canvas can be purchased at South Boutique
Jenny Garrett of JMG Gallery is a dear friend of mine and a fantastic co-worker. This year she started putting out amazing paintings and they have really taken off.
For Thanksgiving we have teamed up together to host a giveaway for one of her hand painted Christmas Ornaments.
But first, I've asked Jenny to answer a few questions so you can all get to know this amazing woman I call friend...
When did you decide to start JMG Gallery?I am a full time nurse in the CVICU at Children's of Alabama. Through the ups and downs with the job, I use my God-gifted talent as an outlet. Painting is my first passion and after a lifetime of dreaming of becoming a professional artist, I started my "side" business a little over a year and a half ago. Currently, I sell my artwork in boutiques throughout the state of Alabama as well as creating several commissioned pieces that have been delivered spanningSince starting JMG Gallery, I have been commissioned to paint several larger pieces that have been delivered throughout the southeast. I also currently sell smaller gift items in boutiques that span the state of Alabama.What inspires you to paint? Do you listen to music or is it completely quiet?I am inspired by everything- sometimes work, sometimes my personal life. Although I enjoy painting specific requests for clients, I especially love to sit in my studio and create something from scratch. I typically have some music on when I am painting. Artists like NEEDTOBREATHE and Amos Lee keep me up-beat and happy. If I am working on a deadline- I usually like the silence-it keeps me focused. :)What is your favorite style of painting? What style are you using?My favorite style of work is textured abstract. I use a medium called molding paste which allows me to create objects and textures that actually come off the canvas. I love being able to feel my art-work. Most of my pieces aren't complete without a little bit of liquid gold leaf.What is your favorite time of the year?It sounds cliché, but the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite times of the year. We should always be thankful for our blessings- but I love that these seasons remind us to put it into practice in very intentional ways. We typically cook more, love more, and give more. I love being the hands and feet of Christ while also remembering why we are all here to begin with- "For unto us a child is born..." Isaiah 9:6Where can we buy your paintings?My paintings are available at South boutique in Huntsville, Trussville and Highway 280 and Nona Ruth's in Trussville, Al.You can also purchase or commission a piece through my website (www.jmg.gallery) or through Instagram @jmg.gallery
Jenny and I are teaming up to giveaway this Christmas tree ornament! Check out our individual Instagram accounts HERE and HERE to enter! If you don't get lucky and win you can purchase these ornaments at Nona Ruth's in Trussville, AL.
Photos of Jenny and her work were taken by the talented Grace Bedsole