Friday, January 28, 2011

Jen Mann, Vixens and Vermin, & More Painting Ideas

Your Fate Or Mine, 48"x 60", oil on canvas, c. 2010 ]

Today's Inspiration is courtesy of Blythe Hill. She sent me a link to the art of Jen Mann the other day, and I am forever grateful to her for it. This girl paints whimsical scenes of sexy women with cute, little, fuzzy animals and somehow there is still a sense of danger that you get when you look at them. How does she do it? I love them. I want to buy a print for my room. Check out her website here. Not only is she an amazing artist, she is also the art director of a really cool Canadian magazine called Konekt.

[ Jen Mann at her work space. ]

[ Konekt Magazine ]

I've been wanting to include animals in my paintings for a while now. I was telling my friend David that I want to paint him holding his shotgun, with his dog Riff heeling obediently at his feet and his Cadillac parked behind him. It would be a modern day interpretation of one of those classic hunting portraits that English gentlemen used to have commissioned for their hallway of mirrors.

Anyways, here are a few of my favorite paintings by the talented Jen Mann, as well as one of her prints.

- Amy
Listening to: Neko Case's "Maybe Sparrow"
I forgot how great Neko Case is.

Don't Hide Your Face Dear, 24"x 30", oil on canvas ]

And Dance By The Light Of The Moon, 30"x36", oil on canvas, c. 2009 ]

Follow, 48"x48", oil on canvas ]

July Flame, 48"x 60", oil on canvas, c. 2010 ]

Sea Gal, 48"x48", oil on canvas ]

[ Snow White, 48"x48", oil on canvas, c. 2009 ]

Pelican, 48"x48", oil on canvas ]


  1. I absolutely LOVE Pelican. Look at her hair and eyes, and look at their wings!

  2. Thanks for following:)
    And I absolutely love these drawings!
    The one with Freja is gorgeous.

  3. Isn't she great!? Love her style.


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