Jen Clausen
A painted world is a sensory construct, a creation felt as much as it is seen, a forgery more truthful than reality.

I enjoy the meditative investigation, decisions, and re-decisions forced by painting directly from life. Painting, for me, involves a constant attempt to strip away the superfluous in order to identify the basic architecture of what’s in front of me. Over and over again I am humbled and reminded that my ego has no place in this kind of painting.

When people look at my paintings, I want them to see the inquiry and exploration inherent in my painting process, and I want them to feel inspired to carry that sense of examination and curiosity with them into the rest of the world. I hope that my paintings encourage people to tap into that often-stifled place within us all that is visual, not verbal, and to observe life armed with wonder and investigation.