Jennifer Johnston-Jones, Ph.D. left her established career as a psychologist to dive head-first into painting. Yet, her psychological background informs her art deeply. Integrating neuroaesthetics and Jungian psychological concepts, she paints not just for beauty, but to create an intentional psychological response in the viewer. Jennifer is compelled to paint to find a new way to continue to help heal and bring peace to others. She studied art at the Instituto Allende in Mexico, Colorado Mountain College and under the French painter Isabelle Bryer. Jennifer was born in Nebraska, grew up in Southern California and now lives in the mountains of Colorado.
There is life-changing magic to be found upon looking closer. Integrating psychological concepts of archetypes and identity, I paint large-scale images to move people closer into themselves and into the world around them. With my paintbrush I can pause time by looking beyond the obvious and swim in the tiny details that often go unnoticed. In a state of flow and pure serenity, I am healing, growing new neurological pathways to joy, and transmitting that peace into visual form. I hope to impart the same depth of peace, connection and grace that I feel when my brush sweeps across the canvas to those who view my art.