PAINTING IN PLEIN AIR – CAPTURING THE ESSENCE, SPIRIT & SENSE OF PLACE

“I love exploring the landscapes of Florida. It gives me a sense of place and home. I am especially intrigued with the wild places such as the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. Outdoor painting demands both acute observation and my full attention. Although the product is a still image, the process feels more like an exquisite slow movie, I strive for a sense of oneness and congruency with the landscape.”

Jennifer Clinard came to landscape painting from a thirty year career in theater and film. Having grown up in Florida, she completed a master’s degree in Constructive Design at Florida State University. After moving to San Francisco, she became a scenic artist, painting and sculpting for the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet.

Her scenic painting then expanded into film set painting and mural work. For the film industry, she worked as both a construction painter and standby painter. In these two roles, she worked on numerous film and television productions including Basic Instinct, Nightmare Before Christmas and Rent. The highlight of her mural work came working on the crew that restored a fifteen hundred square foot ceiling in the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. There’s more information about Jennifer’s film work at the IMDB.

Since her return to Florida, Jennifer has explored the world of plein air landscape painting. She initially had her own gallery at Railroad Square and subsequently exhibited at South of Soho Galley. For the last five years, she has shown her paintings at the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Gadsden Art Center, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, and FSU Museum of Fine Arts.

Her professional associations include the Council on Culture and Arts, Ten Artists Ltd. and honorary member of IATSE Local 800, the Art Directors Guild. Her work is in collections at Agnes Scott College and the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science.

EDUCATION

1975  M.S. in Constructive Design, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

1972  B.A. in Art and Art History, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019    A Visual Conversation, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2019    Ten Artists Ltd, Eye Associates, Tallahassee, FL

2019    Open Studio and Group Show, Natalia Andreeva Art, Tallahassee, FL

2018    Global Warning, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2018    Art of Resistance, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2018    From the Ground Up, LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2018    Artists of Apalachicola, Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art, Apalachicola, FL

2017    4th Annual Artists of Apalachicola, Apalachicola Museum of Art, Apalachicola, FL

2017    The Way We See It, 22nd Floor Gallery, the Florida Capitol, Tallahassee, FL

2017    Around the Big Bend, Tallahassee Museum, Tallahassee, FL

2017    Sketchcrawl at the Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2016    3rd Annual Artists of Apalachicola, Apalachicola Museum of Art, Apalachicola, FL

2016    Under Florida Skies, Picture Frames Unlimited, Tallahassee, FL

2016    Four Paint Florida, Sage Restaurant, Tallahassee, FL

2016    28th Art in Gadsden, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2016    The Artful Nude, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2016    Dance-scapes, Jefferson Arts Center, Monticello, FL

2016    The Yellow Chair, Nan Boyton Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2016    Viewer Discretion Advised, Black Dog Café, Tallahassee, FL

2015    Encore! Of Vision and Variety, 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2015    Florida Postcards (2-person exhibit), Au Peche Mignon, Tallahassee, FL

2015    Creative Tallahassee 2015, City Hall Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2015    Sketchcrawl 5, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science,

Tallahassee, FL

2014    26th Art in Gadsden, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2014    Senior Artist Showcase 2014, Tallahassee Senior Center, Tallahassee, FL

2014    Artists of Summer, 1020 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2014    Artists’ League Summer Annual, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2014    Creative Tallahassee 2014, City Hall Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2014    Sketchin’ at the Museum III, Tallahassee Sketchcrawl, Tallahassee Museum of     History and Natural Science Tallahassee, FL

2013    500 Years in the Land of Flowers, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2013    25th Silver Anniversary, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2013    Creative Tallahassee, City Hall Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2013    Senior Artists Showcase 2013, Tallahassee Senior Center, Tallahassee, FL

2013    To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate, Artists’ League Summer Annual, Talla., FL

2013    Tallahassee Sketchcrawl, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science

Tallahassee, FL

2013    Painting the Panhandle, Cedar Key Arts Center, Cedar Key, FL

2012    24th Art in Gadsden, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2012    Painting Paradise (2-person exhibition) Talla. Artport Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2012    Artists’ League Summer Annual, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2012    Tallahassee Sketchcrawl, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2012    Sketchin’, Tallahassee Sketchcrawl, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, Tallahassee, FL

2012    Artists Guild, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2011    23rd Art in Gadsden, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2011    Senior Artist Showcase, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts and Tallahassee

Senior Center, Tallahassee, FL

2011    Alla Prima, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, Fl

2011    It’s All Psychological, Artists’ League Summer Annual, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2011    Cat Life Invitational, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2011    LeMoyne Inspires, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2011    Alla Prima, Gadsden Art Center, Quincy, FL

2010    Creative Tallahassee, City Hall Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2009-2011 South of Soho Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2008    20th Art in Gadsden, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2008    Out of Pocket II, Small Art Invitational, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2008    Feathers, Fins, and Foliage, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Talla., FL

2006-2008 J.Clinard Studio Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

  

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Ten Artists, Tallahassee, FL

Council on Culture and Arts, Tallahassee, FL

Honorary member of IATSE Local #800, Scenic, Art Directors Guild, Hollywood, CA

 

AWARDS

2018    Best of Show, Artists of Apalachicola, Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art, Apalachicola, FL

2018    3rd Place, From the Ground Up, LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2017    1st Place, 4th Annual Artists of Apalachicola, On the Waterfront Gallery, Apalachicola, FL

  

COLLECTIONS

Agnes Scott College, Alumnae House, Decatur, GA

Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, Chapin, Tallahassee, FL