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Meet the Artist

Mixed media artist Jennifer Viaene was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin. As a young girl, she was fascinated by watching her grandmother paint. But, it would be many years before she would begin her own journey into art.

Jennifer spent most of her career working with children with autism. In 2012, she moved to Tasmania. Inspired by the unique aboriginal-style dot art, she began painting for the first time at nearly 50 years old, with no formal training. After returning to the U.S. in 2013, she settled in Destin, Florida, and continued her artistic journey through experimentation in a variety of mediums—acrylics, glass, and mixed media.

Jennifer has shown her work in numerous galleries across Florida’s Emerald Coast, and her paintings can be found in private collections across the U.S. and Australia. 

Awards
Life’s a Beach magazine, Second Place Cover Feature, 2019
Life's a Beach magazine, First Place Cover Feature, 2018
Art & Design Society of Fort Walton Beach "Carnival" Show, February 2018 Calendar Feature, 2017
Life’s A Beach magazine, First Place Cover Feature, 2017
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds Art Fair, People’s Choice, 2016
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds Art Fair 2016, Honorable Mention, 2016

Shows
Miami Spectrum, December 2017
Artexpo New York, April 2017
Art & Design Society of Fort Walton Beach "Carnival" Show, June 2017
Art & Design Society of Fort Walton Beach “What’s on the Menu” Show, May 2017
Art in the Park, Watercolor, FL, March 2017
Art & Design Society of Fort Walton Beach, monthly entries 2016

Artwork Donations
Destin History and Fishing Museum, 2019
Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, 2018
4th Annual Veterans Day 5k, Destin, 2018
Trees On The Coast/Spamma Pajamma, 2018
Destin History and Fishing Museum, 2018
4th Annual Veterans Day 5k, Destin, 2017
Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, 2017
Destin History and Fishing Museum, 2017
Destin Main Street Community Garden, 2016
Destin Pooch Palooza, 2016
Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, 2016
Project Hope, Fort Walton Beach, 2016
Destin History and Fishing Museum, 2016

Professional Service
Guest Judge, Art and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach, Shades of Blue Art Show, 2016
Guest Judge, Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce Art Show, 2016

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