Jen Glover Riggs

I am inspired by the beauty and patterns found in nature, and by mark making in organic ways. I like to use unconventional tools that make organic and unpredictable marks when I paint, but at the same time I like to have a degree of control over my composition. I make one mark, then evaluate the piece and make another. For me, this is a study in the balance of chaos and control. The paint reacts to the marks that I make, and then I in turn react. In this way, I am able to create a piece that is intentionally beautiful but also very organic and energetic.


I am also interested in adding depth and dimension to my artwork, and have experimented with this in several different ways. In my Sanctuary series, I created three dimensional marks which I layered on top of one another in a shadowbox frame. In my Gaea and Breathe series, multiple layers of acrylic paint and epoxy resin combine to create artworks that are full of depth and mystery.