After many years as a fashion illustrator and designer, Jeri took time off to raise a family while working from home as a textile and graphic designer. Devoting herself to full time painting over 10 years ago, and sharing her love of pastels by teaching, has led to a new and interesting "next act".
Jeri has found that the immediacy of pastels make them the perfect medium in which to "Make the Ordinary, Extraordinary" and tell stories in her paintings.
Jeri loves painting still lives, urban interiors, and especially figures & fabrics. Her interest in negative space painting and finding "hidden colors" in objects make her classes enlightening. Jeri has been teaching weekly Zoom classes and workshops since July to students from all over the country and the UK!
(Pre- Covid,) Jeri taught weekly classes in New York & New Jersey, and now teaches weekly at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina and continues to do demos and workshops in many states; as well as now jurying art exhibits all over the country.)
Master Circle IAPS
Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America
Member of The Salmagundi Club in New York
Signature member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey
Signature Member of The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
Signature Member of the Connecticut Pastel Society
Pastel Society of New Hampshire
The Degas Pastel Society
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
Member of Distinction, American Women Artists (AWA)
American Artist Professional League (AAPL)