May I Introduce Jennifer McChristian?

Jennifer McChristian: Weekend with the Masters art instructor

Jennifer McChristian was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. In 1986 she and her family took permanent residence in Los Angeles. In 1990 she earned a B.F.A with honors from Otis Parsons Art Institute. For the next eight years McChristian was employed as a full-time animation artist and worked on projects for various studios including Disney and Nickelodeon. During this time, she continued to pursue her artistic aspirations. Her studies consisted of painting classes under the tutelage of such renowned artists as Robert Blue, Karl Dempwolf, and Steve Huston.

Pickup Truck by Jennifer McChristian, oil painting.
Pickup Truck by Jennifer McChristian, oil painting.

She admires and is inspired by John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and Arthur Streeton. McChristian paints oil painting art and occasionally with watercolors. She has adapted a painterly, impressionistic style that expresses her affinity for nature. Since 2000, the artist has devoted herself to painting full-time and actively participates in art events. She conducts an ongoing, uninstructed figure drawing/painting workshop twice a week out of her spacious 1,200-square-foot studio (that she refers to as the 'sanctuary') located in the heart of Los Feliz Village.

She also finds the time to pursue other artistic interests such as classical ballet. McChristian believes learning is a never-ending process and continues to develop and refine her artistic talent through workshops, research, travel, and frequent excursions to museums and galleries. She is represented by Abend Gallery, in Denver, Colorado; InSight Gallery, in Fredericksburg, Texas; Segil Fine Art Source, in Old Town Monrovia, California; Silvana Gallery, in Glendale, California; and Waterhouse Gallery, in Santa Barbara, California. For more information on McChristian, visit her website.

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  Courtney is the editor of Artist Daily. For her, art is one of life’s essentials and a career mainstay. She’s pursued academic studies of the Old Masters of Spain and Italy as well as museum curatorial experience, writing and reporting on arts and culture as a magazine staffer, and acquiring and editing architecture and cultural history books. She hopes to recommit herself to more studio time, too, working in mixed media.