Jenna McNair

On display at the Edwardsville Public Library  at 112 S. Kansas St. in Edwardsville, IL.

Jenna received her B.F.A from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale with a specialization in Painting, along with Minors in Art History and Museum Studies.  She is an oil painter continuously seeking knowledge to expand her awareness and perspective of her environment.  Jenna celebrates the relationships of humanity and the world we occupy.  Seeking out the genuine vibrance in the dull and mundane, the uniqueness in ordinary things are revealed.  Exploring behavioral tendencies and emotional thought patterns, she liberates herself from being controlled by them.  As she studies the scientific nature of our limited years, she discovers beauty and acceptance.  She uses color, texture, composition, and often comedy to capture and convey the endless amount of struggles we encounter daily as human beings.  She offers a therapeutic aspect in each work as gaining awareness, shifting perspectives, learning acceptance, and comedic relief has helped her throughout her own life.