About Jenny Be

My art connects me to the energy of joy & love

Color is my inspiration.  It makes my heart sing!

When I pick up a paintbrush and see a blank canvas, my Lifesong begins

Like a dancer ..when the music starts.

My soul is still,  I am present in the moment, doing what I love most:

Sharing my joy.

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I believe we are all born with gifts.

I learned about mine when I was about the age of eight, while working alongside my grandmother who owned a flower shop.  She told me I had an eye for putting colors together and balancing a flower arrangement. I learned and I love to create beauty.  But what I discovered on my own, was my love for working with my hands and the peace it gave my soul.

Mostly self-taught, I have painted for over 30 years.  And through this expression I have learned many things about myself along the way.  As a young Artist, I was very self-critical and I spent too much time comparing my work to other Artists.  It wasn’t until I was older that I learned to “Be Still” and listen to my own voice.  I believe this is when my art work took a big turn.  When you follow your heart, and observe what brings you joy, it opens up your most pure self.

Leo Buscalgia said:

“We need not be afraid to touch, to feel, to show emotion.  The easiest thing in the world is to be what you are and what you feel.  The hardest thing to be is what other people want you to be.”  

I so resonate with these sentiments! ........... Well said Leo!

I think the biggest mistake we make as visual artists is to assume that what we see when we paint is something separate from us.  However when we respond to our stillness with our brush in hand, we begin to connect with our truest self.

When we are drawn to something and fall in love with it , we instantly connect because we already have it in us.  Look around and enjoy what touches you.

I have been asked about why I go by the signature name Jenny Be.  Leo Tolstoy made a statement that fit me perfectly:

“If you want to be happy.,  just. .... . . ..Be”