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    Even at our worst... Oil on canvas. 26 in. x 34 in.
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    A reflection of what you used to be. Oil on canvas. 12 in. x 12 in.
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    I'll take my chances and go it alone. 30 in. x 44 in. Oil on canvas.
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    Detail of I'll take my chances and go it alone.
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    Don't Look Now. Oil on canvas. 26 in. x 34 in.
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    Detail of Don't Look Now.
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    Thirteen. Oil on canvas. 26 in. x 34 in.
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    I'm so tired of picking myself up off the ground. Oil on canvas. 26 in. x 34 in.
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    Hold On. Oil on canvas. 24 in. x 36 in.
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    The Shower Scene. Oil on canvas. 24 in. x 36 in.
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    I'm convinced wondering 'what if' is the worst thing there is. Oil on canvas.
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    Something Better. Oil on canvas. 12 in. x 16 in.
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    Taking your own life with boredom, I'm taking my own life with wine. Oil on canvas. 12x12. 2011
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    So pace the stairs to your apartment, like it's where you want to be. Oil on canvas. 2011
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    Not the same. Oil on canvas. 24x36. 2011
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    It's ironic that I drink to make my insides stop hurting. (Commissioned painting) Oil on panel. 6x12 2011
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    Beginning in an ending. Oil on canvas. 12x12 2011
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"This is a message to you: Do what you love, love what you do"
I am a: Woman
Seeking: Networking
Age: 34
Education: Master's Degree
City: New York, NY
Country: United States
Profession: Artist
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Professional Info
My Business Name: Jennifer Young
Phone: 516 707 8077
Email: jennifer.young.paintings@gmail.com
City: New York, NY, 10011, United States
My Profession: Painting & Drawing
About my work:
My life experiences and love for photography are the inspirations for my paintings. My paintings feature women in various settings. The images I create are often symbolic or metaphorical of intense emotions. My artwork is my visual diary. I recall past events in my life and then think of images that portray them. Once I have an idea for the painting, I set up a photo shoot and recreate the scene that I imagined. I orchestrate the photo shoot by telling the model what to do and how to look. After perusing many photographs, I choose one and paint directly from it.
I work from my photographs because of my love for the medium and my desire to show detail and realism in my paintings. I have always felt that the camera is the closest thing to allowing the viewer to see what I see through my eyes. However, what the eye sees and what the photograph captures is limited. Unlike the camera, the mind has the ability to filter and focus on specific aspects of the picture. It is then my task to emphasize what I feel are the most important elements in my painting.
I paint with oils on stretched, acrylic-primed canvas. I consider composition while I am taking the photograph; I want the structure of the work to be interesting, to have some sort of unique quality. To accomplish this, I shoot from many different angles and viewpoints. The uniqueness of the photograph depends on the camera angle.
One of the amazing things about humans is that we can find ways to relate to one another. Some of us have been through the same experiences, but they affect each of us differently. I would like people to look at my paintings and feel some emotion, or maybe even feel like they have felt the same way the person in my paintings do. I want my artwork to be universal.

I graduated from School of Visual arts with a BFA in Fine Arts. My work has been featured in gallery shows such as "Tomorrow's Artists Today" and "Figure It Out" at the Visual Arts Gallery in Chelsea. My work has also been published in books such as "20/20" curated by Jerry Saltz.
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