Jennifer Dowdell

ABOUT JENNIFER

Hello! I'm so glad you're here. I'll tell you a little about myself...

 

I grew up in Amherst, New York and have spent my professional career in advertising and graphic design, mostly in the Buffalo area. I am a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts. 

I loved my graphic design career and was thrilled to have garnered several awards for my work. These included two Silver Design Awards from the Art Directors Club of Buffalo; The Pinnacle Award from American City Business Journals; and Best Advertising Campaign from the National Association of Legal Marketing Executives. I was also excited to have my work featured in Seth Godin’s Guerrilla Marketing Handbook and Lynn Haller's book entitled Fresh Ideas in Promotion.

 

In 2003, I was extremely honored to receive the Business First of Buffalo's Forty Under 40 award for my achievements in both my professional career and, almost more importantly, my contributions to the community through my work with a variety of non-profit organizations.

 

In 2010, I retired from the corporate world to become a caregiver to my parents. Since then, I've discovered the joy of creating works of art and sharing them with the world.

Primarily utilizing acrylic paints and my fun collection of ephemera, I enjoy exploring rich textural surfaces and combining media that invites the viewer to enjoy my work from afar as well as all the details close-up through my many layers.

"I enjoy the softer muted tones I find in vintage materials of the past and try to incorporate that feeling into my artwork. I also enjoy playing with textures and colors.I'm not trying to make statements necessarily in my art, but I hope the viewer resonates with something within it."

 

Recently I was honored both locally and nationally for my paintings, and regularly exhibit my work when the opportunity arises. I enjoy being an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists.  And I continue my volunteer work as an active member of the Western New York Artists Group  serving on its Board of Directors. 

When I'm not painting, I'm enjoying gardening, spending time with my husband, my family, and friends. Oh, and riding with my Peloton!!!