Jennifer Redstreake Geary
Individual Artist, Visual Artist
Jennifer, mainly a watercolor artist, has had an exciting year! Let us catch you up. She signed 7 licensing contracts within the last 5 months. She started painting on PAPER again, something she swore she would never do (still painting on her beloved Aquabord – that will never change!). Jen also broke out the oils again and began a series of florals with them, rediscovering her love for the creamy paints and the smell of linseed oil. Look for more of these in 2016 as she launches new collections on LARGE canvases (gasp! canvas! Yes, things are a-changing!) Her subject matters have evolved as well, more organic and less painstakingly detailed – allowing the brushstrokes to speak for themselves, the colors to blend and meld into one another as they so often do in nature. What about the ball jars? Ball jars, oh, those will always come into play somewhere… always.
What she is most proud of is her new fabric line! 3 awesome collections of gorgeous textiles (and hopefully more to come this year!) Check them out at the Guildery. Having a mother who is a fabulous textile artist and having quilted herself a time or two, this is something Jen has always wanted to do and which her partner in crime spurred her to try her hand at designing. (He has good ideas and she does listen to him occasionally.)
Hopefully 2016 will bring Jen’s art into brick and mortar stores as licensing opportunities expand in more directions. Already, her work is reaching places like Wal Mart and Wayfair, going as far as overseas to the European markets. We will try hard to solidify the brand that is Redstreake as Jen is working on a new collection of works including a wildlife line and more ‘Dans la Ferme’ and ‘Paris Botanique’ collections, which have been popular.
Jennifer’s works of art have been featured in many group and solo shows in the Tennessee Valley over the past 8 years. Her work can be seen in several galleries and are sought out by collectors all across the globe. Her new paintings in the coming year will both please her collectors and attract new ones (she hopes!). Her work has been featured in national magazines and has been published countless times in local media. Her art is now finding new homes on a global scale thanks to licensing, so now everyone can enjoy the works of art that she has envisioned and created.
Jennifer feeds her craving to create art by drinking tankards of coffee and eating banana chips (a new craving thanks to the dehydrator they got for christmas) where she happily resides with her kids and partner in crime in Huntsville, Alabama.”
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” – Pablo Picasso