keep watching because I am working on some new landscapes currently.
I will post as soon as I have something!




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