My art explores the beauty and impermanence of phases of the natural world, from the possibilities of new beginnings to the mysteries of the old and decayed.

As a mixed media artist, I have the freedom to use a variety of materials and techniques. My paintings are created through a combination of layering, painting, collage and printing. My art assemblages come to life through a process of reimagining found objects, particularly worn, frayed, and rusty elements.

In addition to creating art, I also facilitate art workshops. Art experiences can be tailored to the needs of your group or organization.

If you are interested in learning more, would like to form an art collaboration, or purchase a piece listed on my site, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jvgend@gmail.com.