Barbara Krans Jenkins Gallery

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Barbara Krans Jenkins enjoys working on location, whether it is doing a scenic vista, a delicate botanical study or a more elaborate painting, selecting forest floor microcosms from the abundant flora and fauna around her. It is always important to her to capture the delicate ecological balance of her subjects in their environment. She finds her subject matter from her Cuyahoga Valley National Park home; west, across our land to the headlands of Northern California. Jenkins’ paintings hang in galleries, corporate and private collections here and abroad. Jenkins also enjoys doing Architectural Renderings as well as Pet Portraits. To date, her work has been published in nine books.

Barbara Krans Jenkins’ work is part of the permanent collection of the Cliffside Artist’s Collaborative at the Sargeant-Laesig Museum in Hinkley, OH. Currently representing a number of her original art and Giclees. Local Galleries representing her work are The Harris Stanton Gallery at Pilgrim Square in Fairlawn, OH; The Hudson Fine Art and Framing Gallery on the Square in Hudson, OH. Out west, Barbara’s work is represented by The Lynne Prentice Gallery in Mendocino, CA.

Current group affiliations: The Colored Pencil Society of America; Akron Society of Artists; The Artists of Rubber City; and the Crooked River Gang (in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park).

Although Barbara works in oil, pastels, charcoal and watercolor, she prefers the control, blending quality and convenience of the dry painting medium professional grade, archival Colored Pencil pigments (oil-based, water based, and/or wax based), often over fine ink contour lines. Her love of line is clear in her work. Some say that as she applies her pigments, her subject’s spring to life, right off the surface of the paper! Recently, a new direction has been turning gourds into Fine Art Sculptures (for table-tops, book shelves, etc.) utilizing pyrography, carving, and colored pencils. See her web and blog sites to view these unique creations.

Artist’s Statement:
Barbara finds her art process to be a renewing, healing process. As she works, she is transported to a quiet place with God. Time vanishes as she ponders in awe, the marvelous works of the Master Creator in nature. Time vanishes as she works, pondering in awe, and the marvelous works of the Master Creator in nature. She says: “I hope my work imparts my passion and reverent appreciation of our land and its Maker”.

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Front & Back Views of Colored Pencil on Gourds

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